Tour of Britain
Stage 3: Congleton to Tatton Park, Knutsford - Stage Details

The third stage of the Tour of Britain was animated with an early breakaway of four riders successfully staying away until the finish line after a challenging 179kilometre stage.

All six of the ORICA-BikeExchange team made it through the hilly day safely in the main peloton with Luka Mezgec the highest place finisher sprinting in to tenth.

“We were hoping for a bunch sprint today but there wasn’t much cohesion from the rest of the sprinter's teams," said sport director Matt Wilson. “It ended up with a bit of a Mexican stand off and that was it, the leaders stayed away.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Ian Stannard (GBR) - Team Sky 4:14:12
2 Graham Briggs (GBR) - JLT Condor 0:01:46
3 Kristian House (GBR) - ONE Pro Cycling 0:01:46
4 Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) - Bardiani CSF 0:05:43
5 Danny Van Poppel (NED) - Team Sky 0:05:43
6 Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) - Team Giant-Alpecin 0:05:43
7 Christopher Latham (GBR) - Team WIGGINS 0:05:43
8 Rick Zabel (GER) - BMC Racing Team 0:05:43
9 Dylan Van Baarle (NED) - Cannondale-Drapac 0:05:43
10 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:05:43
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
10 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:05:43
63 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:05:43
97 Robert Power (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:06:04
99 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:06:04
105 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:07:20
111 Alexander Edmonson (Aus) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:07:20