The stage film - 08/03 - 16:01

Pedersen takes his turn

A mild weather welcomes the 148 riders taking on stage 3 of Paris-Nice 2022 from Vierzon (1 non-starter: Israel-Premier Tech’s Guillaume Boivin). Three breakaway artists quickly get on the move: Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal), Owain Doull (EF Education-EasyPost) and Alexis Gougeard (B&B Hotels-KTM) break away from the bunch at km 3.

The attackers gain 5'

Jasper...

Interview - 08/03 - 16:57

Gougeard: "When I saw De Gendt was up for it…"

Alexis Gougeard (B&B Hotels-KTM): "I had planned not to go in the breakaway, but when I saw Thomas De Gendt was up for it, I figured it should be interesting. The legs are good these days and I prefer to ride at the front during stages that can be nervous in the peloton. Now the goal remains to make the breaks and to get the best result possible. We’ll try to win one."

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Interview - 08/03 - 16:52

Dewulf: "It was hectic"

Stan Dewulf (AG2R Citroën): "Normally, that’s a sprint I would have liked but I was involved in a crash earlier so we tried to do it with Oli [Naesen]. It was hectic in the end, especially with a tailwind, and there was a crash with [Christophe] Laporte. Tomorrow I want to defend the white jersey as much as possible. With 14’’ on [Stefan] Bissegger it...

Interview - 08/03 - 16:47

Van Aert: "Pedersen started early, and I thought it would play in my favour"

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma): "Mads [Pedersen] was really impressive today. He’s a strong rider and a specialist for tough finishes like this. He started really early, and I thought it would play in my favour to allow me to pass him, but I wasn’t strong enough in the end. Tomorrow, I hope to do a good time-trial and then we all want to help Primoz [Roglic] to do a...

Interview - 08/03 - 16:41

Holmes: "The day after the time-trial may be the most important"

Matthew Holmes (Lotto Soudal): "There were two riders that we couldn’t let go without us. So Thomas [De Gendt] saved me going in the breakaway, he was able to beat Gougeard in the sprints so that was perfect. The legs are not bad so we’ll see after the time-trial. We’ll focus on the breakaways, chasing a stage, and the polka dot jersey can come along. Obviously,...

Interview - 08/03 - 16:36

Pedersen: "My first World Tour win in a long time"

Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo): "I knew the finish, we did it one lap earlier, and it was perfect for me. Things went different than yesterday, when we were unlucky in the finale. Today the team did a fantastic job, it was a perfect lead out from Alex [Kirsch] and Jasper [Stuyven]. When I felt it was time to go, I just put my head down and sprinted to the line. Luckily...

Sport Side

Road Kilometers Schedules Local Time
From the finish From the start 44km/h 42km/h 40km/h
FRANCE 11:15 11:15 11:15
CHER (18) 11:15 11:15 11:15
D27 VIERZON 190.8 0 11:25 11:25 11:25
BRINAY 188.3 2.5 11:28 11:29 11:29
Fosse 186.4 4.4 11:31 11:31 11:32
QUINCY (D27-D68-D27-D20) 182.6 8.2 11:36 11:37 11:37
D20 Boitier (CERBOIS) 176.9 13.9 11:44 11:45 11:46
Carrefour D20-D918 172.9 17.9 11:49 11:50 11:52
D918 Maison Neuve (LAZENAY) 172.5 18.3 11:50 11:51 11:52
INDRE (36) 11:50 11:51 11:53
REUILLY 171.7 19.1 11:51 11:52 11:54
La Ferté 169.9 20.9 11:53 11:55 11:56
DIOU 167.5 23.3 11:57 11:58 12:00
SAINTE-LIZAIGNE 163.3 27.5 12:02 12:04 12:06
Villiers-Les-Roses 161.4 29.4 12:05 12:07 12:09
Carrefour D918-VC 157.3 33.5 12:11 12:13 12:15
ISSOUDUN (VC-D918-D19) 157 33.8 12:11 12:13 12:16
D19 Zone de collecte n°1 153 37.8 12:16 12:19 12:22
La Folie 151.5 39.3 12:19 12:21 12:24
VOUILLON 139.5 51.3 12:35 12:38 12:42
SASSIERGES-SAINT-GERMAIN 132.8 58 12:44 12:48 12:52
ARDENTES (D19-D943-D12-D14) 127.6 63.2 12:51 12:55 13:00
D14 Carrefour D14-D990 118.5 72.3 13:03 13:08 13:13
La Verrerie (ARTHON) 118.5 72.3 13:03 13:08 13:13
D12 La Preugne des Bordes (BUXIÈRES-D'AILLAC) 111.1 79.7 13:14 13:19 13:24
D927 BOUESSE 105.5 85.3 13:21 13:27 13:33
Les Neilloux 103 87.8 13:25 13:30 13:37
Le Coudray (MAILLET) 101.7 89.1 13:26 13:32 13:39
D40 La Font Liday 96.8 94 13:33 13:39 13:46
D30 Bonnilly 96.4 94.4 13:34 13:40 13:47
La Tuilerie 95.2 95.6 13:35 13:42 13:48
CHAVIN (D30-D40-D54) 94.9 95.9 13:36 13:42 13:49
D54 LE MENOUX 91.7 99.1 13:40 13:47 13:54
Carrefour D54-D48 90.1 100.7 13:42 13:49 13:56
D48 Le Bourgoin 89.4 101.4 13:43 13:50 13:57
Le Moulin Lasnier 89 101.8 13:44 13:50 13:58
BADECON-LE-PIN (D48-D40) 87.4 103.4 13:46 13:53 14:00
D40 Châtillon 85.6 105.2 13:48 13:55 14:03
Les Chocats 84.4 106.4 13:50 13:57 14:04
Le Pin 83.9 106.9 13:51 13:58 14:05
Le Haut Verger 83.1 107.7 13:52 13:59 14:07
GARGILESSE-DAMPIERRE (D40-VC-D40) 82.5 108.3 13:53 14:00 14:07
Les Quatre Vents 79.3 111.5 13:57 14:04 14:12
CUZION 77.7 113.1 13:59 14:07 14:15
La Jarrige (D40-D72) 75.3 115.5 14:02 14:10 14:18
D72 Carrefour D72-D45 73.2 117.6 14:05 14:13 14:21
D45 Eguzonnet 71.2 119.6 14:08 14:16 14:24
ÉGUZON-CHANTÔME (D45-D36-D913) 70.2 120.6 14:09 14:17 14:26
Côte d'Eguzon 70.1 120.7 14:09 14:17 14:26
D913 La Braudière 68 122.8 14:12 14:20 14:29
Charchet 67.3 123.5 14:13 14:21 14:30
CREUSE (23) 14:18 14:26 14:35
L'Age Vieille (CROZANT) 62.8 128 14:19 14:28 14:37
Maisons (CROZANT) 58.8 132 14:25 14:34 14:43
Côte de Crozant 57.9 132.9 14:26 14:35 14:44
Le Pré carré (CROZANT) 57.5 133.3 14:27 14:35 14:45
La Malignère (CROZANT) 57.3 133.5 14:27 14:36 14:45
Les léchères (CROZANT) 57.3 133.5 14:27 14:36 14:45
Bellevue 56.4 134.4 14:28 14:37 14:46
D49 Chadreugnat 55.4 135.4 14:30 14:38 14:48
Le Peux Rebelis 55 135.8 14:30 14:39 14:49
LAFAT 53.9 136.9 14:32 14:40 14:50
COLONDANNES 48.6 142.2 14:39 14:48 14:58
D951 Entrée sur circuit final 48.3 142.5 14:39 14:49 14:59
Zone de collecte n°4 48.2 142.6 14:39 14:49 14:59
DUN-LE-PALESTEL (D951-D913-D951) 44.4 146.4 14:45 14:54 15:04
DUN-LE-PALESTEL (1ER PASSAGE SUR LA LIGNE D'ARRIVÉE) 43.9 146.9 14:45 14:55 15:05
Carrefour D951-D15 41.5 149.3 14:49 14:58 15:09
D15 SAINT-SULPICE-LE-DUNOIS 38.7 152.1 14:52 15:02 15:13
LA CELLE-DUNOISE (D15-D22) 33.8 157 14:59 15:09 15:20
D22 La Vallade 31.8 159 15:02 15:12 15:23
BUSSIÈRE-DUNOISE 26.6 164.2 15:09 15:20 15:31
Le Peyroux (SAINT-VAURY) (D22-VC) 22.9 167.9 15:14 15:25 15:37
Côte de Le Peyroux 22.6 168.2 15:14 15:25 15:37
La Gasne (SAINT-VAURY) 20.5 170.3 15:17 15:28 15:40
Carrefour VC-D913 19.7 171.1 15:18 15:29 15:42
D913 Balsac 18.8 172 15:20 15:31 15:43
BALSAC 18.7 172.1 15:20 15:31 15:43
Carrefour D913-D14 15.4 175.4 15:24 15:35 15:48
D5 Le Bourdeau 12.2 178.6 15:28 15:40 15:53
D14 NAILLAT 8.7 182.1 15:33 15:45 15:58
Le Grand Bougoueix 6.7 184.1 15:36 15:48 16:01
COLONDANNES (D14-D951) 5.6 185.2 15:37 15:50 16:03
D951 Zone de collecte n°58 4.3 186.5 15:39 15:51 16:05
DUN-LE-PALESTEL 0.5 190.3 15:44 15:57 16:10
DUN-LE-PALESTEL 0 190.8 15:45 15:57 16:11

Côte d'Eguzon

Km 120.7 - 262m 2,5kilometre-long climb at 4.2% Category 3

Côte de Crozant

Km 132.9 - 356m 2,2kilometre-long climb at 5% Category 3

Côte de Le Peyroux

Km 168.2 - 561m 2,8kilometre-long climb at 5.2% Category 3

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