Arnaud Démare (FDJ-Groupama) has Thursday’s third stage, a morning on 97,9 km of Gençay to Couhé, in the Tour of Poitou-Charentes (2.1) won. The Frenchman vloerde just like Wednesday, the Italian Matteo Malucelli (Androni-Sidermec) and the Frenchman Hugo Hofstetter (Cofidis) in the final sprint. Thursday afternoon is still a time trial, 22.9 km on the program.
In this short stage event, three riders in the early flight: Quentin Jauregui (AG2R), Franck Bonnamour (Fortuneo-Samsic) and Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille Provence KTM). More than 1:35, they were never of the peloton where Groupama-FDJ the command is carried out for their sprinter Démare that the past two days had managed to score.
Anthony Turgis (Cofidis) Ramon Sinkeldam, Adrien Garel (Vital Concept) and our fellow countryman Dimitri Claeys (Cofidis) tried a counter-attack, but without success. The escapees were, however, birds for the cat, because the peloton kept them always in sight and picked them 2.5 kilometres from the end. In the sprint was again not a measure on Arnaud Démare that with a few lengths ahead won.
Démare start as a leader in the time trial Thursday afternoon.