Marc Sarreau has the third stage in the etoile de Bessèges (Fra/2.1) won. The Frenchman of Groupama-FDJ showed himself after 158 km of the fastest in the sprint. Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) had to settle with a second place, the Spaniard Mikel Aristi (Euskadi-Murias) was third. With Milan Ments (7th), Roy Jans (8th) and Baptiste Planckaert (9th) finished three Belgians in the top ten. Laporte will retain his leader’s jersey by five seconds ahead of Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept).
The queen’s stage of the French stage race had a nervous beginning stage with lots of attacks and a platoon that already after 15 km in pieces. Include some fast guys such as Modolo and Barber missed the battle and would never front the front. Eventually a group of six after 50 km the early flight form: Anthony Turgis, Axel Domont, Alo Jakin, Evaldas Siskevicius, Quentin Pacher and our fellow countryman, Eliot Lietaer. In the peloton it was the bonus under control, and 4 km from the end, with Hrs the last vluchter be caught.
On a piece of false flat wanted to Loïc Fly his chance, he was Maxime Monfort, but their attack would be beaches in the final kilometer. After a chaotic sprint was the Marc Sarreau who should be cheering, good for his first victory of the season, his eighth profzege at the age of 25.