Simon Gerrans wins Tour de France third stage

Gerrans wins third stage
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Orica Greenedge rider Simon Gerrans wins the third stage of the Tour de France.

Australia's Simon Gerrans has won the third stage of the Tour de France.

The Orica Greenedge rider came out on top after a sprint finish at the end of the 145.5km stage from Ajaccio to Calvi.

Peter Sagen had looked favourite to take the victory, but the 33-year-old just got ahead of him on the line.

Stage two winner Jan Bakelants remains in the yellow jersey, but Great Britain's Mark Cavendish endured a tough day, finishing over nine minutes behind the peloton.

Jan Bakelants celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the second stage of the Tour de France on June 30, 2013
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