Cecilie Ludwig wins in Epernay, Marianne Vos still in yellow

Cover image: With her Danish champion’s jersey, Cecilie Ludwig celebrates her victory during the third stage of the Tour on Wednesday July 26 in Epernay (Marne). JEFF PACHOUD / AFP

Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the third of the eight stages of the Tour de France Women 2022. To follow here from 3 p.m.

What ? A third stage of 133.6 kilometers, which will be hilly in its second part: during the last 55 kilometers, the riders will have to cross two hills of 4e category, a rating of 3e category (900 meters at 12.2%) and a so-called “bonus” climb, i.e. awarding time bonuses (Mont Bernon, 1 kilometer at 4.6%), preceding the finish.

Where ? The peloton leaves from Reims, to arrive in Epernay, and will cross the vineyards of the Marne.

When ? The actual start was given at 1 p.m., and the finish should be judged between 4:15 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.

On which channel ? On France Télévisions and Eurosport.

Who hosts the live? Florian Lefèvre, from the heights of Austerlitz, with Aude Lasjaunias, on the roads of the Marne.

What is the general classification?

1- Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma), in 5 h 7 min 46 s

2- Silvia Persico (Valcar-Travel Service), at 10 s

3- Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM), at 12 s

4- Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo), at 18 s

5- Maike van der Duin (The Pass – Wahoo), at 28 s

6- Lorena Wiebes (DSM), at 35 s

7- Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx), at 41 s

8- Rachele Barbieri (Liv Racing Xstra), at 45 s

9- Julie De Wilde (Plantur-Pura), at 45 s

10- Demi Vollering (SD Worx), at 45 s

Who wears the distinctive jerseys?

Yellow jersey: Marianne Vos

Green jersey (point classification): Marianne Vos

Polka dot jersey (best climber): Femke Markus (Parkhotel Valkenburg)

White jersey (best youngster): Maike van der Duin

What we won’t talk about? Recreational fishing regulations

Read while waiting:

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Lorena Wiebes wears yellow on the Champs-Elysées

Dutch women no longer quite alone in the world

Thanks to the generation of Juliette Labous, French cycling hopes to return to victory

Marion Rousse, Madam Director

UCI’s Amina Lanaya: “There is a real desire to be able to showcase both men and women”

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