Stage 3 wrap up

Another big win for Boonen

Green-clad Belgian Tom Boonen (Quick.Step) has claimed his second successive Tour stage win on the famous Avenue de Grammont in Tours, winning a peloton sprint ahead of Peter Wrolich (Gerolsteiner) and Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis). Boonen looked to be a little far back with 500m to go, but then got on Robbie McEwen's wheel as he was being led out by Fred Rodriguez. Boonen slightly anticipated McEwen's jump and powered away from the rest to finish clearly in front. Wrolich came in on Boonen's left for second place, while McEwen and O'Grady clashed head and shoulders for third, with McEwen getting it initially before the jury relegated him to 186th for hindering O'Grady.

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