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Urán, Caruso, Haig shed 39 seconds after late crash at the Tour de France

The pack of riders pictured in action during stage three of the Tour de France
The pack of riders pictured in action during stage three of the Tour de France (Image credit: JASPER JACOBSBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images)

While stage 2 of the Tour de France may have seen several riders – including then-race leader Yves Lampaert – recover from late spills to avoid major time losses, a large group of riders couldn't avoid that fate on stage 3 in Sønderborg.

A crash in the middle of the peloton as the road narrowed 10km from the finish line saw a large chunk of the peloton hit the deck while many more were held up, and several major GC names were involved.

Rigoberto Urán (EF Education-EasyPost) was caught out in the crash, his second incident in as many days, though while the Colombian managed to get back to the peloton on Saturday, he was among the riders who lost 39 seconds at the line on the final day in Denmark.

He was joined in the group of just over 50 riders by Bahrain Victorious leaders Jack Haig and Damiano Caruso, as well as Israel-Premier Tech co-leader Michael Woods and Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert GC hope Louis Meintjes.

Other notable names caught out included Woods' teammate Chris Froome, Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), while Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) dropped from ninth overall to 39th after coming home as part of the same group.

Stage 3 winner Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco) said later that he was held up in the crash but noted the help from his team in getting back to the front of the race during the hectic run to the finish line.

Check out the updated GC standings after stage 3 here.

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Daniel Ostanek
Daniel Ostanek

Daniel Ostanek is production editor at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired as staff writer. Prior to joining the team, he had written for most major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly, Rouleur, and CyclingTips.


Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France and the spring Classics, and has interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Daniel also runs The Leadout newsletter and oversees How to Watch guides throughout the season. His favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Volta a Portugal, and he rides a Colnago C40.