David Gaudu beats Wout van Aert on uphill finish
Belgian takes over yellow jersey from Alexis Vuillermoz
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of stage 3 of the Critérium du Dauphiné.
169km to go
The riders have rolled out to start today's third stage and attacks are flying already.
Omer Goldstein (Israel-Premier Tech) among the early attackers.
165km to go
Sebastian Schönberger (B&B Hotels-KTM) was the first man to go.
Goldstein is with him.
Jonas Wilsly (Uno-X) and Thomas Champion (Cofidis) are also there.
It's not exactly the strongest move and the peloton might be happy to let the four men go here.
164km to go
The four men have 40 seconds on the peloton.
Around 40km to go until the riders hit the first difficulty of the day, the third-category Côte de Saint-Vert.
Now up to 1:40 for the breakaway and this looks to be settled very quickly.
TotalEnergies lead the peloton.
Not the most exciting start to the stage, but there we go.
Here's a look at the map of today's stage. A few small climbs on the way before the 6km climb to the finish – the first GC flashpoint of this year's race.
158km to go
A look at the peloton early on in the stage.
Two minutes for the four breakaway riders now.
A look at the breakaway out on the road.
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The riders are tackling some rolling roads early on but nothing too tough at this stage in the day.
151km to go
2:30 for the break at the moment. The gap isn't going out a whole lot so far.
The jersey holders at the start, minus KOM leader Pierre Rolland (B&B Hotels-KTM).
Kevin Vermaerke (Team DSM) in the white young rider's jersey after getting in yesterday's break. Alexis Vuillermoz (TotalEnergies) in the yellow overall leader's jersey having won stage 2 from the break. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) in the green points jersey following his stage 1 win and sixth yesterday.
Here's the breakaway – Schönberger leading Goldstein, Champion, and Wilsly.
147km to go
The break's advantage still sticks at 2:30. They're not getting a long leash today.
Meanwhile, the breakaway is now down to three men as Goldstein has already dropped out of it and back into the peloton.
15km to go until the break reach the day's first climb.
After some time racing across the plateau to start the day, the riders now head down a descent to the base of the climb.
140km to go
The Côte de Saint-Vert is 3.5km long at an average of 6.5%.
Wilsly suffers a mechanical but gets back to the break.
137km to go
3:40 for the three remaining breakaway riders.
On the climb of the Côte de Saint-Vert now. 40km covered in the first hour of racing.
Back in the peloton B&B Hotels-KTM are making a move. Their KOM leader Pierre Rolland has attacked along with Alexis Gougeard and Miguel Heidemann.
The team already has Sebastian Schönberger out in the break so this looks like a pre-planned move to get Rolland some more KOM points later on.
125km to go
Schönberger leads Wilsly over the top of the climb for two and one points respectively.
Reportedly 3:40 between break and peloton as the B&B trio lie at three minutes down.
The gaps are coming down now as the riders head down the descent on the other side of the climb.
108km to go
The B&B trio are 1:20 behind the break now. Another 2:20 back to the peloton.
It could be four men from B&B at the front very soon..
The riders have hit the flat roads following the descent.
101km to go
Almost at the 100km to go mark and the three chasers have caught the break.
Six up front now, four of them from B&B.
Around three minutes back to the peloton.
TotalEnergies continue to drive the peloton while Gougeard is doing a lot of work in the break.
TotalEnergies working at the front.
76km to go
2:45 between the breakaway and the peloton at the moment.
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Rolland leads Schönberger and Gougeard over the intermediate sprint in Issoire for three seconds and 10 points.
66km to go
2:40 back to the peloton.
Rolland currently at the back of the breakaway group as his three teammates share the work up front.
58km to go
TotalEnergies with their full team leading the peloton. Jumbo-Visma close behind them.
Heidemann has dropped back from the break after working for his team.
Four left at the front including two B&B men in Schönberger and Rolland.
52km to go
2:25 back to the peloton.
Green jersey Wout van Aert in the peloton among his Jumbo-Visma teammates.
The gap to the break isn't coming down much as the riders race into the final 50km.
While Jumbo are up front with TotalEnergies, Ineos Grenadiers are clustered near the rear of the peloton.
43km to go
Champion drops from the breakaway.
Schönberger, Rolland, Wilsly left up front.
Wilsly skipping turns in the three-man break.
They're heading back uphill now and have been for a while. It's all unclassified though.
The next climb is Côte de Besse-en-Chandesse, a fourth-category climb coming up in 8km.
Former breakaway riders Heidemann and Champion out the rear of the peloton now.
38km to go
The gap is still holding for the breakaway. It's 2:45 at the moment.
Race leader Vuillermoz among his TotalEnergies teammates in the peloton.
More riders dropping out the rear of the peloton now, including Aurelien Paret-Peintre.
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Schönberger leads the break up the fourth-category climb now. Rolland at the back of the trio.
33km to go
And Rolland jumps out to grab the point at the Côte de Besse-en-Chandesse.
2:25 later, the peloton crosses the top.
More riders drop out the back on the way up. Jumbo-Visma are pushing the pace a bit more at the front.
A look at the area where the peloton have been racing today.
⛰ Le peloton dans le Puy-de-Dôme. 🤩⛰ The peloton in the Puy-de-Dôme. 🤩#Dauphiné pic.twitter.com/t7TsUYZTeJJune 7, 2022
29km to go
Schönberger back on the front in the break, driving it for Rolland.
The peloton are shaving off seconds here and there.
It's now down under two minutes...
A look at the break earlier before half of the riders were dropped.
24km to go
1:30 now as Jumbo-Visma push on in the peloton.
TotalEnergies still working at the front, too.
Rolland, Schönberger, and Wilsly are still taking turns up front but they're losing time every kilometre now.
20km to go
The riders are taking on rolling roads at the moment as they race towards the final climb.
Now just over a minute left for the break.
18km to go
A minute now and surely a matter of time until the breakaway trio are caught.
Up and over a couple of uncategorised rises for the breakaway.
Ineos Grenadiers moving to the front of the peloton now.
The gap currently holding steady at around a minute.
14km to go
The situation remains the same at the moment. EF and AG2R also represented at the front of the peloton.
One more uncategorised lump and then the riders will be ready for the final climb to the finish.
Jumbo-Visma back on the front now and the gap comes down again immediately.
12km to go
45 seconds up to the breakaway.
Ineos, Jumbo, TotalEnergies, DSM all near the front of the peloton now.
10km to go
Under 40 seconds for the breakaway now.
Here's a look at today's final climb. Not the hardest in the WorldTour but there won't be any sprinters sticking up front here.
8km to go
More riders out the rear of the peloton now. The riders are approaching the bottom of the climb.
Now Rolland is pushing it on as they reach the bottom of the climb.
500 metres into the climb and Rolland drops off the front before being caught by the peloton.
5.5km to go
10 seconds for Schönberger and Wilsly.
Jumbo-Visma lined up at the head of the peloton. Wout van Aert at the back of the line.
They're only closing in on the breakaway men now.
5km to go
Rolland out the back and Schönberger is caught. Wilsly just a few seconds up on the peloton as the last man standing from the break.
Vuillermoz is some way down in the peloton.
4km to go
it's still Jumbo at the front of the peloton.
Ineos, UAE, Bora, EF behind as Wilsly is caught. Break over.
AG2R also up there.
3.5km to go
Tsgabu Grmay (BikeExchange-Jayco) attacks.
He gets a few seconds before more riders follow him.
Vingegaard and Geoghegan Hart are up there behind Remi Cavagna.
Jan Hirt, Ben O'Connor – plenty of major names here.
3km to go
More riders out the back including Jumbo-Visma super-domestique Steven Kruijswijk and 2021 double stage winner Mark Padun.
Vingegaard leading the peloton ahead of Geoghegan Hart and O'Connor now.
Roglič and Van Aert a few riders back.
2.5km to go
No attacks right now.
Crash for Sean Quinn (EF), who is out of the peloton as a result.
Vuillermoz out the back now. He'll lose yellow today.
2km to go
Vingegaard still leads the way.
Around 30 men left in the peloton.
Still no attacks as Vingegaard pushes a hard pace.
1.5km to go
Vuillermoz is 30 seconds down.
Now some small moves at the front.
O'Connor goes as Roglič, Mas, Geoghegan Hart follow.
Now Roglič moves to the front but no attack.
1km to go
Final kilometre. Is Roglič slowing it up for Van Aert here?
Yes, he was. Van Aert was struggling a bit there but now he's back up front.
Will anybody be able to beat Van Aert on this finish?
Into the final run to the line and Van Aert is the first to hit the wind.
He went early...
And it looks like he was pipped at the line by David Gaudu!
He got that on the bike throw!
Here's a look at how close that was. Van Aert celebrated but lost out by half a wheel.
Gaudu edges out Van Aert by half a wheel! #Dauphine pic.twitter.com/IkyD7ySgPTJune 7, 2022
Cofidis man Victor Lafay took third.
Van Aert does take over yellow despite his premature celebration, though.
Here's the winner shot as Gaudu celebrates his very close victory.
No major GC time losses today.
Jan Hirt was at 25 seconds. Chris Froome at 31 seconds. Vuillermoz finished 59 seconds down.
Van Aert leads the race by six seconds now. Gaudu in second but 25 men are within 16 seconds of the lead.
A shot of Van Aert celebrating as Gaudu sped past to win.
Gaudu celebrates his stage 3 victory on the podium.
Van Aert is in yellow as race leader.
Van Aert continues in the green jersey as points leader too.
Pierre Rolland continues in the polka dot KOM jersey.
Movistar's Matteo Jorgenson is the new best young rider.
A look back at the final kilometre of stage 3.
🏁 Un sprint entre costauds et une victoire surprise !⏪ Revivez le dernier kilomètre de la 3ème étape du #Dauphiné.🏁 A sprint between favourites and a surprise win!⏪ Relive the last kilometre of stage 3. pic.twitter.com/VyGaP2kTS8June 7, 2022
‘You sometimes laugh about it but now I'm the loser’
That's all from us today. Check back for more news through the evening and then more live coverage from the Critérium du Dauphiné on stage 4 tomorrow.
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