Tour de France - Stage 3 » Vejle › Sønderborg, 182km

Adam Yates, Geraint Thomas and Daniel Martinez stayed out of trouble to move up the general classification after stage three of the Tour de France.

The trio, along with Tom Pidcock, were able to avoid a large crash with 10 kilometres to go, and finished safely as the Danish finale concluded with a bunch sprint.

The result saw Yates jump up to eighth overall, 30 seconds off leader Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). Pidcock was also elevated into 10th overall, one second further back.

Thomas and Martinez now sit 12th and 22nd respectively after three fan-lined stages in Denmark. The race now returns to French soil following a rest day on Monday.

Filippo Ganna had began the day in fourth overall but was unfortunately held up, along with Jonathan Castroviejo, behind the crash that blocked the road on the run-in.
Photo: A.S.O./Pauline Ballet

Photo: A.S.O./Pauline Ballet

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- Adam Yates

"The start in Denmark has been a pretty amazing experience. The crowds have come out in force and there aren’t many kilometres along the road where you’re not two-deep with fans. It’s been two days of being looked after by the team. I just had to follow the wheels and stay out of trouble. We’ve been doing a good job so far. Rest day tomorrow so we’ll fully recover for what’s to come next week.
 
"The TT was the first big test for a long time. I didn’t really test myself in Suisse so it was a good hit out and definitely got the engine started again. So far so good."

- Geraint Thomas

"I feel good. You kind of get a rhythm and you want it to keep going now, I don't really want to travel and have this rest day. The team has been riding really well together so it's been a good start.

"It's been less stressful than in the past. I think because of the weather, the wind hasn't been too strong or in the right direction. It's been a little bit more chilled than previous years. It's still been stressful obviously but we've been able to enjoy it a bit more.

"Obviously Wednesday is a big day on the cobbles. We'll try and rest up now, enjoy the rest day and get back into it."