A brief review of Tuesday’s Stage 3 at the Tour de France:
Stage 3: Wanze, Belgium, to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut in France, covering 132 miles, featuring 8.2 miles of cobblestone sections.
Winner: Norway’s Thor Hushovd finished first with a time of 4 hours, 49 minutes, 38 seconds along with a group of five other riders. The dreaded cobblestone sections of the route provided Lance Armstrong and defending Tour champion Alberto Contador with flat tires and sent Frank Schleck home from the race with a broken collar bone.
Who’s in yellow: Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland took the lead back from Syl- vain Chavanel of France and is a mere 23 seconds ahead of second-place Geraint Thomas of Britain.
Where’s Lance: After one of his tires burst, Armstrong dropped from fifth place to 18th, 2:30 behind Cancellara.
Stage 4: Cambrai, France to Reims, France, covering 95.4 miles
Route: This short stage through the flat French champagne region favors sprinters and is the first all-France stage of this year’s tour.
Fabian Cancellara celebrates regaining the race leader’s yellow jersey. Cancellara won the prologue before giving up the jersey to Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel for a day.