When he crossed the finish line to capture Stage 3 of the 2011 Tour De France, Team Garmin-Cervelo's Tyler Farrar used his thumbs and forefingers to produce a 'W'
to show he won his first-ever portion of the race to pay tribute to Wouter Weylandt, his friend who died in a crash during a race in Italy. He completed the race at 4:20:21, his first stage win. Thor Hushovd helped Farrar out to the lead and victory while keeping the maillot jaune (yellow jersey) after picking it up on Stage 2. Hushovd's total time is 9:46:46.
Farrar moved into second for the maillot vert (green jersey) with 58 point, and Hushovd is third with 54 point. Jose Joaquin Rojas of Movistar Team holds the overall points lead with 64. Philippe Gilbert, who held both jerseys after Stage 1, is currently fourth with 51 points after finishing 20th.
Danny Pate's HTC-Highroad did well late in the race with Mark Cavendish's late push, but that ultimately came up short with Farrar, Hushovd and Julian Dean taking Garmin-Cervelo to the finish line first. Cavendish finished the stage in fifth.
Stage 4 begins on Tuesday at Lorient and finishes 172.5 km later in Mur-de-Bretagne.
Here are the top five overall standings:
1. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 9:46:46
2. David Millar (Garmin Cervelo) 9:46:46
3. Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) 9:46:47
4. Geraint Thomas (Sky Procycling) 9:46:50 (Overall youth leader)
5. Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) 9:46:50
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