Updating the Tour de France: Norway’s Thor Hushovd won today’s third stage, a.k.a. the “hell of the north” due to its cobblestone roads. Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara moved into first place overall after finishing today’s stage in sixth, while Britain’s Geraint Thomas moved into second overall after finishing second today.
Previous overall leader Sylvain Chavanel fell back in the standings when had to change bikes after suffering multiple tire punctures. The biggest injury of Stage 3 was to Luxembourg’s Frank Schleck, who broke his collarbone when he fell on the cobblestone about 26 km from the stage finish line.
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