Stage 3: Nice>Sisteron 198km
Three riders off at the gun, including the polka dot jersey holder Benoît Cosnefroy, to try and take more points in the King of the Mountain contest. Anthony Perez would take first across the first two climbs and take the KOM title from Cosnefroy for the day. Both riders would drop back to the peloton leaving the third man, Jérôme Cousin to solo off the front. In a twist of fate, Perez would crash out and abandon with a broken collarbone.
Cousin couldn’t stay off the front despite having a four minute lead at one point, caught with 16km to go on the stage. This would clear the way for the sprinters to try and win the day. Peter Sagan jumps early trying to take it from distance and officially take the green jersey that he wore on Stage 2. Sam Bennett passed him on the right before eventually being overtaken by Caleb Ewan to win his fourth stage victory. Sagan would be fifth, but have enough points to take the green jersey from Alexander Kristoff by two points.
Julian Alaphilippe retains the yellow jersey of the race leader.