The SI Tour Diary

Saturday 9th May 

Who would’ve thought that after 20 riders completing Stage 3’s 40-mile course including the dreaded climb up North Hill (a maiden for Brian’s new hip!) that it would come down to such a small margin of 24 seconds? Did Steve’s red light at a temporary traffic cruelly deprive Team Hinault off victory? Did navigational or mechanicals play their part? The answer of cause is that Team Indurain were just too good! Led by Stuart, who completed a stupendous ride yesterday and ably supported by super-domestique Andy’s fine ride, it is clear this really was a great virtual team effort deserving of the win. All members of Team Indurain receive the 5-minute time bonus.

Suffice to say that Stuart remains in Yellow and is building a commanding lead!!

Stage 3 Purple Combative jersey passes to Shazza who braved up and stared down the unknown course. Graeme who produced another fine ride yesterday remains in the KoM jersey but we now have a new holder of the QoM Polka Dot Jersey! Step up George. Abi who remains in second place continues to wear the Green (Points) jersey on behalf of Graeme. A reminder that it’s one point per PR on a Strava segment. No time is involved.

Thoughts now turn to Stage 4 which will revert back to an individual ride effort with no time bonuses. A straight forward shoot out on plan flat course that should suit the power-houses (or those carrying extra pounds). Therefore, we will only have one KoM/QoM Strava segment which will be the Purleigh Climb (3% 0.77 miles) which is on “The Street” approaching the All Saints church approximately 37 miles into the ride. But don’t worry the Queen stage is coming and this will resolve who finally gets to keep the Polka Dot jerseys!!

This stage is ready to ride and needs to be completed by Saturday 23rd May. Good luck everyone. Enjoy but keep safe!!!

Stage 3 Virtual Team Trial Results

Team Merckx Time Team Indurain Time Team Hinault Time
Graeme 01:50:18 Stuart 01:48:15 Steve 01:57:05
Katy 02:35:58 Andy 01:55:11 Dave 01:52:32
George 02:10:40 Sharon 02:17:11 Pete 02:19:42
Karim 02:08:53 Paul 02:05:57 Bionic Brian 02:10:23
Nigel 02:02:18 Ash 02:13:29 Rob 01:52:54
Jamie 02:01:15 Robert 02:05:46 Abi 02:16:10
Media Matt 02:03:31 Diesel Dave 02:04:47
02:07:33 02:04:22 02:04:48
01:59:22

Stage 3 Yellow Jersey Results

Stage 3 Total Difference
Stuart 01:59:22 06:45:44
Greame 02:07:33 06:56:36 00:10:52
Dave 02:04:48 07:01:07 00:15:23
Andy 01:59:22 07:02:07 00:16:23
Steve 02:04:48 07:04:34 00:18:50
Jamie 02:07:33 07:09:43 00:23:59
Diesel Dave 01:59:22 07:10:34 00:24:50
Rob 02:04:48 07:12:07 00:26:23
Nigel 02:07:33 07:13:05 00:27:21
George 02:07:33 07:19:49 00:34:05
Paul 01:59:22 07:20:50 00:35:06
Robert 01:59:22 07:24:10 00:38:26
Abi 02:04:48 07:27:09 00:41:25
Brian 02:04:48 07:30:58 00:45:14
Sharon 01:59:22 07:32:37 00:46:53
Ash 01:59:22 07:34:48 00:49:04
Media Matt 02:07:33 07:41:41 00:55:57
Karim 02:07:33 07:45:58 01:00:14
Pete 02:04:48 07:53:50 01:08:06
Katy 02:07:33 08:06:54 01:21:10

Stage 3 Polka Dot KoM/QoM Results

S3 -1st S3 – 2nd S3 – 3rd Total Difference
Graeme (KoM) 00:01:43 00:02:04 00:05:10 00:35:11
Stuart 00:01:45 00:02:03 00:05:05 00:37:15 00:02:04
Dave 00:01:38 00:01:59 00:05:03 00:37:23 00:02:12
Andy 00:01:38 00:01:56 00:05:18 00:37:43 00:02:32
Nigel 00:01:40 00:02:05 00:05:38 00:37:48 00:02:37
Steve 00:01:37 00:03:06 00:05:22 00:38:53 00:03:42
Jamie 00:01:39 00:02:03 00:06:23 00:39:20 00:04:09
Rob 00:01:44 00:02:17 00:05:21 00:40:38 00:05:27
Media Matt 00:01:57 00:02:14 00:05:43 00:43:20 00:08:09
Robert 00:01:58 00:02:26 00:05:59 00:43:58 00:08:47
Paul 00:02:03 00:02:04 00:06:17 00:43:59 00:08:48
Diesel Dave 00:02:07 00:02:34 00:06:44 00:44:48 00:09:37
George (QoM) 00:02:12 00:02:33 00:06:50 00:45:14 00:10:03
Brian 00:02:03 00:02:20 00:06:26 00:46:07 00:10:56
Sharon 00:02:08 00:02:29 00:06:09 00:47:28 00:12:17
Abi 00:02:18 00:02:51 00:06:52 00:48:56 00:13:45
Karim 00:02:00 00:02:15 00:06:34 00:50:16 00:15:05
Pete 00:02:23 00:02:49 00:07:34 00:52:24 00:17:13
Ash 00:02:18 00:02:56 00:07:46 00:53:56 00:18:45
Katy 00:05:37 00:03:08 00:07:50 01:03:05 00:27:54

Stage 3 Green (Points) Jersey Results

Stage 3 Total
Graeme 44 116
Abi 28 85
Robert 14 65
Steve 22 60
Karim 12 53
Paul 17 50
Rob 32 50
Media Matt 19 47
Nigel 8 47
Diesel Dave 10 44
Andy 10 42
Jamie 5 41
Brian 22 39
Stuart 18 35
Dave 10 31
Katy 4 27
Sharon 12 23
Ash 5 22
George 6 21
Pete 6 13

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