Tejay van Garderen

Tour de France: Greg Van Avermaet leads after BMC wins team time trial; American Tejay van Garderen is second overall

Tour de France: Greg Van Avermaet leads after BMC wins team time trial; American Tejay van Garderen is second overall

Chris Froome's Team Sky came up four seconds short of winning the team time trial in the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday, as Greg Van Avermaet of victorious BMC claimed the yellow jersey.

BMC, led by Australian hope Richie Porte, clocked 38 minutes, 46 seconds over the 35.5-kilometer (22-mile) route that began and ended in Cholet near the Atlantic coast.

Sky finished second and Quick-Step Floors came third, seven seconds behind. World champion Sunweb featuring Tom Dumoulin finished fifth, 11 seconds back.

Peter Sagan, who led the tour after winning Stage 2, was dropped by his Bora Hansgrohe teammates and...

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