• Team Sky were impressive in tough conditions on stage three
  • Jonathan Tiernan-Locke and the team sat in the bunch as they prepared for the finale
  • The peloton, including Danny Pate, were well 'layered up' on a cold wet day
  • Cannondale kept a lid on things early on as the 170.5-kilometre test got under way
  • Four men disappeared up the road but never got much more than four minutes on the peloton
  • Kanstantsin Siutsou was okay after his crash on stage two...
  • ...As was Ian Boswell whose chin took the brunt of the impact in Tuesday's spill
  • Ivan Basso and overnight leader Elia Viviani would both lose time on a tough stage
  • Richie Porte had the full support of the team who hit the front on the Cote de Mauvagnat
  • Xabier Zandio played his part on the climb in impressive fashion
  • Maxim Iglinskiy and Astana were very active but Team Sky brought each move back
  • Tiernan-Locke helped set a searing tempo in his WorldTour debut
  • Vasil Kiryienka shut down an attack from Andriy Grivko but hit the deck hard on a treacherous descent. He would re-mount to finish the stage
  • With the help of David Lopez, Porte was able to bring across to a motivated seven-man escape
  • Lopez drove hard on the front to help hold off a host of big names in the chase
  • Porte led the group into the finishing straight and then the sprint was on...
  • ...Andrew Talansky taking the biggest win of his career into Brioude
  • That also propelled the American into a three-second lead, with Porte now up to seventh, seven seconds back

Paris-Nice Stage Three Gallery

Team Sky were impressive in tough conditions on stage three