Race of Seconds

Pou Pou on hand to present Wiggins 2nd Yellow Jersey!

After stage 3 of another cold day, Bradley Wiggins warmly accepted the leaders jersey by two-time Paris-Nice ('72-'73) French great Raymond Poulidor.

Bradley Wiggins is riding very well staying out of trouble keeping the yellow jersey by six seconds by Levi Leipheimer. But, the race is far from over, Movistar took over as the road began to rise towards the finish setting up Alejandro Valverde to win the uphill sprint over a fast charging Simon Gerrans.

Valverde, backed from his doping ban, won his fourth race of this early season picked up a 10-second time bonus and lurks 20 seconds behind Wiggins. The Race to the Sun is becoming the Race of seconds!