Stage 3 of the Tour de France was a mostly 223.5km dawdle from Granville which ended in a fast finish in Anger.
“I normally know when I won or I lose. When I crossed the line, I kind of knew I got it today but anything can happen. I've lost and won sprints by a fewer margin than today. I knew I had to come from behind. I wanted to be behind Greipel. He took me by surprised but I'm happy I did it. My teammates were phenomenal. We executed the plan that [sport director] Roger Hammond gave us in the bus this morning. It's superb for Dimension Data. We came here to make our sponsors proud. I've been fortunate to race for some of the biggest teams in the world. I've had successful years. I've made a lot of friends. I've had a lot of fun but I was also under a lot of pressure to deliver. Now I ride for a cause. It's 50 percent about charity, 50 per cent about winning races.”