The following statement has been released by the UCI commissaire president in regards to the stage three result.

Following a review of the implementation protocol of the calculation of time gaps expected to finish in bunch sprints, the stage three result has been amended.

Regulation 2.3.040, as amended by the derogation, applies: a sole rider (or small group of riders) finishes ahead followed by the peloton in a bunch sprint.

The rule applies to the main peloton only in the following manner:

  • If the first rider of the peloton is less than one second behind the rider / group finishing ahead, the peloton is given the same time as the rider/group finishing ahead.
  • If the first rider of the peloton is more than one second behind the rider/group finishing ahead, the peloton is given a new time.
  • Within the main peloton only time gaps in excess of three seconds will be considered.

As a result, Wiv SunGod rider Benjamin Perry is the AJ Bell Tour of Britain race leader after stage three.