Stage 3 : May 14, Palmdale - Santa Clarita, 177.7 km     
            
             1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling                                       4.20.31
             2 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge                                                
             3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp                                                       
             4 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step                                         
             5 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team                                 
             6 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team                                                    
             7 Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies                         
             8 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step                                        
             9 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura                                             
            10 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff                                                
            
            
           Changes in GC, stage 3 compared to stage 2 :
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                  +6   Jacobe Keough 
                  +5   Thor Hushovd 
                  +5   Thomas De Gendt 
                  +5   Guillaume Boivin 
                  +5   Gregor Gazvoda 
                  +4   Zakkari Dempster 
                  +4   Tyler Farrar 
                  +4   Robert Sweeting 
                  +4   John Murphy 
                  +4   James Driscoll 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -16   Kevin De Weert 
                 -12   Rohan Dennis 
                  -7   Carson Miller 
                  -6   Maciej Bodnar 
                  -2   Gavin Mannion 
                  -2   Johan Vansummeren 
                  -2   Marsh Cooper 
                  -1   Lucas Euser 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:10   Peter Sagan 
               +0:06   Michael Matthews 
               +0:06   Lieuwe Westra 
               +0:04   Tyler Farrar 
               +0:03   Chad Beyer 
               +0:01   Andy Schleck 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
               -7:09   Carson Miller 
               -3:58   Johan Vansummeren 
               -3:58   Kevin De Weert 
               -3:35   Maciej Bodnar 
               -2:55   Rohan Dennis 
               -1:08   James Oram 
               -1:08   Jason McCartney 
               -1:08   Marsh Cooper 
               -1:08   Thomas Soladay 
               -1:06   Gavin Mannion 
               -0:58   Matteo Tosatto 
            
           Favourites by position :
                  +5   Thomas De Gendt 
                  +2   Sylvain Chavanel 
                  +2   Lieuwe Westra 
                  +1   David Zabriskie 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:06   Lieuwe Westra 
               +0:01   Andy Schleck 
            
           Top 10 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
                   1  Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle           13:59:50         (unchanged)
                   2  Tejay van Garderen                        0:12         (unchanged)
                   3  Philip Deignan                            0:27         (unchanged)
                   4  Mathias Frank                             0:45         (unchanged)
                   5  Michael Rogers                            0:55         (unchanged)
                   6  Francisco Mancebo Perez                   1:03         (unchanged)
                   7  Chad Haga                                 1:13         (unchanged)
                   8  Matthew Busche                            1:15         (unchanged)
                   9  Lawson Craddock                           1:32         (unchanged)
                  10  Cameron Meyer                             1:40         (unchanged)
                   .....
                  29  Lieuwe Westra                             9:19         (was 31st at 9:25)
                  30  Andy Schleck                              9:21         (was 30th at 9:22)
                   .....
                  32  David Zabriskie                          10:14         (was 33rd at 10:14)
                   .....
                  59  Sylvain Chavanel                         21:54         (was 61st at 21:54)
                   .....
                  94  Thomas De Gendt                          30:45         (was 99th at 30:45)
            
           Top 10 on Mountains table with previous in parens:
                   1  Carter Jones                                25         (was 1st with 21 points)
                   2  James Stemper                               16         (unchanged)
                   3  Lucas Euser                                 12         (unchanged)
                   4  Marsh Cooper                                12         (unchanged)
                   5  Chad Beyer                                  11         (was 0 points)
                   6  Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle                 10         (was 5th with 10 points)
                   7  Ben Jacques-Maynes                          10         (was 6th with 10 points)
                   8  Andy Schleck                                10         (was 0 points)
                   9  Zakkari Dempster                            10         (was 7th with 10 points)
                  10  Tejay van Garderen                           9         (was 8th with 9 points)
            
           Retirements to date :                                          Stage
              Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step                      3 <<<
              Guido Emanuel Palma (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman                   3 <<<
              Phil Gaimon (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling                           3 <<<
              Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step                      3 <<<
              Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies             3 <<<
              Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman                       2
              Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling                     2
              Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team        2
              Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge                            1
              Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge                           1
              Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step                 1
              Taylor Sheldon (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda                    1
            Total retirements : 12