facebook
twitter
search
search

Sagan wins Tour de France Stage 3

July 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France, July 3 (UPI) -- Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the third stage of the 2012 Tour de France Tuesday, but Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara still holds the front-runner's yellow jersey.

In claiming his second stage win, Sagan, who also won Stage 1 Sunday, finished the 197-kilometer trek from Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer in 4 hours, 42 minutes and 58 seconds. That was a second faster than a large group that included Cancellara.

Cancellara won the prologue Saturday and is still 7 seconds ahead of Britain's Bradley Wiggins and Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel, who led for most of the final 5 kilometers Tuesday before being caught. Defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia finished sixth Tuesday and is 17 seconds off the lead pace.

Stage 4 will cover 214.5 kilometers from Abbeville to Rouen Wednesday, with riders rolling along the English Channel coast for most of the way before heading inland. It features four Category 4 climbs.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback