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Video: Tour de France Stage 3 highlights

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 04, 2012, 3:51 BST,
Updated:
July 04, 2012, 4:52 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Race:
Tour de France
Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale)

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale)

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Super Sagan does it again

Slovak sensation Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) made a tough uphill climb to the finish in Boulogne-sur-Mer look easy, winning his second stage in his debut Tour de France. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) and Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) filled the minor placings.

It was a stage filled with drama with multiple crashes forcing the first two abandonments of this 99th edition of the Tour, and leaving several riders nursing injuries.

Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan) maintained his seven second overall lead over Bradley Wiggins (Sky), while Michael Morkov's spell in the break should see him safe in the polka dot jersey for a few more days. Stage 3 however, belongs to Sagan who now holds a 42-point lead in the battle for the maillot vert.

 

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