Peter Sagan Sprints to Victory in Crash-Marred Tour de France Stage
Slovakian Peter Sagan of Team Liquigas-Cannondale survived another day blighted by crashes at the 2012 Tour de France and claimed a third stage win by edging out Team Lotto-Belisol's Andre Greipel of Germany in a sprint finish earlier this afternoon.
all but ending any reasonable hopes of Tour victory for him.
"It was the scariest crash I've ever been in, we were doing like 70 (kilometers per hour)," said Garmin teammate David Millar, who had black chain-grease marks all over his arm. "God knows how it happened, some idiot ..."
The 2012 Tour de France moves into the mountains on Saturday with a 199-kilometer ride to the ski resort of La Planche des Belles Filles in the Vosges. The stage features the first category-one climb of this year's Tour, a nasty 6-kilometer ascent with the final few hundred meters at an average gradient of 14 percent.
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