Sa­gan wins Tour de France Stage 3

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

LONGWY, France — Shak­ing off an equip­ment glitch in the fu­ri­ous fin­ish­ing sprint, Peter Sa­gan bagged his eighth ca­reer Tour de France stage vic­tory on Mon­day with an im­pres­sive dis­play of power and quick­think­ing on a short, sharp fi­nal up­hill dash.

Geraint Thomas of Team Sky re­tained the yel­low jersey he’s held since the open­ing stage in Ger­many, as the race swung into France, to the for­mer steel town of Longwy.

But he is not plan­ning to hold onto it for ever: The team’s goal is for three-time cham­pion Chris Froome to be wear­ing the jersey when the Tour rolls into Paris on July 23.

Thomas and Froome got through Stage 3 un­scathed, the main goal for them and oth­ers eye­ing over­all vic­tory rather than stage wins.

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