Sagan wins stage, Cancellar keeps yellow jersey

Posted at Jul 04 2012 12:20 PM | Updated as of Mar 15 2018 04:04 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – Slovakia’s Peter Sagan accelerated away at the finish to win the third stage of the 2012 Tour de France.

The 197-kilometer journey was marred by crashes, but Sagan – who also won Stage 1 last Sunday – finished the trek in four hours, 42 minutes and 58 seconds.

Swiss Fabian Cancellara was fourth in the stage and retained the over-all leader’s yellow jersey.

Stage Four will cover 214 kilometers and will feature four "category four" climbs. -- Mornings @ ANC, July 4, 2012.