Sagan wins Tour de France stage three as Thomas retains yellow jersey

Peter Sagan (second from right)
Tour de France: 1-23 July
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World champion Peter Sagan won an uphill sprint to claim stage three of the Tour de France as Britain’s Geraint Thomas retained the yellow jersey.

Sagan showed remarkable composure and skill to clip his foot back into his pedal after it slipped out as he started his sprint in the final 300m.

The 27-year-old Slovak held on to beat Australia’s Michael Matthews.