Sagan takes yellow jersey

Jul 07, 2012, 09:18 IST | Agencies

Slovakian champion Peter Sagan claimed his third Tour de France victory from the sixth stage yesterday as a number of yellow jersey contenders narrowly escaped crashing out of the race.

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan celebrates on the finish line at the end of the sixth stage of the 2012 Tour de France yesterday. pic/ AFP 

A total of three accidents took place on the 207.5 km ride from Epernay to Metz, where race debutant Sagan powered past flagging German Andre Greipel of Lotto in the final metres to add to his wins on the first and third stages.

“I’m very happy to have won today. Yesterday I was a little unlucky, today I was lucky. Everything went well. I decided to take Greipel’s wheel because I knew that if I did that no one would be able to pass me,” said Sagan.

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