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Tour de France at a Glance


By Associated Press

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — A brief look at Tuesday's third stage of the 99th Tour de France:

Stage: A 122-mile trek from Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer on the English Channel, featuring five small climbs in the last 35 kilometers.

Winner: Peter Sagan of Slovakia bolted from the pack along the uphill finish and won ahead of Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway in second and Peter Velits of Slovakia in third.

Yellow Jersey: Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland. The Swiss rider leads Bradley Wiggins of Britain by 7 seconds overall. Defending champ Cadel Evans of Australia is seventh, 17 seconds off the pace.

Stat of the Day:3 - The number of riders who dropped out because of crashes on Tuesday: Jose Joaquin Rojas of Spain, Kanstantsin Sivtsov of Belarus and Maarten Tjallingii of the Netherlands.

Quote of the Day: "Everybody said, 'Do a Forrest Gump' because when he was told to run, he ran, and when I'm told to win, I win" — Sagan on his celebratory gesture, as requested by his Liquigas-Cannondale team.

Wednesday's fourth stage: Riders set off on another bumpy ride along several hills, a 132-mile jaunt from Abbeville to Rouen in the heart of Normandy.

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