THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: San Diego Chargers Vs. Denver Broncos @ 5:25 p.m. On CBS2

Sports

Sagan Wins First Stage Of Tour Of California

View Comments
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Sport

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Sport

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

SANTA ROSA  (AP) — Peter Sagan overcame a punctured back tire in the final five miles to chase down the field and capture the first stage of the Tour of California on Sunday.

The Liquigas-Cannondale team rider lost about 20 seconds during a mechanical change in the last sprint. Sagan survived a crash ahead of him and masterfully guided through a technical descent in serene Sonoma wine country to finish just ahead of Heinrich Haussler and Fred Rodriguez.

The stage victory was Sagan’s fourth in the Tour of California.

The 115.9-mile opening stage of North America’s most prominent cycling race began the eight-day, 733.5-mile journey that ends in downtown Los Angeles.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,440 other followers