Peter Sagan wins bagged his first Tour de France victory during the stage 1

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Peter Sagan wins bagged his first Tour de France victory during the stage 1
Peter Sagan continued his tremendous run of form and succeeded during the first stage of the Tour de France 2012.
He completed the 198 kilometre race in a quickest time of 4 hours, 58 minutes and 19 seconds and restricted the prologue winner Fabian Cancellara for the second position.
Edvald Boasson Hagen of Team Sky Procycling, Philippe Gilbert of BMC Racing Team and Bauke Mollema of Team Rabobank claimed the second, the third and the fourth positions respectively.
"Of course people told me I was the favourite," Sagan cited.
"I knew that Chavanel would try something at the end. I wanted to attack at the hardest section. It was very, very good that Cancellara was there”.
“I saw that he had strong legs. It was good to take it easy behind him".
It was the first Tour de France win for the Slovakian and his 13th stage win of the 2012 season.
The cyclist also bagged stages at the Tour of Oman, the Tirreno-Adriatico, the Three Days of De Panne, the Tour de Suisse and the Tour of California.
Sagan finished first at the National Road Race Championships, second at the Gent-Wevelgem, third at the Amstel Gold Race, fourth at the Milan-San Remo and achieved the fifth position during the Tour of Flanders.
Yohann Gene of Team Europcar, Pablo Urtasun Perez of Team Euskaltel-Euskadi and Nicolas Edet of Team Cofidis claimed the top three spots at the 116.5 kilometre points-Erezee table with 20, 17 and 15 points respectively.
Peter Sagan, Fabian Cancellara, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Philippe Gilbert and Bauke Mollema occupied the top five positions during the 198 kilometre points-Seraing category with 45, 35, 30, 26 and 22 points respectively.
Peter was also the best young rider on the day and finished at the top of the chart with Edvald Boasson Hagen, Tejay van Garderen, Rein Taaramae and Arthur Vichot claiming the next four positions.
Fabian Cancellara continued his dominance after the stage 1 classifications with a lead of 7 seconds over the second place holder Bradley Wiggins.
Cancellara is also leading the point’s classifications with a total number of 55 UCI points with Peter Sagan 6 points behind at the second position.
Edvald Boasson Hagen, Philippe Gilbert and Sylvain Chavanel are holding the second, the third and the fourth positions with 42, 33 and 23 points respectively.



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