July 17, Stage 12: Bourg-en-Bresse - Saint-Étienne 185.5km
Sagan denied once again on stage 12
Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won the 12th stage in the Tour de France
from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne. The Norwegian beat Peter
Sagan (Cannondale), who was second for the fourth time in this Tour de
France. Arnaud Démare (FDJ) came in third.
The breakaway of the
day consisted of Sebastian Langeveld (Garmin-Sharp) who initiated it
after five kilometres. Gregory Rast (Trek Factory Racing), Florian
Vachon (Bretagne-Seché), Simon Clarke (Orica-Greenedge) and David de la
Cruz (Team Netapp-Endura) joined the Dutch champion.
De La Cruz crashed with 94 kilometres to go and abandoned the race with a broke collarbone.
stage winner Tony Gallopin got dropped from the peloton in the last ten
kilometres. He also drops out of the top ten of the overall
Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali still leads the overall with a 2:23 margin on Team Sky’s Richie Porte.
Article Source: Cycling News