Posted 02.07.2012 13:13:37 UTC
Updated 02.07.2012 13:13:37 UTC
22-year-old Peter Sagan whipped around with a sprint finish to win the 198-kilometer stage in 4 hrs 58 min 19 sec. This was the 1st stage victory of the Slovak rider in Tour de france where he also attended for the 1st time.
The winner of Tour de france prologue Cancellara ranked the 2nd.
Hence, he retained the overall lead. Stage front runners Philippe Gilbert and Bauke Mollema of team Rabobank finished as 4th and 5th respectively.