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Bicyclist Peter Sagan Wins Tour Of California

PASADENA (AP) — Bicyclist Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the Tour of California by three seconds on Sunday with a third-place finish.

Britain's Mark Cavendish won his fourth stage of the eight-stage event.

Sagan, who began the final day trailing former race leader Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quick Step) of France by two seconds, gained four bonus seconds for the third-place finish and a one-second bonus during a mid-race sprint.

Cavendish (Etixx-Quick Step), who earned his ninth Tour of California career stage win and 13th victory of the season, completed the 65.3-mile road race from Los Angeles to Pasadena in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 55 seconds.

Wouter Wippert (Drapac) of the Netherlands was second in the final stage. Sagan edged American Tyler Farrar (MTN-Qhubeka) by a few inches for third to secure the title.

Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Sky) of Colombia finished third overall, 37 seconds behind Sagan.

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