Tour of California: Peter Sagan wins stage three in Morro Bay

Tour of California: Peter Sagan wins stage three in Morro Bay

Peter Sagan


Slovakian Peter Sagan turned on the engine during the final, hilly part of the third Tour of California stage and made it first to the victory.


Sagan, two times world champion, gave an epic cycling performance during the 192.5 km stage in Morro Bay, CA. Despite that, his teammate Rafal Majka was able to retain the yellow jersey leading the team since Monday after winning stage two.  For Sagan, this is his 16th stage victory in his career until now.


The first stage of this seven-day race included a significantly violent crash by Toms Skujins who suffered major concussion, broken collarbone and other injuries that forced him to withdraw from the tour.


The fourth 169.5 km route takes place in Santa Barbara and ends in Santa Clarita. The riders will take on four categorized climbs. This year, is the first time Tour of California is staged as part of the World Tour.


Stage three classification


1. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 4-53-26

2. Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin

3. Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates

4. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin

5. Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team

6. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data

7. Taylor Phinney (USA) Cannondale-Drapac

8. Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb

9. Travis Mccabe (USA) UnitedHealthcare

10. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb, all same time



General classification of Tour of California after the third stage results


1. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 12-22-43

2. George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo, at 2s

3. Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky, at 14s

4. Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data, at 16s

5. Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo, at 45s

6. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team, at 48s

7. Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb

8. Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac

9. Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors

10. Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates, all same time




  The Estonian rider has suffered yesterday, during stage 15 of Giro d’Italia, displaced fracture of his right elbow. The Astana team member was doing great, being quietly a consistent leader at the Giro’s races.   His team is still getting used to missing Michele Scarponi after he was hit…

bob Jungles

    Bob Jungels from the Quick-Step Floors team was the one to come out on top after sprinting near the end of stage 15. This is his first stage victory in the Giro d’Italia Tour.   First Grand Tour stage win for Bob Jungels. He is only the second…

working moms

  Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Denton County will, as every year, host the 2017 Tri-It triathlon competition on June 11. The event will be held in Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 1301 S. Railroad Street and it aims to raise enough funds for the children in need.…

George Bennett

  LottoNL-Jumbo’s rider, George Bennett got the overall victory at Tour of California back on Saturday. He was able to cross the finish line safely, with confidence and feeling proud for getting his first victory in a World Tour cycling event!   Yewwww! What a team @LottoJumbo_road . Overwhelmed and…


Race Calendars