July 11, 2018 / 3:46 PM / 8 months ago

Sagan takes another win as Van Avermaet retains overall lead

Cycling - Tour de France - The 204.5-km Stage 5 from Lorient to Quimper - July 11, 2018 - BORA-Hansgrohe rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia wins the stage. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

QUIMPER, France (Reuters) - World champion Peter Sagan powered to his second win on this year’s Tour de France when he prevailed in the fifth stage, a 204.5-km hilly ride from Lorient on Wednesday.

The Slovakian stayed in his main rivals’ wheels in the final, punchy climb before outsprinting Italian Sonny Colbrelli and Belgian Philippe Gilbert, who were second and third, respectively.

Another Belgian, Greg Van Avermaet, retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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