BinckBank Tour Sagan takes third stage, Kung stays in Dutch lead

World champion Peter Sagan sprinted to victory in the third stage of the BinckBank Tour on Wednesday, triumphing over the 185km run between Blankenberge and Ardooie in Belgium with Switzerland's Stefan Kung staying in the race lead.

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Slovakia's Peter Sagan of Bora-Hansgrohe (C) celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win at the end of the third stage of the BinckBank Tour 2017, 185 km from Blankenberge to Ardooie in Belgium, on August 9, 2017 play

Slovakia's Peter Sagan of Bora-Hansgrohe (C) celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win at the end of the third stage of the BinckBank Tour 2017, 185 km from Blankenberge to Ardooie in Belgium, on August 9, 2017

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World champion Peter Sagan sprinted to victory in the third stage of the BinckBank Tour on Wednesday, triumphing over the 185km run between Blankenberge and Ardooie in Belgium with Switzerland's Stefan Kung staying in the race lead.

Sagan, who also won the first stage, finished ahead of Belgium's Edwards Theuns and Rudy Barbier of France.

Thursday's fourth stage is over 154.2km from Riemst to Lanaken.

3rd stage results

1. Peter Sagan (SVK/Bora-Hansgrohe) 4hr 14:01, 2. Edward Theuns (BEL), 3. Rudy Barbier (FRA), 4. Dylan Groenewegen (NED), 5. Loïc Vliegen (BEL) all same time

Overall standings

1. Stefan Küng (SUI/BMC) 8hr 15:08, 2. Maciej Bodnar (POL) at 04, 3. Tom Dumoulin (NED) 05, 4. Peter Sagan (SVK) 05, 5. Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) 08

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