Peter Sagan wins Stage 2 in Tour de France; Chris Froome has calmer ride

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France — A year after leaving the Tour de France in disgrace, Peter Sagan earned the race’s yellow jersey after doing what he does best: powering past the competition to reach the finish line.

The three-time defending world champion took the overall lead of the Tour on Sunday after he bettered about a dozen other sprinters to win Stage 2.

The Slovakian rider’s ninth career win at the Tour came just more than a year since he was disqualified from cycling’s most prestigious event by race officials who ruled he had caused a crash that resulted in Mark Cavendish suffering a broken shoulder.
Source: Sports