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Sagan Wins First Tour de France Stage

Cancellara holds yellow jersey

Slovakian rider Peter Sagan took the first stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, reeling in Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland in a sprint finish in Seraing, Belgium. "I was the only one who could follow [Cancellara]," Sagan said. "I was tight behind him. I was just happy to stay on his wheel." At 22, Sagan is the youngest cyclist to win a Tour stage since 1993, when a 21-year-old Lance Armstrong took stage eight. Cancellara, who won Saturday's prologue in Liege, maintains the overall lead.

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