Peter Sagan thanks his luck after pedal incident nearly cost him Tour de France stage win

Peter Sagan's foot unclipped from his pedal in the final metres of stage three of the Tour de France, but that didn't stop him from winning

Peter Sagan at the Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) says that luck saved him in a bad moment as he tried to win the Tour de France's third stage to Longwy on Monday.

Sagan seemingly spun easily at the front of a world-class group as the finish of stage three approached. Looking back, or perhaps due to another reason, he unclipped his right foot from his pedal in the final metres.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.