Peter Sagan takes first yellow jersey with Tour de France stage two win

World Champion Peter Sagan takes his first stage win since 2013 to go into the overall lead at the 2016 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) ended his drought of Tour de France stage wins with victory on stage two of the 2016 edition.

The world champion proved the strongest on the uphill finish into Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, passing Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quick Step) at the last.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.