Peter Sagan takes third Tour de France stage victory in photo finish

Points classification leader Peter Sagan continues his dream Tour de France with a third stage victory... but it was very close. Chris Froome finishes in bunch to retain lead - Photos by Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took his third stage victory in the 2016 Tour de France on Monday, winning stage 16 into Bern in a gruelling slog to the line.

Sagan was engaged in a sprint battle with Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and a finish line photo had to be used to separate the two riders and determine a winner. Sagan's lunge to the line won it for him. Sondre Holst Enger (IAM Cycling) placed third.

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