Peter Sagan ends Grand Tour drought on Vuelta a España stage three

The Slovakian champion outsprinted Nacer Bouhanni and John Degenkolb to take his first Grand Tour stage victory since 2013

Peter Sagan wins Stage 3 of the 2015 Vuelta Espana

(Image credit: Watson)

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) brought his Grand Tour stage winless streak to an end on Monday's stage three of the Vuelta a España, as he sprinted to the line ahead of Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) and John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin).

It's the Slovakian champion's first win in one of the major tours after his stage win at the Tour de France back in 2013. Since then, Sagan has missed out on stage wins in two Tours and a Vuelta but finally brought one home on the 158.4km route to the finish in Malaga.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Richard Windsor

Follow on Twitter: @richwindy

Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).