Peter Sagan wins stage three of the Tour de France
The Tour de France is arguably the biggest event in the cycling world, and it's certainly the most famous within Europe. The number of riders usually approaches 200, and they battle against each other for first place every day for three weeks, covering around 2,000 miles. It's one of the greatest tests of endurance a cyclist can engage in.
The third stage finished today, and Peter Sagan has emerged victorious, making this his second stage win after he was also first to cross the finish line in the first stage on Sunday. Although the going must be tough, the sense of achievement that the riders get is palpable, especially when they perform a victory dance as they cross the line, as Sagan did.
If you want a similar sense of achievement but don't think you've quite reached the level of the Tour de France, book one of our cycling holidays. Whichever route you choose, you'll discover a rewarding route that will lead you through some of the best scenery that your destination has to offer.
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