Slovakia's Peter Sagan celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the fifth stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Lorient and Quimper, western France, on July 11, 2018. / AFP / Jeff PACHOUD
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World champion Peter Sagan was the stage favorite and he duly delivered Wednesday, powering to his second win on this year's Tour de France with a perfectly-timed effort.Bora-Hansgrohe's Sagan held off Italian Sonny Colbrelli, who was second, with Belgian Gilbert taking third place.Thursday's sixth stage has a similar profile but a harder uphill finish in Mur de Bretagne where Sagan will probably struggle to take a third stage win in 2018 .Then the pace upped and the stage favorites sprung into action, but the script had been written – victory for Sagan, who extended his lead in the points classification in his bid for a sixth green jersey.
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