Sagan wins Stage 11 ahead of Froome in breakaway

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MONTPELLIER, France — Peter Sagan won the windy 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday after getting in a late four-man breakaway that also included overall leader Chris Froome.

With 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) remaining in the 162.5-kilometer (101-mile) leg from the medieval city of Carcassonne to Montpellier near the Mediterranean coast, Froome and his Sky teammate Geraint Thomas joined the Tinkoff duo of Peter Sagan and Maciej Bodnar in the lead.

Sagan easily won the sprint finish ahead of Froome, while Bodnar crossed third.

Aiming for his third Tour title in four years, Froome gained time on all of his direct rivals in the overall standings.