Cycling: Peter Sagan (Cannondale) was finally able to celebrate on the seventh stage of the Tour of California. The Slovak, who was able to celebrate several successes in California last year, was denied a day's win, but after almost 150 kilometers in Pasadena he didn't give the competition the slightest chance. Second was Thor Hushovd (BMC), who relegated Danny Van Poppel (Trek) to third.
One day before the end of the tour, overall leader Bradley Wiggins (Sky) faced no dangers. His teammates controlled the pace at the front for large parts of the track. Early on, they let go of a lead group of seven around Belgian Greg Van Avermaet (BMC).
However, the group was left on a short leash. In addition to Sky, this was mainly due to Team Cannondale. This encouraged Van Avermaet, together with Ben King (Garmin-Sharp), to leave the other competitors behind a few kilometers from the finish. But even this attempt was not crowned with success.
On the crooked approach to the finish, Sagan finally showed himself to be the bravest. He attached himself to the rear wheel of Van Poppel and Hushovd in front of him and didn't give them a chance in the final meters. The Slovak celebrated his first day win at this year's Tour of California. John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) finished fifth behind Australian Zak Dempster (NetApp-Endura).