07/03/2016 07:32 EDT | Updated 07/04/2017 01:12 EDT

Peter Sagan wins Tour de France Stage 2

CHERBOURG-EN-COTENTIN, France — World champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia made the most of a steep and short climb to win the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday.

Sagan used his power on the 1.9-kilometre Cote de la Glacerie leading to the finish line in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin to claim the win ahead of Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe, who started the final sprint.

Spaniard Alejandro Valverde was third.

Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, who hit the ground for the second consecutive day, was dropped in the final climb.

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