Young Slovakian cycling sensation and overall 2012 Amgen Tour of California race leader Peter Sagan (SVK) of Liquigas-Cannondale crossed first at the finish line in Livermore Tuesday, taking his third stage win of the 2012 race and making Amgen Tour of California history by winning three consecutive stages.
Stage 3 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California started in north San Jose earlier in the day and made its way to Livermore. For the first time in the history of the race, the riders were challenged with a climb up Mt. Diablo, one of the most revered climbs in California.
This year's Jersey winners were Amgen Leader Jersey Peter Sagan; Nissan King of the Mountain Jersey, SÃ©bastian Salas; Rabobank Best Young Rider Jersey, Peter Sagan; Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider Jersey, Wilson Marentes Torres; and, Exergy Most Aggressive Rider Jersey, Jeremy Vennell.
The top three in the Stage 3 race were Peter Sagan, first; Heinrich Haussler, second; and, Tom Boonen, third.