Cycling: Wiggins still leads after Sagan win

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The Independent Online

Slovakian cyclist Peter Sagan scored a second victory this year after winning a mass sprint in the 12th stage of the Vuelta in the Galician port of Pontevedra yesterday. Britain's Bradley Wiggins held on to the overall lead.

Sagan followed up his sixth stage victory by crossing the finish line just ahead of Germany's John Degenkolb, Italian pair Daniele Bennati and Alessandro Petacchi, and Juan Jose Haedo of Argentina.

Wiggins kept the race leader's red jersey for a second straight day maintaining his 17-second lead over Sky team-mate Christopher Froome. The next three stages are in the mountains and should decide who wins this year.