|Peter Sagan took third by the narrowest of margins on Stage 8 to win the Tour of California|
At this point, Sagan knew what he had to do. He had to finish the stage in one of the top three places, and ahead of Alaphilippe. If he did that, the bonus seconds would give him the overall victory. In a dramatic finish, Mark Cavendish won the stage, and Wouter Wippert was a clear second. Third place was nearly a dead heat between Sagan and American Tyler Farrar. For a few minutes no one knew who finished third, while the race officials checked the photographs to decide. As you can see from the photo above, it looks like Sagan took it by maybe an inch.