Sagan wins 5th stage of Tour de Pologne

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ZAKOPANE, Poland (AP) -- Peter Sagan of Slovakia claimed victory in the fifth stage of the Tour de Pologne on Thursday, and retained the overall lead.

The Liquigas cyclist finished the 125-mile ride starting and ending in the mountain town of Zakopane in 4 hours, 52 minutes and 26 seconds. Just behind him and clocking the same time were two Australians -- Radobank's Michael Matthews and Garmin-Cervelo's Heinrich Haussler.

The race covers 692 miles across seven stages. The race moves to steeper mountainous routes on Thursday and Friday.