Skujins winner of Calif. mountain stage

Latvian Tom Skujins pedaled to a surprising mountain stage win by more than a minute and took the lead in the Tour of California.

The 23-year-old began stage 3 in 95th position and trailed previous race leader Mark Cavendish of Britain by 42 seconds. He completed the hilly 105.7-mile road stage in 4 hours, 33 minutes and 10 seconds. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) of Slovakia finished second for the third straight day and finished 1 minute and 6 seconds behind Skujins. Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quick Step) of France was third in the same time.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN