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Tyler Farrar of US wins 3rd Tour de France stage

Updated: July 04, 2011, 11:40


New overall leader Thor Hushovd, right,  rides with his Garmin Cervelo team during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team trial over 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) starting and finishing in Les Essarts, western France, Sunday July 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

REDON, France (AP) American cyclist Tyler Farrar won a Tour de France stage for the first time Monday, capturing the third leg in a mass sprint as Thor Hushovd kept the yellow jersey.

The 123-mile flat route from Olonne-sur-Mer to Redon in western Brittany favored sprinters like Hushovd. The Norwegian world champion took the leader's shirt a day earlier after the team time trial.

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