POITIERS, France — Angel Jose Sarrapio of Spain edged Frenchman Jean-Claude Bagot on the final sprint Sunday to win the 114-mile 10th stage of the Tour de France cycle race.
Denmark's Joergen Pedersen retained the overall lead for the fourth consecutive day. Joel Pelier of France won a 12-second bonus sprint early in the stage to move into second place overall, 1 minute and 3 seconds back. Stephen Roche of Ireland dropped to third, 1:05 behind.
Five-time champion Bernard Hinault, winner of Saturday's individual time trial, fell to fourth place, trailing Pedersen by 1:10.
Sarrapio and Bagot escaped the pack after Bagot won a bonus sprint 35 miles into the stage. The two built a more than six-minute lead. Sarrapio flew past the worn-out Bagot on the final sprint to win the flat stage from Nantes in 4 hours 27 minutes 16 seconds.
Belgian Eric Vanderaerden led in the pack, that included all the leaders, 3:41 later. Belgians' Franck Hoste and Josef Lieckens were fourth and fifth, respectively, on the stage.