Tour de France - Peter Sagan: Every year I come back to try my best
Jul 29 2019 06:15 am CET

Tour de France - Peter Sagan: Every year I come back to try my best
Tour de France - Peter Sagan: Every year I come back to try my best
Peter Sagan (c)Bora-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) has taken the Green Jersey of the Tour de France for a record-breaking seventh time after the last stage of the race.

This is the seventh time the Slovak takes home the prize for the points classification of the French grand tour. The rider took the Green Jersey on the third stage of the race and since then he stepped on the podium every day to put it on.

"I’m very happy about this seventh green jersey," said Sagan. "I’m also surprised. Every year I come back to try my best. The first green jersey was a big surprise because I came to win some stage but the green jersey came together with the wins. The second time it was the 100th Tour and I had the green jersey again. After that, it started to be easier or let say more under control. I’m glad I’m making history in the Tour de France with the green jersey. My best moment this year was when I won stage 5. The other best moments were when the mountain stages were shortened. That was very good news for me. When I crossed the finishing line here in Paris, it was another great feeling.

"To wear the green jersey on the podium of the Champs-Elysées is a privilege and an honour, even more so when it is for a record-breaking seventh time. I'd like to thank everybody in the team, our management, the staff, the sports directors, the riders, we all worked hard to achieve this. We had a very good Tour de France and we showed that each year we progress as a team, we get stronger. However, nothing of this would have been possible without the support of our sponsors that believe in us and have been by our side in the most difficult moments and now in this moment of happiness and glory. I will now take a few days off and then continue to work for the upcoming goals of the final part of the season."




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