Tour de France - Peter Sagan: I still have not abandoned the fight for the green jersey
Sep 10 2020 05:34 am CET

Tour de France - Peter Sagan: I still have not abandoned the fight for the green jersey
Tour de France - Peter Sagan: I still have not abandoned the fight for the green jersey
Peter Sagan (c)Bora-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) has been disqualified from the final sprint in the eleventh stage of the Tour de France after he put Wout van Aert in danger.

Although the former world champion crossed the finish line of the eleventh stage of La Grande Boucle in the second position, it was later ruled by the commissaries that he was disqualified "for irregular sprint". Which meant that he got the time of the last person in the group and lost 13 points in the Green Jersey classification.

The images show that Van Aert is sprinting towards the finish line and Sagan tries to find a space between him and the fences and pushes the Belgian rider to the side before launching his last move in the sprint. This is a setback in the fight for the points classification jersey that is the objective of the Slovakian rider.

"Today, I had the speed and, in the sprint, I tried to go on the right side," said Sagan. "I passed one rider easily, but then it got really narrow. I had to move to avoid the barriers and as a result, I got relegated. This cost me a lot of points but I still have not abandoned the fight for the green jersey."




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