Sagan back in green jersey

The Slovak racer earns his 17th second place finish at the Tour de France.

Peter SaganPeter Sagan (Source: AP/TASR)

Slovak cyclist and current world champion in road cycling Peter Sagan placed second in the 10th stage of Tour de France from Escaldes-Endorgany to Revel, which is 197 kilometres long.

Sagan belonged to the most active racers on the route, the SITA newswire reported. Sagan led the breakaway from the beginning of the stage, also earning enough points to win the points classification and get the green jersey back. He also controlled the mountainous section shortly before the finish, but in the end he failed to defeat Australian racer Michael Matthews.

Read also:Sagan holds both yellow and green jerseys Read more 

“I made some mistakes in the end, I was riding rather in the front,” Sagan said, as quoted by SITA. “The race is however more difficult in my position. They do not know what to do with me. I am second because I am too strong.”

The Slovak racer of the Tinkoff team received one more reward: he will wear a red number for the most aggressive racer of the peloton on the July 13 stage.

Top stories

Illustrative stock photo

Applause for frontline workers replaced with salary freeze

Regional hygienists, nursing homes employees, teachers and soldiers will all be affected.


18 h

News digest: Travelling on All Saints’ Day should not be restricted

Salaries of frontline workers will be frozen. Slovakia records a new record in daily caseload. Meteorologists warn of strong wind.


17 h
Protests from November 2020

Extremists benefit from radical narratives spread by some Slovak politicians

It’s not only the far right that is behind extremist narratives in Slovakia – something which risks normalising such views and making them mainstream.


20. okt
Skryť Close ad