The three-time world champion finished second, fifth and fourth on previous stages. On stage five, however, he rode past Wout van Aert and Matteo Trentin to claim victory. Together with his earlier results, that accounted for 144 points and first place in the race for the ŠKODA Green Jersey.
.@petosagan’s father is clearly pretty happy ?
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“Better not to think about my green jersey rivals,” Sagan explained. “Day by day, I don’t know. I try to do my best and then try to manage to make some gap between Viviani and me, and Matthews/Van Aert. We only did four stages – one a team time trial – and we still have a lot of work to do. Just like every year. Some day could be bad luck, some day you can take more points and they less.”
Our ŠKODA ambassador at the Tour de France, Andy Schleck, had this to say of Sagan’s chances: “Basically, I think he’ll probably win again because he’s good and he knows where to rack up points. He collects the most points at the “ŠKODA sprints” so he focuses on them.”
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Points classification after stage 6
1 Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) – 144 pts
2 Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) – 98 pts
3 Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) – 92 pts
4 Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) – 88 pts
5 Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) – 75 pts
6 Mike Teunissen (Team Jumbo-Visma) – 64 pts
7 Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) – 62 pts
8 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo – 48 pts
9 Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) – 47 pts
10 Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) – 46 pts