The three-time world champion has managed to extend his already formidable lead. Sagan might not be winning as many stages as he did in previous editions of Le Tour, but he is still the king of the intermediate sprint. Can anyone stop him from winning that record-breaking seventh ŠKODA Green Jersey?
“The pace in the first part was frantic, with so many attacks and counter-attacks,” Sagan said of yesterday’s stage. “I spent a lot of energy, but together with Maximilian, Gregor and Daniel, we made it to the big group. Daniel did a great job helping me in the intermediate sprint and it’s very good I was first. After getting the maximum points and with difficult stages ahead, I tried to save as much energy as possible and finish the day in the gruppetto.”
#MaillotVert ŠKODA: Sagan s'est montré impérial pour prendre une échappée très difficile et il a écrasé le sprint intermédiaire. Résultat:
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“First day in the Pyrenees spent in the breakaway! It was hard but I will try again,” Sonny Colbrelli promises. He trails Sagan by a fairly large margin of 86 points. Do you think he can come out on top in Paris? Let us know your opinion!
Points classification after stage 12
1 Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) – 277 pts
2 Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) – 191 pts
3 Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) – 184 pts
4 Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) – 167 pts
5 Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) – 148 pts
6 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo – 132 pts
7 Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) – 118 pts
8 Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) – 101 pts
9 Dylan Groenewegen (Team Jumbo-Visma) – 96 pts
10 Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) – 75 pts