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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) makes it three green jersey wins in three years

Changes to Tour de France green jersey classification confirmed

October 23, 10:00

At the unveiling of the 2015 Tour de France route in Paris, race organiser ASO confirmed a change to the green jersey points classification for the nine flat stages of 2015 race.

Race director Christian Prudhomme hinted that there would be changes in an interview with Cyclingnews in September after Peter Sagan dominated the competition during the last three editions of the Tour.

The changes favour stage winners and will only be in place for the nine flat stages of the race. The winner of the stage will score 50 points, 20 more than the second placed rider, who will score 30 points, boosting the stage winner's points total and rewarding stage winners more than rider who place consistently.

The first 15 riders to cross the finish line to be rewarded with 50, 30, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10,...