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Video: Sagan hoping to recover from early crash to hold onto green

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 2, 2013, 00:07,
Updated:
July 2, 2013, 01:42
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Race:
Tour de France
Peter Sagan (Cannondale)

Peter Sagan (Cannondale)

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Points Classification leader talks after another second-place finish

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) finished as runner-up for the second consecutive day on Monday at the Tour de France, admitting that a crash on the opening stage has taken a toll. There was some cause for celebration however, with the Slovakian taking the lead in the Points Classification.

"After the crash I don't feel very good and I need to recover a little bit," he said.

Still suffering from contusions, Sagan only narrowly missed out on victory on Stage 3 with a photo finish showing Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge) had won.

Sagan has now opened up a 17-point lead in the battle for the green jersey over Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano). Whether he can keep that lead all the way to Paris, Sagan remains coy, especially after his scare on Stage 1.

Watch Peter Sagan's thoughts on the unpredictability of the Tour and his hopes for the next few weeks by clicking on the video below.

dslacker More than 1 year ago
Second day after a crash often the toughest. Sagan didn't hotly contest the intermediate sprint, just coasting thru for a few points. Hopefully, a full recovery and stage wins to come.
srsplato More than 1 year ago
One of the most entertaining riders I have seen in my 30 years of racing and watching cycling! Looking forward to a win by Peter Sagan!
bikerbruce More than 1 year ago
Yes he is! I just hope they don't take away his playfulness.
Raoul Duke More than 1 year ago
Hope for fast recovery, he is missing many opportunities for him to display his talents