Peter Sagan abandons the Tour de France

PONTIVY FRANCE JUNE 28 Peter Sagan of Slovakia and Team BORA Hansgrohe involved in a crash attack in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 3 a 1829km stage from Lorient to Pontivy LeTour TDF2021 on June 28 2021 in Pontivy France Photo by Benoit Tessier PoolGetty Images
Peter Sagan did not start stage 12 of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) was forced to abandon the Tour de France before the start of stage 12 to Nimes due to a worsening  knee injury. 

The three-time world champion crashed with Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) in the stage 3 sprint to Pontivy, with a chainring digging into his right knee. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.