Peter Sagan stretching out lead in quest for record seventh green jersey

Another day, another cache of points towards the green jersey. The Tour de France is only a week old and already Bora-Hansgrohe talisman Peter Sagan's lead in the points classification is assuming familiar dimensions. Third place in Chalon-sur-Saône on stage 7, allied to another bundle of points in the intermediate sprint, was enough to see Sagan extend his lead in the competition to 56 points over Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida).

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.