Reactions to Peter Sagan's Tour de France stage 11 shoulder barge: News Shorts

Team Bora rider Slovakias Peter Sagan L and Team Jumbo rider Belgiums Wout van Aert 2ndL sprint at the end of the 11th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 167 km between Chatelaillon Plage and Poitiers on September 9 2020 Photo by Thibault Camus various sources AFP Photo by THIBAULT CAMUSAFP via Getty Images
Peter Sagan of Bora-Hansgrohe leans into Jumbo-Visma's Wout van Aert during the stage 11 sprint finish that saw Sagan relegated (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Stage 11 of the Tour de France will largely be remembered for its sprint finish, and the polemica that arose from Peter Sagan's (Bora-Hansgrohe) move on Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) on the run to the line.

The largely quiet day did see a few other incidents of note, too. While Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) tightened his grip on the green jersey in the aftermath of the points deduction suffered by Sagan, there was an early, hopeless break from Groupama-FDJ's Mathieu Ladagnous, while Astana's Ion Izagirre left the race after a crash.

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