Tour de France: Peter Sagan's green jersey bid in danger after sprint relegation

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
Sagan and Van Aert clash on the run to the line in Poitiers (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

UCI commissaires have relegated Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) to the rear of the peloton after a dangerous move in the sprint to the line on stage 11 of the Tour de France, dealing a massive blow to the Slovak's chances of winning a record eighth green jersey.

Sagan crossed the line in second place behind Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) in Poitiers, but only after shoulder-barging Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) to get past in the race for the line. Sagan was moving up alongside the barrier when he used his shoulder to move the Belgian out of the way and make space for a run to the line.

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