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Tour de France: Sagan seeks sixth green jersey

The Slovak sprint ace wants to make the record-equalling exploit in the race which starts on Saturday

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Tour de France: Sagan seeks sixth green jersey

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You can never have too many green jerseys!

And with this year’s Tour de France due to start on Saturday, Slovakian sprint ace Peter Sagan is eyeing up a record-equalling sixth consective one in the legendary race.

The 27-year-old admitted that it will be a daily battle during the Tour de France if he is to match Eric Zabel’s record of winning the green jersey for points classification in his first six races.

“To take a green jersey is a very hard thing and you have to fight for that from the very first day until the last one,” Sagan told a news conference on Thursday in Duesseldorf where the race begins on July 1 with a 14-km
(8-mile) time trial.

“It’s important and yes, every day concentration.”



Reigning World Road Race champion Sagan, who has won seven stages of the tour, joined the Bora-Hansgrohe team earlier this year after leaving Tinkoff.

He will he helped in his green jersey exploits by his brother Juraj, who will be racing alongside him for Bora-Hansgrohe.


with Reuters