Tour de France: Sagan seeks sixth green jersey

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Tour de France: Sagan seeks sixth green jersey

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