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.