12. 07. 2018 13:13
Three-time world champion Peter Sagan notched a victory in stage five of the Tour de France on Wednesday, thus claiming the tenth win under his belt in the prestigious race.
Furthermore, Sagan also set a new record in the number of days in the green jersey, beating the previous 89-day record of German Erik Zabel. The Bora-Hansgrohe rider dons the green jersey for the 90th day on Thursday. Sagan prevailed in a dramatic uphill spring finish and crossed the finish line of the 204.5-kilometre route followed by runner-up Sonny Colbrelli of Italy and Phillipe Gilbert of Belgium. "There was a bit of luck involved as Colbrelli came very close again. I need to extend my thanks to the team, the guys did a great job," said Sagan, who already secured his second stage win along with two second-place finishes in this race. In the general classification, the 28-year-old Slovak rider ranks 39th, with almost three minutes behind leader Greg van Avermaet of Belgium.