Monday July 16th, 2012

Stage 15Samatan / Pau

Start 13h50 GMT 2+

Sagan: The other riders don't want to do battle with me anymore

interview16.07.2012Stage 15- Samatan / Pau

With a lead of 102 points in the race for the green jersey, Peter Sagan just has to survive the mountains to become the first Slovakian winner of the sprinters' classification at the Tour de France.

"This morning we agreed that this was going to be a difficult day because we didn't know what the other teams wanted to do. For the first 80 kilometres almost every rider wanted to be in the breakaway, but after the escape went it was good for me.
“I was surprised that the other sprint teams didn't work to bring back the break but also happy.
“Now I know that the other riders don't want to do battle with me anymore. I'll have another two days in the mountains and, after that, I think I can come in to Paris in the green jersey. I'll try to have a recovery on the day of the time trial so that I have some strength for the sprint on the final day.”

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