Monday July 2nd, 2012

Stage 2Visé / Tournai

Start 12h40 GMT 2+

Sagan: I want to hold on to it...

interview02.07.2012Stage 2- Visé / Tournai

The winner of stage one wore the green jersey in stage two but he wasn't the leader of the points classification; that was Fabian Cancellara who is also in the lead of the Tour de France. After his sixth in the sprint of stage two, however, Peter Sagan claimed the lead in this category.

“After yesterday I felt good but for this sprint I was a bit tired. Maybe after the win I didn't rest as much as the other sprinters did but it's okay I have some points for the green jersey and we will see what happens tomorrow. I'm not sure what to expect though. I need to examine the parcours and afterwards I'll know more but I've been told the arrival [in Boulogne-sur-Mer, for stage three] is good for me.
“In the last few kilometers it was very difficult and dangerous and so I said that I wouldn't sprint against Cavendish, Goss or Greipel.
“I hope to keep on to the green jersey. I'll try. I'm very lucky that I got to wear it for a day but now I've earned the lead. I want to hold on to it.
“It's very important to do the intermediate sprint. I did that today as well as yesterday but it's too hard. I needed to do it because the other sprinters were there and that's why I tried.”

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