Tuesday July 9th, 2013

Stage 10Saint-Gildas-des-Bois / Saint-Malo

Start 12h55 GMT 2+

Peter Sagan: I'm really relieved to have avoided this crash

interview09.07.2013Stage 10- Saint-Gildas-des-Bois / Saint-Malo

Peter Sagan, the leader of the points classification, finished fourth in the stage to St-Malo. He collected more points for his green jersey but is more satisfied with the fact that he got to the finish unscathed...

"I do not remember much of what happened in the last few kilometres, other than that it was fast! Yes, I know there was a strong, favourable wind, narrow roads... and everyone wanted to stay in front – me too, actually. I chose to sprint behind Mark [Cavendish], but it was slow to start. I was very scared when he got close to a rider from Argos [Tom Veelers] who fell. I'm really relieved to have avoided this crash. It was not at all the kind of finale for stage that I like, but in the fight for the green jersey, I can not let go.

“I had to do everything not to lose as many points as possible. I lost a little today but not much. I think it's still a good advantage for me. It is normal that I give a few points in a stage like this. I do not respond to any particular opponent and it's impossible to know if my most dangerous rival is Greipel or Cavendish or another. A fall in the standings could change everything.”

Stage 10 Saint-Gildas-des-Bois / Saint-Malo

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These five riders have won sprint stages of the 100th Tour de France. Of these five, who do you think will win in Paris?

  • Marcel Kittel14.93%
  • Simon Gerrans1.08%
  • Mark Cavendish54.21%
  • André Greipel5.5%
  • Peter Sagan24.28%
14123 votes

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