Wednesday July 10th, 2013

Stage 11Avranches / Mont-Saint-Michel

Start 10h00 GMT 2+

Peter Sagan: "Just three seconds...!"

interview10.07.2013Stage 11- Avranches / Mont-Saint-Michel

Sprinters scoring points for the green jersey is rare in time trials and while Peter Sagan had planned to ride a conservative race, the Slovakian couldn't resist the urge to go hard from the start...

"Seventeenth! It's not a good result because I missed out on scoring points by just three seconds! To do this, you must finish in the top five. Yet, until I was in the start house, I intended to stay quiet. As soon as I started, I felt that I had good legs, so I decided to go for it – and it gave me a chance to get points for the green jersey. It's a shame to miss the opportunity so little as three seconds, this really is not much in a stage like this, but if I focussed to achieve a good time trial.

“I might have got a worse result under pressure. This stage at least allowed me to have confirmation that my condition continues to improve. Tomorrow, we will have a stage for sprinters, where I want to win as many points as possible. I do not regret having spent energy in the TT, it did not stop me from trying to do something good in Tours.”

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