Thursday July 4th, 2013

Stage 6Aix-en-Provence / Montpellier

Start 13h20 GMT 2+

Peter Sagan: "I'll still be up there in the third week..."

interview04.07.2013Stage 6- Aix-en-Provence / Montpellier

Peter Sagan has finished second in three stages but he's still confident about winning the green jersey as he has a plan for the whole Tour not just the first week. He's yet to win a stage but he knows why...

"Today the main problem I encountered was the wind. The peloton was very nervous as everyone wanted to avoid crashes. I was also hindered by a problem with my wheel and by my back which is still painful since my crash in stage one but, in the end, it turned out well for me: I'm second in the stage and I keep the green jersey. There is no shame by being beaten by André Greipel in such a sprint. Cavendish, Kittel and him are the best sprinters for this kind of finish. I cannot only stay safe to defend the jersey... I hope to keep it but I'll draw the first conclusion at the end of the first week.

“In the third week, when there'll be some mountains, I'll still be up there and I hope to gain the maximum points then.

“Last year when people saw me winning three stages they had the impression it was easy, now everyone realises how hard it is to win... and I don't win but I'll still try.

“There are still stages to come that are favourable for me: on the flat terrain I don't have a lead-out train but I have team-mates who are able to keep me at the front. On the days that there is a break to chase, I know I can count on them.”

Stage 6 Aix-en-Provence / Montpellier

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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?

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