Saturday July 6th, 2013

Stage 8Castres / Ax 3 Domaines

Start 11h45 GMT 2+

Peter Sagan: "Now it's a game... I have to control my opponents"

interview06.07.2013Stage 8- Castres / Ax 3 Domaines

The sprinters have been the stars of the opening week. Today was a moment for the climbers to show their qualities but Peter Sagan was still called to the podium to collect another green jersey...

"Today, I think I took a pretty decisive step towards the final conquest of winning the green jersey. I planned to focus on the intermediate sprint and then take it easy. On the way to the prime, I was led out perfectly by my team-mates, who were just as happy to help as they when they created my stage victory yesterday. André Greipel overtook me before the line, but it is only one point of difference between us so, given the current state of the points classification, it's irrelevant. I have a comfortable lead. Now it's a game and I just have to control my opponents. I'm happy with my day. I cannot say that it was like a day of rest, but the stage was much quieter for me than the previous ones. I expect something harder tomorrow. During each stage, I am pleased to see more and more flags in my country. I see the campers that fans have driven from Slovakia so that they could be here to encourage me. I hear them too. It warms the heart....”

Stage 8 Castres / Ax 3 Domaines

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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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