Sunday July 7th, 2013

Stage 9Saint-Girons / Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Start 11h30 GMT 2+

Peter Sagan: I abandoned the idea to chase points

interview07.07.2013Stage 9- Saint-Girons / Bagnères-de-Bigorre

The Slovakian champion still leads the green jersey by a significant margin. He had planned to chase a few more points but gave up on that idea on a day when he finished over 23 minutes behind the winner...

"It was a hard stage for all riders. For many of us, it was essential to avoid finishing outside the time limit. Earlier in the day, I was ready to go on a breakaway – before the first climb – to reach the intermediate sprint ahead, but as soon as the road began to rise, I was already well behind and I abandoned the idea to chase points today. I sat in the second group; and it was then that I was able to find good feelings by the third climb. It was really a hard day of riding, but I think it was the same for everyone. And everyone was able to save their skin.”

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