Sunday July 3rd, 2016

Stage 2Saint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Start 13h00 (Local time)

Peter Sagan: "I'm very surprised"

interview03.07.2016Stage 2- Saint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

“I'm very surprised I won. I thought there were still two guys in the front. Only at the very end I realized we were sprinting for victory. I'm very happy to be first. My team today very did a big job. Roman Kreuziger helped me a lot in the last climb. It's unbelievable. He rode 500 meters flat out. Julian Alaphilippe was very close to me at the end but I beat him. I'm in yellow first time. It's a very nice jersey. This is something special for sure. Compared to last year's Tour de France, I haven't changed. I'm just happy with what I've achieved since [world champion and Tour of Flanders winner]. In big races, experience counts. I do a lot of sacrifices to come to the Tour de France in good form but it's never easy to win even if it looks easy sometimes.”

  • Peter Sagan from rainbow to yellow

    The day after Mark Cavendish took the yellow jersey for the first time, Peter Sagan did so as well as he claimed his fifth stage victory at the Tour de France since his debuts in 2012. The peloton caught breakaway rider Jasper Stuyven 500 metres before the line at the uphill finish at Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. French sensation Julian Alaphilippe took the second place to move into the lead of the best young rider competition.

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