PETER SAGAN TAKES LEAD AT TOUR OF SLOVAKIA

A tight race with one stage to go

Peter Sagan secured the overall lead at the Tour of Slovakia with a third place finish on the penultimate stage. The Slovak national champ’s sprint finish and the resulting time bonuses earned him the race lead going into the final stage tomorrow while also claiming the green jersey of points leader. Uno-X’s Kristoffer Halvorsen won the sprint with BikeExchange’s Kaden Groves right behind.

After the stage Sagan said “I’m very happy with today’s result. Not only is this my home race, but the finish was also very close to my home city and a lot of fans came, so it was an important stage for me. I now hold the yellow and green jerseys but we still have another stage tomorrow and as you see, the GC podium is a question of just a few seconds. It will be a very interesting day where staying focused and controlling from the start of the stage will be pivotal. The race is still open and we have to be careful.”

Peter Sagan (SVK – Bora – Hansgrohe) – Daniel Oss (ITA – Bora – Hansgrohe)

STAGE RESULTS

1  HALVORSEN Kristoffer Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 4:28:47
2  GROVES Kaden Team BikeExchange 0:00
3  SAGAN Peter BORA – hansgrohe 0:00
4  HODEG Álvaro José Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:00
5  PUPPIO Antonio Team Qhubeka NextHash 0:00
6  LONARDI Giovanni Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 0:00
7  EINHORN Itamar Israel Start-Up Nation 0:00
8  MØRKØV Michael Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:00
9  ŤOUPALÍK Adam Elkov – Kasper 0:00
10  NEUMAN Dominik Elkov – Kasper 0:00

 

OVERALL STANDINGS

1  SAGAN Peter BORA – hansgrohe 12:23:30
2  HODEG Álvaro José Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:02
3  STEIMLE Jannik Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:05
4  ADRIÀ Roger Equipo Kern Pharma 0:12
5  LUNDER Eirik Gazprom – RusVelo 0:14
6  OTRUBA Jakub Elkov – Kasper 0:15
7  ZAHÁLKA Matěj Elkov – Kasper 0:16
8  BOL Cees Team DSM 0:16
9  PEDERSEN Casper Team DSM 0:16
10  BODNAR Maciej BORA – hansgrohe 0:17

 

Peter Sagan (SVK – Bora – Hansgrohe)

Photos: Bettini

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