‘The goal was to score more points,’ accepting Peter Sagan in the chase for the Tour de France Green Jersey.

The push by Peter Sagan’s Bora-Hansgrohe team to successfully drop Green Jersey leader Sam Bennett (Deskink-Quickstep) during Stage 14 of the Tour de France on Saturday meant that the Irishman’s lead in the competition now stands at 43 points There is a week to go until the end of the race in Paris.

While Stephen Kung of Groupama-FDJ questioned Bora-Hansgrohe’s strategy when Sagan could only finish ‘fourth’ at the end of the day, Slovakia picked up another 33 points towards the green jersey, and Bennett did likewise Expected to come under pressure. The coming week, meaning the points title as four-time winner Sean Kelly, could come down for the final sprint on Champs-सीlysées.