Tour de France: Sam Bennett limits his losses as Peter Sagan fights back


Say what you will about Peter Sagan and his rotating legs, but the three-time world champion threw everything to defend his green jersey title at this year’s Tour de France.

On stage 14 of Lyon, the Bora-Hansgrohe rider must have had a day for the break and made it – or at least most – all about classification. As soon as he came on stage, he beat Sam Bennett (DeSkink-Quickstep) by 63 points. They then reduced the deficit to five points at the intermediate point, and pulled back the fourth-placed 18 manners at the finish line, and Bennett’s lead was down to 43 points.