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Cycling: Frustrated Sagan determined to grab chance

Published on Jul 11, 2014 6:01 PM
 
Slovakia's Peter Sagan (centre) wearing the best sprinter's green jersey crosses the finish line of the 152,5 km fifth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 9, 2014, between Ypres, north-western Belgium, and Arenberg Porte du Hainaut in Wallers northern France. Sagan has earmarked Friday's 234.5km stage from Epernay to Nancy to land his first victory on this year's Tour de France. -- PHOTO: AFP 

EPERNAY, France (AFP) - Peter Sagan has earmarked Friday's 234.5km stage from Epernay to Nancy to land his first victory on this year's Tour de France.

The 24-year-old Slovak has been the most consistent rider on the Tour so far and holds the points leader's green jersey.

But after twice finishing second, three times fourth and once fifth on the six stages, he cut a frustrated figure at his inability to turn that regularity into a victory.

But Friday's stage promises to be his best chance yet, with two short tough climbs in the final 20km.

 
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