… well, not exactly a celebration as he finished second again (five stages now in 2015) but Peter Sagan seemed pretty happy with his extremely attacking ride into Gap. He's a marked man in green and winning stages is not easy, even for a rider of his immense talents.
Peter Sagan believes it will be a tough day out for the riders on Stage 9, but is backing his team come through in a strong fashion.
“It will be very hard time trial. It’s a little bit up and down … and the finish is a hard climb. We’ll have everybody full gas and it will be very hard. But yeah, I think it’s very nice.”
A tried Peter Sagan accepts he's happy just to be back in the green jersey after a gruelling Stage 8.
"I come to the finish, I was dying. I didn't have more energy for sprinting. I'm hoping we can do our best tomorrow. It's nice to be back in green ... now I start my Tour de France."
Peter Sagan has praised Zdenek Stybar after narrowly missing out on a stage victory for the third time.
Sagan was disappointed after narrowly missing out on Stage 5, but the Slovak sprinter praised one of his pals in the peloton after again crossing the line in second place.
It was the third time in this year's Tour that Sagan has missed out on a stage victory by one position.
"I did my best, I have good legs," he said. "I'm happy for Zdenek because he's a good guy and he's my friend."
A smart early move by Etixx-QuickStep rider Zdenek Stybar saw him nullify the sprinting power of green machine Peter Sagan, as he explained to us at the finish.