Peter Sagan regains WorldTour top spot after Eneco Tour podium

Peter Sagan finished sixth on the last stage at the Eneco Tour and move up to claim his podium spot and the points classification.

“A very hard race came to an end with a very hard stage that was made even tougher because of the rain.”, said Sagan after the stage. “I’m lucky I didn’t crash. I finished on the podium of the Eneco Tour but it could have been better. Nevertheless, it was difficult to race against everybody else. I wanted to close the gap and come back to the front group but nobody wanted to collaborate. There is nothing I can do, that’s cycling but I’m happy I always do my best.”

Peter Sagan’s strong performance at the race helped him to reclaim the top spot of the UCI WorldTour points classification. “I’m also very happy that, although I didn’t win the Eneco Tour, my third place gives me a lot of points to regain my leadership at the UCI WorldTour individual ranking. It’s been a long season and I will now get some needed rest.”

The world and european champion currently leads the WorldTour standings with 669 points ahead of runner-up and Vuelta a Espana winner Nairo Quintana (Movistar), who has 609 points and third placed and Tour de France winner Chris Froome (Team Sky), who has 564 points.

Sagan’s team Tinkoff is currently sitting behind leaders Movistar. Movistar have 1431 points, while Tinkoff have 1361 points. Team Sky is in third with 1187.