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The young Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) does it double

Added: friday 12 March 2010 at 21:24:00
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    The young Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) does it doubleThe youngest rider of the peloton of Paris-Nice 2010, Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo), already winner on Wednesday in Aurillac, does it again today with a new stage victory in Aix-en-Provence. El Pistolero keeps the yellow jersey.

    Summary of the stage

    Serge Pauwels (Team Sky) didn't come to the start in Pernes-les-Fontaines this morning and Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team) left the race quickly after the start, followed a bit later by Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas-Doimo), Dennis van Winden (Rabobank) and Daniel Moreno (Omega Pharma-Lotto).

    The stage was marked by numerous escapes with for example Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step), Dimitri Champion Dimitri Champion(AG2R La Mondiale), his team mate Maxime Bouet, Pierrick Fédrigo (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Volodymir Gustov (Cervélo TestTeam), Carlos Barredo (Quick Step), Sylvain Calzati (Team Sky) and Rein Taaramae (Cofidis).
    At the back of the peloton was a group of riders who couldn't follow, including Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) who thus lost his polka dot jersey to Amaël Moinard (Cofidis).

    Peter SaganBarredo, Calzati and Gustov form the last leading group, but at 22 kilometer they're finally taken back by the peloton led by the Liquigas-Doimo team. The youngest rider of this team, Peter Sagan, places his decisive attack at 2 kilometers from the finish in an answer to an attempt by Christophe Le Mével (Française des Jeux). After having managed to stay ahead until the finish line he lies on the ground to get some breath ... after his second victory in this Paris-Nice 2010. Impressive for this young Slovakian rider who we didn't see earlier in the stage races. A good recruit for the Liquigas-Doimo team.

    The stage result

    Here's the top 10 of this 5th stage:
    1/ Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) - 3h34'15"
    2/ Mirco Lorenzetto (Lampre-Farnese Vini) - +00'02"
    3/ Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)
    4/ Matthieu Ladagnous (Française des Jeux)
    5/ Jens Voigt (Team Saxo Bank)
    6/ Simon Gerrans (Team Sky)
    7/ Koldo Fernandez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
    8/ Nicolas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale)
    9/ Matthew Goss (HTC-Columbia)
    10/ Alberto Contador (Astana)

    The classifications after the 5th stage between Pernes-les-Fontaines and Aix-en-Provence

    The general classification

    Alberto ContadorContador finishes 10th in this stage and keeps the yellow jersey. There were no many changes in the general classification except for Sagan who goes up to the 8th place:
    1/ Alberto Contador (Astana) - 20h41'40"
    2/ Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) - +00'20"
    3/ Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas-Doimo) - +00'25"
    4/ Luis Léon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) - +00'26"
    5/ Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) - +00'29"
    6/ Jens Voigt (Team Saxo Bank) - +00'34"
    7/ Joaquim Rodriguez (Team Katusha) - +00'36"
    8/ Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) - +00'42"
    9/ David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) - +01'02"
    10/ Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) - +01'06"

    Points classifications

    Peter SaganPeter Sagan keeps the green jersey:
    1/ Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) - 89 points
    2/ Jens Voigt (Team Saxo Bank) - 80 points
    3/ Alberto Contador (Astana) - 73 points
    4/ Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) - 63 points
    5/ Mirco Lorenzetto (Lampre-Farnese Vini) - 58 points

    King of the Mountains

    Amaël MoinardSince Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) was in the group of riders who couldn't follow the peloton, he loses the polka dot jersey to Amaël Moinard (Cofidis):
    1/ Amaël Moinard (Cofidis) - 21 points
    2/ Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) - 18 points
    3/ Yann Huguet (Skil-Shimano) - 14 points
    4/ Alberto Contador (Astana) - 13 points
    5/ Jean Marc Marino (Saur-Sojasun) - 11 points

    Best young rider classification

    Not many changes in the best young rider classification either. Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) will still be wearing the white jersey:
    1/ Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas-Doimo) - 20h42'05"
    2/ Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) - +00'17"
    3/ Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) - +00'41"
    4/ Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) - +00'51"
    5/ Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondiale) - +01'37"

    The other stages of Paris-Nice 2010

    For any further information about Paris-Nice 2010, you can click on one of the following links:
    > The Paris-Nice 2010 route, stage profiles, time and route schedules and Google Maps/Google Earth
    > The list of participating riders for Paris-Nice 2010 with their numbers
    > The photos of the prologue of Paris-Nice 2010 in Montfort-l'Amaury
    > The photos of the finish of Paris-Nice 2010 in Limoges
    > The photos of the start of Paris-Nice 2010 in Saint-Junien

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. http://www.cyclisme-roltiss-over.com/article-le-jeune-peter-sagan-liquigas-doimo-fait-un-double-photos-46597993.html

    | Roland TISSIER | saturday 13 March 2010 at 9:33:58

  2. Young, fast and a big future ahead. Will be a nice surprise for everybody.

    | Lollo | friday 21 May 2010 at 15:08:00

  3. a bien couver

    | charles simons | sunday 23 May 2010 at 4:11:53

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