Slovakian cyclist Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe), seven-time winner of the Tour de France points ranking, underwent surgery on his right knee following his fall in the third stage of the Tour, his team announced today.
The 31-year-old Slovak fell in the ‘sprint’ of the third stage, after being overthrown by the Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), who immediately gave up on the Tour, and had as best result in this edition two fifth places, in the fourth and sixth runs.
Sagan, winner of 12 stages on the Tour, withdrew from the 108th edition of the ‘Grande Boucle’ on Thursday, before the start of the 12th stage.
“We did what we could on the spot, during the Tour, but even the antibiotic treatment didn’t prevent the infection. The only option was to stop and surgically remove the bursa. Fortunately it was only a superficial infection and the knee joint was not affected,” explained Dr. Bora-hansgrohe Christopher Edler.
Also cited by the team, the world champion in 2015, 2016 and 2017 marked his improvements.
“I already feel much better and everything is going well now”, concluded the winner of the Tour de France regularity classification, having worn the green jersey on the podium at the Champs Elysees on seven occasions: 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015 , 2014, 2013 and 2012.
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