Slovaak received a question about Van Aert, who won the points classification with force majeure as Sagan was once untouchable. “This is another level,” Sagan said. “If you look at his results, they are really great: running, trying, climbing… he can do anything. He should go yellow for the Tour de France. I don’t know how his legs feel, but he makes everything look easy.”
Kind words, then, from Sagan, who was at odds with our compatriot at the start of the Tour de France. He literally pointed his finger at Van Aert after a sprint. I was in really good shape, but I got stopped. Van Aert’s movements were really ugly. This finger was also intended for him, he knows it,” the Slovak was angry at the time. In 2020, the two already quarreled on the Tour. On the eleventh stage, Van Aert received a zann from Sagan in the sprint group, which was later declassified. Then Van Aert dealt the former world champion with a middle finger.