Bad day at Tour de France for Deceuninck - Quick-Step as Bennett loses green and Alaphilippe unclips in sprint

The Irishman says he 'felt he let the team down' after losing the green jersey to Peter Sagan

Sam Bennett on stage seven of the Tour de France 2020 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Deceuninck - Quick-Step have become accustomed to having good days at the Tour de France, but stage seven of the 2020 edition will be one to forget.

Having already lost Julian Alaphilippe's yellow jersey to a time penalty a couple of days ago, Bora-Hansgrohe stole Peter Sagan's green jersey back from Sam Bennett on stage seven, attacking in the wind and dropping the Irishman, Sagan then mopping up intermediate sprint points.

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