'I don't remember all their names': Peter Sagan introduces his teammates on stage (video)

Peter Sagan gets hold of a microphone to introduce his eight teammates for the Tour de France

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Cycling's biggest personality was given a microphone at the Tour de France team presentation on Thursday night, with Peter Sagan taking charge of announcing the team to the crowd.

Rather than taking on the duties himself, the presenter gave control to Sagan, with mixed responses from the presumably mostly French-speaking crowd.

"I don't remember all of their names," the world champion joked when asked to talk through the team, before introducing his fellow team leader Alberto Contador.

Then we were treated to a rare moment of Contador speaking in English, taking the mic to introduce Sagan himself but then handed it back.

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"Here we have Maciej Bodnar, the Polish time trial champion right? Nice!" he started before having to double check that Robert Kiserlovski was from Croatia.

The regular presenter must not have liked handing over control to the four-time green jersey winner, as he took back control to introduce Contador once more in his best ring announcer impression.

Contador will be targeting the general classification over the next three weeks, with Sagan looking to win his fifth consecutive sprint classification.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.