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.
“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.