Peter Sagan says 'there was no reason for us to risk our lives' after stage 19 stoppage

The Slovak has been outspoken in previous days of riders not receiving enough protection when faced with extreme weather conditions

Peter Sagan on stage 19 of the Tour de France 2019 (Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) says that race organisers "have done their best" with the decision to stop stage 19 of the Tour de France 2019 as riders descended the Col de l'Iseran.

Egan Bernal (Ineos) and Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) were racing ahead off the front, the young Colombian taking out enough time to take the virtual race lead off Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) as he faltered on the climb behind.

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