Tour de France 2020: Peter Sagan relegated after shoving Wout van Aert in sprint

The former triple world champion forced his way past Van Aert at the barrier

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Peter Sagan has been relegated after he shoved Wout van Aert in the sprint finish of stage 11 at the Tour de France 2020.

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider had finished second on the stage behind Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal), but replays show he used his head to push Van Aert out of the way and get past right before the line.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.