Should the Tour de France points competition be changed to stop Peter Sagan's dominance?

With Peter Sagan set to win his sixth green jersey, we ask if there needs to changes to the rules to make the battle for the green jersey more competitive

Peter Sagan pulls on the green jersey at the 2018 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Peter Sagan and his fans may have enjoyed the past six editions of the Tour de France where he has won the points classification on five occasions, but with the Slovakian set to win a sixth green jersey this year some are calling for a change in the rules to stop his dominance.

Insiders say that race organisers could return to how it ran the points competition up until 2010, giving more points at the finishes of flats stages, giving points further down the results sheet, and giving fewer points at intermediate sprints.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.