Fifth stage win for Sagan in Tour as reigning world champion

Peter Sagan won his fifth stage as reigning world champion in the Tour de France. Only Eddy Merckx won more Tour stages as reigning world champion: 8.

He’s the first rider to win a stage in three different Tours as reigning world champion.

Most stage wins as reigning world champion in the Tour
8 | Eddy Merckx | BEL
5 | Bernard Hinault | FRA
5 1 | Georges Speicher | FRA
5 | Peter Sagan | SVK
3 | Jan Raas | NED
3 | Mark Cavendish | GBR
3 | Eloi Meulenberg | BEL
2 | Thor Hushovd | NOR
2 | Louison Bobet | FRA
2 | Marcel Kint | BEL
2 | Gerrie Knetemann | NED
1 | Ercole Baldini | ITA
1 | Hennie Kuiper | NED
1 | Stan Ockers | BEL
1 | Jan Janssen | NED
1 | André Darrigade | FRA
1 | Benoni Beheyt | BEL
1 | Oscar Freire Gomez | SPA

Most yellow jerseys as reigning world champion in the Tour
27 | Eddy Merckx | BEL
20 | Bernard Hinault | FRA
7 | Thor Hushovd | NOR
6 | Louison Bobet | FRA
4 | Tom Boonen | BEL
4 | Peter Sagan | SVK
2 | Greg Lemond | USA
1 | Cadel Evans | AUS
1 | Gerrie Knetemann | NED
1 | Georges Speicher | FRA

  1. One stage tied with Rene Le Greves