Peter Sagan impressed by his own statistic - Tour de France

Peter Sagan impressed by his own statistic - Tour de France

Rohan Dennis climbed off his bike early in Thursday's 12th stage of the Tour de France and neither the Australian nor his Bahrain Merida team would offer an explanation. "It was his decision to stop at the feed zone", said Gorazd Stangelj, the team's sports director, after the stage.

But for a couple of hours on an otherwise uneventful day in the mountains, nobody was able to say where the time trial world champion Dennis had gone. We tried to speak with him. "He told us he didn't want to talk and got in the auto", said Stangelj.

Dennis has just one year remaining on his contract with Bahrain-Merida and there has been some speculation he is growing impatient with playing second fiddle to former Tour victor Vincenzo Nibali. "I don't know any more than you do".

Asked after Thursday's stage if there were any other issues that may have led to Dennis's sudden withdrawal, Stangelj said: "Come on, don't put words in my mouth".

"We will have to clarify the situation at the hotel tonight", he said.

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"Now is the time to clear things up, to make decisions for the future", he added, however stressing it was too soon to tell whether there would be "consequences" for Dennis.

Australian broadcaster SBS tweeted that the 29-year-old had returned to the team bus, before leaving without comment, accompanied by his agent and a press officer.

"Obviously the individual time trial tomorrow had been a big goal for me and the team, but given my current feeling it was the right decision to withdraw earlier today", Dennis said.

Bahrain-Merida's team mechanic Filip Tisma said said Dennis was very strict and particular about his equipment.

"Actually, I even told him yesterday and today that he should save energy for the time trial". With another gruelling trip across the Alps and Pyrenees, who will wear the yellow jersey on the Champs-Elysees?

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