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ANGERS, France -- Tour de France leader and world champion Peter Sagan has weighed in once more with his strong concerns for rider safety. But this time, he has called for the world body of cycling to introduce a law change that would allow for less congested and dangerous finales.Sagan (Tinkoff), who kept the yellow leaders jersey by finishing fourth in Mondays 223.5km Stage 3 from Granville to Angers in Brittany behind winner British sprinter Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), believes the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) should look at neutralising stages that are settled in bunch sprints several kilometres before the finish.He believes if the times for overall classification were taken before the race neared the finish, it would stop those vying for overall victory from getting involved in the sprints as they have been to avoid the crashes or splits that can happen and lead to costly time losses.It very dangerous. That is how I see things, Sagan said after the stage. Sagan is still first overall, eight seconds ahead of second-placed Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (FDJ) and 10 seconds up on Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in third.At 14 seconds are all but four overall favourites, led by Briton Chris Froome (Sky) in fourth. Further back are Italys Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in 28th overall at 25 seconds, Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) in 31st at the same time, Spaniard Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) in 57th at 1:02 and Australian Richie Porte (BMC), who is 77th at 1:59.Sagans call to the UCI follows his outburst on Sunday, when he won Stage 2 and took the leaders yellow jersey. He spoke of the safety hazards that come with riders in the peloton not respecting each other.Its very hard to enjoy racing on the bike, Sagan said Sunday. When I did my first Tour de France, it was a different race. Now everyone rides as if they dont care about life. Last year, it was very bad, and this year is very bad, but its the riders decision how they ride.You never know if youll be able to continue in the race. Today, Im in yellow, but maybe tomorrow I go home; this is the Tour de France, he added. In this moment, Im not an important rider in peloton [to change things]. Nobody cares. Its as if they lost their brains. I dont know what has happened. There are stupid crashes.Before there was respect: When someone did something, they threw bottles at him or beat him with a pump, but cycling has lost this.The stakes are now so high in cyclingSagans argument earned much agreement from Cavendish. The Manx Missile, whose Tour stage win took his tally to 28 overall in the Tour and tied him with the second-best all-time mark with French icon Bernard Hinault, also believes there has been a change in mindset among riders.The mentality has a changed a little bit. Some guys -- not all GC guys -- in the past, they used to all go to the back and roll in in a gentlemans kind of agreement, Cavendish said Sunday. Now, there are some riders who actively want to be ahead of the split. Its not just that they dont want to get caught out, so they dont want to be behind the split. They try to be up there hoping there is a split so they can get a few seconds. This is nothing to do with the course really, you know. Its more the riders.He has got a point, but the problem is that the stakes are now so high in cycling. There is more money going, Cavendish added about Sagans comments. He earns so much money that guys want to do so well to emulate how much money he earns. So they are going to try and take risks to do that.The difference between guys who win and lose is evident. The guys who win understand it. They have respect for each other. They are the first to congratulate the other guys who win. Its the ones who never win anything ... not all of them, its not fair to bracket every rider, but generically a lot of guys dont win, and they kind of feel bitterness toward the guys who win. Instead of appreciating what they have done, they kind of resent it.Its getting more dangerous in the bunchAdam Hansen, an Australian delegate of the Cyclistes Professionnels Associé, said the organization has asked the UCI to consider timing general classification in sprint stages with three kilometres to go.Hansen, 35, who is racing in a record 15th-consecutive three-week grand tour here, said Sagans remarks on Sunday were correct, but he added that the issue of respect among the riders was a responsibility for the riders to resolve and not the CPA.Hansen, who is not the CPA delegate at the Tour (those delegates are ex-French cyclists Jan Xavier and Pascal Chanteur), said the CPA believes it would be a bit safer if the times were taken at three kilometres to go [in a stage], not up until the final sprint.That way the sprinters can sprint and do their messy stuff, Hansen explained, and GC guys can relax and get out of the sprinters teams way.Hansen added that the CPAs proposed rule change on timing overall classification times in sprint stages would reduce stress leading up to and during a sprint finish. The proposed change is part of a CPA security plan that has been submitted to the UCI that also includes proposed measures for better security overall in races.Asked of Sagans concerns about rider behaviour, Hansen told ESPN: It is true what he says, thats for sure. Its getting more dangerous in the bunch. On the other side, there is more pressure from sponsors, the teams are getting stronger, teams are getting smarter. I think the level between the riders is becoming closer, so this doesnt help, either.Hansen also cited the last stage of this years Giro dItalia that he raced in. The race jury took times at the end of the second last eight-kilometre finishing circuit due to wet conditions.A lot of guys sat up and said, We dont want to be in that fight. We dont want to risk our lives just to get the same time. Hansen said. We got the same time, so we were out of the race and let the sprinters race [for the stage win] and that was a spectacular finish.That is one of the things riders are pushing for -- to have the rules changed so it is safe for the riders. Otherwise, we sort of get forced to race like idiots.Hansen said the race jurys call for the Giro final was backed by the majority of riders there from a poll taken through a new online communication system from the CPA. He said results have been used to bolster the CPAs UCI submission on race safety.I think 96 percent of the Giro riders agreed [neutralising the stage] was the right decision, Hansen said. Its definitely what the riders want, but trying to get the UCI to change the rules is something different. Braves Jerseys Outlet . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. 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Leicester earned their fourth 1-0 victory in a row on Super Sunday to move seven points clear of Tottenham, who could only draw with Liverpool on Saturday evening.Four wins from the remaining six games will guarantee Leicester the first top-flight title in their history and Schmeichel is now convinced his son Kasper will earn a Premier League medal this season. There was no doubt this was going to be a difficult game for them, he told Sky Sports.Having seen Spurs get a point at Liverpool and closing in to four points, to go out there with the opportunity to go seven points clear with six games to go was massive. This is championship-winning stuff when you can win your games 1-0, not playing well and getting those three points here and there. Peter Schmeichel Its probably the first time theyve had an opportunity to think about how this can become a reality.In all fairness, they did not play well. As Wes Morgan said, they defended well but the play going forward was not the best theyve done this season.This is championship-winning stuff when you can win your games 1-0, not playing well and getting those three points here and there. Wes Morgan celebrates giving Leicester the lead Schmeichel, who won five Premier League titles with Manchester United, says Leicesters fairytale charge is down to the simple tactics employed by Claudio Ranieri.He added: They dont complicate things. Its not a complicated set-up they have. Its very difficult to see the wheels coming off.Again today, they went out there and proved that. Everything is just falling into place. I now believe they can go and win it.They have to be calm and cant get carried away because six games is still a long, long way to go. Seven points is a fantastic cushion, but youve still got to go out there. Claudio Ranieri praised his Leicester sides fantastic effort against Southampton, in particular captain Morgan.dddddddddddd. Leicester go into next weeks Super Sunday clash with Sunderland having lost just three Premier League games all season.Graeme Souness joined Schmeichel in the Sky Sports studio - and says it wont be easy to finish the job, but praised the resilience of Ranieris side.There may still be a wobble, but they can afford a wobble, he said.In a season, generally there is a down period where you lose a game and it has an affect ion a team and you end up losing a couple. Morgan gives his thoughts after scoring the only goal of the game against Southampton Leicester lost to Arsenal and rebounded straight back. They lost to Arsenal again and rebounded straight back. They lost to Liverpool and rebounded straight back. That augurs well for them going forward.They were nervy today. They didnt play any football today. 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