Eire’s Sam Bennett, who received Tuesday’s 10th stage and hoped for a victory in Poitiers the place compatriot and good friend Sean Kelly received on the Tour in 1978, took second place.
Sagan, who was excluded from the 2017 Tour de France after elbowing Briton Mark Cavendish in a dash end, was additionally docked 13 factors for his harmful transfer.
“We settle for the jury choice. We at all times purpose to win, however in a good approach, even when the adrenaline is excessive in a Tour dash end,” Sagan’s Bora-Hansgrohe crew mentioned.
Bennett prolonged his lead within the factors classification to 68 factors, boosting his hopes of securing a primary inexperienced jersey for Eire since Kelly in 1989.
Slovenian Primoz Roglic retained the general chief’s yellow jersey after a quiet day in the primary bunch.
He leads defending champion Egan Bernal and France’s Guillaume Martin on the finish of a uninteresting stage wherein France’s Matthieu Ladagnous was the one breakaway rider.
Thursday’s 12th stage is a 218-kilometre experience from Chauvigny to Sarran.