(Nice) The Slovak Peter Sagan, three-time world cycling champion, was given a three-month suspended prison sentence and a suspension of his driving license for drunk driving on a scooter in Monaco, it was reported. learned Thursday from the prosecution.

Seven-time winner of the green jersey on the Tour de France, which he will start on Saturday for the last time, Sagan had appeared on June 20 before the Criminal Court of Monaco, where he resides, for facts dating back to May 12, said the public prosecutor’s office of Monaco to AFP, confirming information from the daily Monaco-Matin.

That day, at 11:35 a.m., when the police had noticed his “hazardous” behavior, Sagan was checked on the handlebars of his scooter with a rate of 1.46 milligrams of alcohol per liter of air.

The Slovak champion, star of TotalEnergies training, explained to the police that he went to bed at 3 a.m., after having attended a few night establishments.

His lawyer, Me Thomas Giaccardi, quoted by Monaco-Matin, had pleaded to him that his client, who had recently arrived from the United States, presented “a state of fatigue due to jet lag and lack of sleep”.

Following the prosecution’s submissions, the court sentenced Sagan to a three-month suspended prison sentence and a three-month driver’s license suspension.