World champion cyclist Sagan works at Tour of Europe
LAUSANNE – World champion Peter Sagan won his second straight stage in the Tour of Europe on Monday and required the leader’s yellow jersey as well.
Slovakia’s Peter Sagan won his second straight stage in the Tour of Europe
Slovak Sagan designed a solo get out of the key peloton to trap two escapees within the final 10km before outsprinting Swiss pair Michael Albasini and Silvan Dillier to win the 192.6km third stage from Grosswangen to Rheinfelden.
The peloton, including previous race leader Jurgen Roelandts, showed up three seconds back. But because of a period bonus for winning happens, Sagan moved in to the overall lead having a 3sec gap to Belgian Roelandts, who had been fifth around the stage.
“I am happy, I thank my team,” stated Sagan.
“It had been a demanding day underneath the rain. Understanding the finish was on the hill I chosen over succeed.Inch
The win saw Sagan increase his record of stage victories in the Tour of Europe to 13.
On Sunday he required sole having the record that they had distributed to Swiss trio Ferdi Kubler and Hugo Koblet, who who raced within the 1950s, and Fabian Cancellara, who won Saturday’s opening prologue.
The peloton that showed up behind the 3 leaders was reduced, using the original bunch splitting up through the tough stage raced in wet conditions.
It resulted in among the overall race favourites, Briton Geraint Thomas, increased in to the top ten — lucrative sits ninth at 19sec.