Peter Sagan The Bridesmaid Again At Tour de France

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN SAINT-ËTIENNE, France, July 17, 2014 (AFP) - Peter Sagan finished second for the fourth time at this Tour de France as Alexander Kristoff won Thursday's 12th stage. Sagan now has seven top four finishes and has come home in the top 10 nine times out of 12 stages but has yet to win one this year. Once again the 24-year-old was just pipped in a … [Read more...]

Matteo Trentin Beats Sagan To Finish On Tour de France Stage 7

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN NANCY, France, July 11, 2014 (AFP) - For the third time already at this Tour de France, Peter Sagan was pipped at the line as Italy's Matteo Trentin won the seventh stage on Friday. Sagan could not have gone any closer this time as he was beaten by barely an inch after a massive 234.5km stage from Epernay to Nancy. It was so close that Trentin even … [Read more...]

Tour of California Stage 7 Comes Down To A Sprint

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Final Chance for Leaders to Contest the Yellow Jersey in Tomorrow’s Thousand Oaks Circuit Race PASADENA, Calif. (May 17, 2014) – With a new Amgen Tour of California champion to be decided as America’s premier annual road race concludes tomorrow, Team Sky and their former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins (GBR) played it steady today to keep his 30-second lead in tact. But with a … [Read more...]

Tour of California Stage 5 Is Made For Taylor

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Peter Sagan Takes Sprint Competition Lead; Bradley Wiggins Will Wear Yellow Again Tomorrow Cyclists Will Ride Stage 6 Tomorrow from Santa Clarita to Second Summit Finish at Mountain High SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (May 15, 2014) – In what was another surprise ending for some of the world’s strongest sprinters, BMC Racing Team’s Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo.) whizzed to a solo victory 12 … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Unbowed By Tour of Flanders Failure

COMPIEGNE, France, April 12, 2014 (AFP) - Much hyped Slovakian rider Peter Sagan insisted his confidence for Sunday's Paris-Roubaix race had not been knocked despite a poor 16th place finish at last week's Tour of Flanders. The 24-year-old Cannondale rider went into last week's cobbled classic as many people's second favourite behind eventual winner Fabian Cancellara, but failed to match … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Vows To Learn From Flanders Disappointment

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OUDENAARDE, Belgium, April 06, 2014 (AFP) - Peter Sagan said he would overcome the disappointment of a 16th place finish at the Tour of Flanders and come back better ahead of Paris-Roubaix. The Slovak twice winner of the Tour de France green jersey was one of the top three favourites coming into the De Ronde Sunday. But after he failed to match eventual winner Fabian Cancellara's … [Read more...]

The Spring Classics Heavy Hitters For 2014

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, April 04, 2014 (AFP) - With the main Spring Classics races due to begin on Sunday with the Tour of Flanders, AFP takes a look at the main contenders. Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Twice in the last four years the 33-year-old Swiss time-trial and classics expert has done the Tour of Flanders-Paris-Roubaix double and he will rightly be considered the … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan’s Teamwork Almost Backfires Big

ZOTTEGEM, Belgium, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Peter Sagan took the overall lead on the first day of the Three Days of La Panne cycling race on Tuesday after he won the first stage, a 201-kilometre ride from La Panne to Zottegem. However, the 24-year-old Slovakian, nicknamed the 'Terminator', failed in his bid to hand stage victory to Cannondale team-mate Oscar Gatto. Sagan slowed down … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Riding Good Form Has Big Plans For Milan-SanRemo

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by Justin DAVIS MILAN, March 21, 2014 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan lines up at the opening one-day classic of the season with revenge on his mind but knowing a determined bunch of sprinters could again bar his route to victory in Milan-SanRemo on Sunday. Cannondale rider Sagan edged closer to his first victory in one of cycling's five 'monuments' by finishing runner-up to German … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan All Power To Claim Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3

ROME, March 14, 2014 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan produced a late burst of power to claim victory in the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, with Michal Kwiatkowski taking the overall lead from Mark Cavenish on Friday. Sagan, of the Cannondale team, finished several bike lengths ahe ad of Kwiatkowski and Australian Simon Clarke on a slightly uphill finish in Arezzo after 210 km of racing … [Read more...]