Sagan wins the road world championships

AFTER years among the world's elite, Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan won his first medal at the UCI men’s world championship road race in Richmond, Virginia.

Peter Sagan(Source: AP/TASR)

Sagan launched a brilliant solo attack 2.5 kilometres from the finish to claim the rainbow jersey, winning the historic gold for Slovakia. Sagan managed to hold off the other medal winners, second place Michael Matthews from Australia and third place Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania.

He was able to ease up and enjoy the moment as he crossed the line comfortably clear of his competitors.

“I think this is my biggest victory and I am very happy because I made a lot of sacrifices these last three weeks after the Vuelta,” Sagan said in an interview for the Eurosport channel. “I am very happy for this moment.”

He also said that one of his motivations was the current unpleasant political situation in the world. He called on people to change the world together.

Sagan’s victory came after a long series of placings and disappointments in the first part of the season.

“Today I was just waiting and waiting,” Sagan continued. “I had my brother with me and my teammates were always with me. If something happened they where always there. It was a little bit crazy during the last laps, and I thought everyone had to be tired. I gave everything on last cobblestone climb and then it was full gas until the finish.”

 

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Ruling parties split over attitude to Russia

Slovakia has not updated its security strategy since 2005.

Ľuboš Blaha

University has confirmed: Parliament's Speaker copied large parts of his thesis

The commission did not use the word “plagiarism”, which Danko used to dismiss his critics.

Andrej Danko

Two Bratislava university hospital clinics may collapse

But the ministry and the hospital are not panicking.

Kramáre hospital

Size of investigative team in Kuciak's murder reduced

The police president wants to prevent information leaks.

Police Corps President Milan Lučanský