By Julien Pretot BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Peter Sagan stayed quiet all day before timing his effort to perfection in the final sprint to become the first rider to claim three road race world championship titles in a row on Sunday. The Slovakian surged ahead with less than 50 meters left and pipped
Peter Sagan ended a year of mixed fortunes on a high note by becoming the first man to win three straight world road race titles. The colorful rider from Slovakia defended his crown on Sunday after holding off Norwegian Alexander Kristoff in a sprint finish at the road world championships in Norway.
By Julien Pretot BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Peter Sagan turned around an annus horribilis in style on Sunday, celebrating his third straight road race world title less than three months after being kicked out of the Tour de France. The Slovakian outsprinted local favorite Alexander Kristoff and Australian