Peter Sagan escapes late crash to finish second in Down Under Classic

Peter Sagan at the 2019 Tour Down Under team presentation.

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) was unable to repeat his win from twelve months ago in the Down Under Classic after finishing second to Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) in downtown Adelaide on Sunday. The three-time world champion avoided two late crashes on the final lap and looked to be Ewan's most threatening challenger as the remnants of the peloton headed towards the sprint finish. Sagan was on Ewan's wheel as the line approached but he had no answer when Ewan was dropped off by his leadout man Roger Kluge and opened up his sprint inside the final 100m. The Australian won by a clear distance, although Sagan had enough in the tank to beat Alex Edmondson (Mitchelton-Scott) into third. The criterium - which acts as the curtain raiser for the Tour Down Under - saw a number of early attacks but both Lotto Soudal and Bora controlled affairs for most of the hour-long ...

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