Peter Sagan: I did my best but it wasn't possible to overtake Gaviria

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) knew the wheel he needed to follow in the finale of stage 5 of the Tour of California . The world champion was rooted to the back of Fernando Gaviria’s wheel as they approached the line, but when the Colombian opened his sprint, Sagan didn't have the speed to overhaul him. The Tour of California has been a happy hunting ground for Sagan over the years, with 16 stage wins, but he had to settle for third as Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) moved past him in the final few metres. "It was another fast stage at the Tour of California, quite [a bit] hotter than the other days," Sagan said in a team press release. "The squad again worked hard to close the gap with the breakaway – they have been putting such an effort this week. In the final kilometres, my brother Juraj, Daniel Oss and Michael ...

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