Sagan empty in Gent-Wevelgem sprint after 180km breakaway

Peter Sagan after a disappointing Gent-Wevelgem

Peter Sagan ( Bora-Hansgrohe ) has won Gent-Wevelgem almost every way possible – alone, from a group of four, and in a larger group sprint. On Sunday , the three-time world champion animated the race by spending 180 kilometres out front, but that ultimately left him unable to clinch a fourth title to move clear as the all-time record-holder. After a rapid start, with more than 50 kilometres covered in the first hour, Sagan was part of an elite 18-rider breakaway that formed as the race hit the stiff winds up by the North Sea coast. After the first of the two ascents of the Kemmelberg, and before the Plugstreets (gravel tracks), with 67km to go, Sagan moved clear from the group alongside Matteo Trentin, Edward Theuns and Mike Teunissen. He thought they might go all the way to the line, but a headwind on the 30-kilometre run-in to Wevelgem ...

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