Sagan: Viviani is much faster in these sprints

Peter Sagan in the Vuelta's green jersey after stage 10

Peter Sagan (B ora-Hansgrohe ) has been nothing if not consistent at this year’s Vuelta a Espana , but victory once again eluded him in Bermillo de Sayago on stage 10 . The Slovakian world champion finished second to Elia Viviani in the bunch sprint, his third runners-up spot in four stages. In the frenetic finale, Sagan made sure that he stuck to Viviani’s wheel but didn’t have the power to overhaul the Italian champion once he wound up his sprint. Afterwards, Sagan said that there was nothing he could have done to beat Viviani. There was some consolation as he moved into a familiar position, the leader of the points classification. “It was a really fast sprint and these sprints aren’t really for me. There was a big tailwind in the sprint and it was really fast with some technical parts. I think Elia is much faster in sprints ...

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