Peter Sagan launches a blistering uphill attack to catch the two breakaway riders - a move which led to his Tour de Suisse win

Stage three of the Tour de Suisse seemed a bit of a hark back to the Tour of Flanders, with Peter Sagan attacking on a climb and crossing the finish line first.

Granted, the world champion had a bit of company this time round, but the strength he showed to get away from the peloton was very reminiscent of his Flanders effort.

Up the road, Swiss duo Silvan Dillier (BMC) and Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) were powering towards the finish line, with Dillier the virtual leader on the road.

But a 30-second gap is nothing to someone like Sagan, so the man in the rainbow stripes gunned it off the front of the struggling peloton on the final climb of the day and in no time was on the tails of the pair of Swiss riders.

There was only one outcome from then on, with Sagan sprinting past Albasini in the final 20 metres to take his 13th stage win.

Velon’s in-race data showed that Sagan put out an impressive 1240 Watts in the final sprint, reaching a top speed of over 65kph.