No explanation for Sagan's Flanders flop

Team Cannondale say Peter Sagan's power numbers were the same as last year, he just couldn't hold on to Cancellara when it mattered.

Peter Sagan can't hold on to Fabian Cancellara's wheel as the Trek rider powers up Oude Kwaremont in the Tour of Flanders

(Image credit: Watson)

Peter Sagan's power numbers may have read the same as last year, but team Cannondale said he lacked the legs and confidence to win the Tour of Flanders this time around.

"When he saw that he was dropped he probably lost a little bit of morale. Morale is important," team manager, Roberto Amadio explained. "[There's] No need to make drama out of it."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.