"It was time he won a race like that," says man who discovered Peter Sagan

Stefano Zanatta, who discovered Peter Sagan and signed him to Liquigas, says it comes as no surprise that the Slovakian is the new world champion

Peter Sagan (centre) after his World Championships win (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Peter Sagan's World Championship win on Sunday was not a surprise, but expected by the man that discovered him and brought him into cycling's professional ranks.

The 25-year-old Slovak attacked on the cobbled Libby Hill climb 2.7 kilometres out. He rode away solo and won the rainbow jersey with three seconds to spare ahead of Michael Matthews (Australia) and Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania).

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