Peter Sagan defends his Tinkoff-Saxo winning record

With four wins to his name in 2015, Tinkoff-Saxo rider Peter Sagan insists it's harder to win races than he made it look before

Peter Sagan wins stage six of the 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico

(Image credit: Watson)

Peter Sagan has played down his relative lack of form at the start of the 2015 season, in which the Slovakian has four victories, saying it's not as easy to win as he made it look early in his career.

The three-time Tour de France green jersey winner suffered what, for him, could be described as a barren run in 2014 and early 2015, following up his 22 wins in 2013 with 'just' seven the following year.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.