Peter Sagan: How the World Championships was won

Peter Sagan's perfectly-timed move in Richmond to net him the world title dispelled the myth once and for all that he has power but lacks tactical nous

Peter Sagan attacks in the 2015 Mens World Road Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

He may already have won multiple grand tour stages, semi-classics and the Tour de France green jersey for four successive years, but there was a feeling yesterday that Peter Sagan has finally delivered on his enormous potential.

Over the last couple of years, the Slovak’s name has become more synonymous with finishing second and third and missing out on big wins rather than - as at the start of his career - his extraordinary talents.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.