Peter Sagan keeping cool under pressure

Peter Sagan has matured over the past five years in the professional ranks - could 2014 be his biggest season yet?

Peter Sagan wins Stage 3 of the 2014 Tirreno Adriatico from Michal Kwiatkowski and Simon Clarke.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) kept calm under pressure and struck, winning in Arezzo’s ancient streets this afternoon at the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race.

"You got to know who is strong and who isn't," Sagan said. "I saw [Philippe] Gilbert go but it was early. I knew to follow him and use him for a sprint lead-out."

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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.