Peter Sagan: No-one can understand the feeling of being world champion

Slovak is still recovering after what he says has been a 'crazy week' since he won the World Championships road race

Peter Sagan before the 2015 Abu Dhabi Tour

(Image credit: Watson)

Peter Sagan won the World Championships in Richmond, USA, flew home to party in Slovakia, drove to Milan for the 2016 Giro d'Italia presentation, and boarded a flight for Abu Dhabi, where he will debut in the rainbow jersey this weekend.

During the Giro presentation on Monday, he reportedly was doing all he could to stay awake. It could have been a harder challenge for him than winning the Worlds itself. The week, though, had been long.

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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.