It feels like a long time since Peter Sagan finished second in a race, but in reality it was only two race days ago. Fast forward to January and the world champion has that familiar feeling once again at the Tour de San Luis.
The Tinkoff man was the runner-up on 18 occasions in 2015, including five times at the Tour de France, and found himself playing the bridesmaid to Fernando Gaviria on Tuesday’s stage two in Argentina.
For Gaviria it was also a familiar feeling, having won the first sprint stage of last year’s Tour de San Luis ahead of Mark Cavendish. Now he can add another major scalp to his list.
Team Sky‘s Elia Viviani, riding for an Italian national team, sprinted to third place behind Sagan.