Peter Sagan: Riders don't want to work with me and that's my destiny

No-one wants to work with Peter Sagan when it gets to the business end of races and he's having to deal with the fact that that's how it'll remain

Peter Sagan in the 2016 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Being one of the best riders in the peloton certainly has its downsides, and world champion Peter Sagan discovered that again at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.

The Tinkoff rider was one of the favourites for the sprint Classic - won by Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) from a solo break - but had to settle for seventh place because other riders were reluctant to work with him.

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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.