Peter Sagan storms to World Championship road race victory in Richmond

The Slovak attacked with just over 3km to go on the final cobbled climb of the race to hold off the chasing peloton to take the rainbow jersey

Peter Sagan wins the 2015 Mens World Road Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

Peter Sagan (Slovakia) delivered a masterclass of attacking riding to take his first World Championship road race victory in Richmond, USA on Sunday, beating Michael Matthews (Australia) and Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania) who finished second and third respectively in the following bunch sprint.

The peloton was together as they approached the first of two cobbled climbs on the final lap of the circa 16km circuit, with Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic) making the first attack to try and finally break things up to avoid a sprint finish.

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