Peter Sagan: There should be more respect in the peloton

World Champion Peter Sagan calls for a greater level of respect in the pro peloton and will use his new status to try and change cycling

Peter Sagan before the 2015 Abu Dhabi Tour

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Peter Sagan has called for there to be more respect in the professional peloton and hopes his status as world champion can help him change the sport for the better.

In an interview with Het Nieuwsblad, after being named International Flandrien of the Year in Belgium, the Slovak said that the new generation of riders have a bad mentality.

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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.