Peter Sagan unintentionally wins opening stage of Three Days of De Panne

Peter Sagan says he was trying to set up the stage win for team-mate Oscar Gatto, but it went a bit wrong

Peter Sagan wins on stage one of the 2014 3 Days of DePane

(Image credit: Watson)

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) won the opening stage of the Three Days of De Panne on Tuesday after an aggressive display of riding. Surprisingly, Sagan didn't intend to win - he was trying to set up the stage victory for team-mate Oscar Gatto.

Sagan had earlier given Gatto a tow up to bridge over to a seven-man escape group in the final 10 kilometres of the 201-kilometre opening stage of the UCI 2.HC ranked race.

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