Peter Sagan's trademark wheelie goes wrong in post-Tour criterium (video)

Tinkoff-Saxo's Peter Sagan ends up on his back at a criterium after attempting a wheelie

Even if you're only vaguely aware of who Peter Sagan is, you'll likely know that he loves doing a wheelie. Initially it was a great trick, but like every party trick it loses a bit of its wow factor when it's pulled out too much.

The Slovak may have to rethink the regularity in which he does his wheelies after ending up on his back in a post-Tour de France criterium having got a little too vertical.

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Sagan and other WorldTour stars are often in high demand in the days following the Tour de France, sometimes attracting large sums of money to appear in criterium races across Europe.

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While Eddy Merckx used to ride the crits with the same intensity as he did any other race, Sagan uses the opportunity to give the fans what they want.

The criterium series continues to the end of July, with Sagan due to race at the Profronde van Lommel in Belgium on Wednesday, while Nairo Quintana is down to appear at Criterium Herentals on Thursday.

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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.