The curious case of Peter Sagan

As Tinkoff-Saxo's Peter Sagan gets older, the harder he is finding it to win. Is he declining or are others catching up to his level? Even his team cannot explain his struggles

Peter Sagan struggles in the torrid conditions at Ghent-Wevelgem (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Sagan-mania was at its height two years ago in Ghent-Wevelgem. Slovakia's Peter Sagan muscled his way into an escape group, attacked solo four kilometres out and celebrated by spinning an imaginary lasso and riding a one-handed wheelie.

Two years on from 2013, the situation has changed. Instead of thinking of new ways to celebrate wins, he is merely trying to win.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.