Watch: Peter Sagan helps another rider up a steep, windy climb in Tour de San Luis (video)

Road race world champ Peter Sagan gives Francesco Chicchi a hand on a windy climb during the Tour de San Luis

It’s not often that you see a world champion giving a rival a helping hand: but this is Peter Sagan.

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The road race world champion gave a fellow rider a helpful hand as they were struggling up an extremely windy climb during the 2016 Tour de San Luis last week.

In a video posted by Sagan (Tinkoff) on his Facebook page, and shot by a roadside spectator, you can see the riders grinding up a mountain road into a brutal headwind.

Several fans also assist the riders by giving them a shove, as several riders appear to be struggling to stay upright let alone maintain enough momentum to finish the stage.

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Then we see Sagan in among a small group, easily distinguishable by his rainbow bands. He gives a friendly shove to Italian Francesco Chicchi of the Androni Giocattoli team.

Sagan finished the Tour de San Luis in 98th place, 44 minutes behind overall winner Dayer Quintana (Movistar). He finished second on stage two and fourth on stage seven.

The 26-year-old Slovak is aiming to claim a major victory during this season’s classics. He’s also aiming for the Olympic Games road race in in August, and travelled to Rio de Janeiro to recon the route after taking part in the Tour de San Luis.