Peter Sagan hails team victory but remains coy on 'day-by-day' pursuit of maglia ciclamino

The Slovakian took his first-ever bunch sprint victory at the Giro d'Italia after his solo win last year

Peter Sagan at the 2021 Giro d'Italia
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Sprinters will often default to thanking their team in post-race interviews, too tired to think of anything more inventive to say other than 'I was faster and better than the other guys today', but on stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia it was a true team effort from Peter Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe to deliver the win.

"For sure it was a very good day for us and we tried our best. I have to say thanks," Sagan said after his team had worked to shed fast-finishing rivals on an uphill section earlier in the day before he outclassed the remaining Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and Davide Cimolai (Israel Start-Up Nation) in the dash for the line.

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