Peter Sagan issues apology for podium pinch

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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) issued a video apology yesterday after pinching a podium girls backside after the Tour of Flanders causing outrage. "It was wrong," he said in English, reading from a script, wearing non-branded clothing. "And I wasn't thinking."

The 23-year-old has been the standout rider of the classics so far, finishing second at Flanders, Milan - San Remo and E3 Harelbeke and pulling a wheelie as he crossed the line to win Ghent-Wevelgem. But on Sunday his popularity plummeted after his crude gesture.

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