Peter Sagan says 'part of the beauty of cycling has been lost' following Covid-19 restrictions

The three-time world champion prepares to begin a new season with a new team

Peter Sagan
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Peter Sagan has said "part of the beauty of cycling has been lost" since Covid-19 restrictions have affected races. 

The three-time world champion said that the lack of crowds of races has detracted from the "fun" of races, even if some the racing in the Covid-19 era has provided an exciting spectacle for TV audiences. Crowds have slowly returned to races as pandemic restrictions have eased following more than a year of many races being held behind closed doors. Many of the protocols for riders still remain and interaction with fans is more limited.

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