Peter Sagan gets lost after Giro d’Italia stage and is towed to hotel by fans 

After finding his way to the finish in second place, Sagan couldn’t navigate the roads of Agrigento 

Peter Sagan may have found his way to the podium on stage two of the Giro d’Italia 2020, but finding the hotel proved an even tougher ask for the former world champion. 

Sagan got lost on his way to the Bora-Hansgrohe accommodation on the streets of Agrigento, and needed the assistance of some obliging fans to find his way. 

Video has emerged showing the former world champion receiving a tow from a car driven by four cycling fans. 

The video shows the fans smiling and laughing as they talk to the Slovakian star in Italian, before he thanks them for their help and rides away to the hotel.

Sagan put in a great performance on the uphill finish stage two in Agrigento, putting in a huge effort to bridge across to the front group in the final kilometre, but just missing out to a dominant Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) in the sprint.

Speaking after the stage, Sagan said: “The final climb of the stage was pretty hard, 3.7km and from the bottom to the top we went full gas. In hindsight, maybe I could have done something better. 

“When I caught Ulissi and [Mikkel] Honoré, maybe I should have sprinted immediately, but I was also on the limit because of the big effort I did to catch them. When they sprinted I gave my maximum but Diego was stronger and won with a margin of four or five bikes. 

“It is what it is and I'm satisfied with my second place. It is strange for me to wear the mountain jersey. I got some points for the ciclamino jersey but tomorrow will be another hard stage, so we will have to see day by day." 

Sagan has had a quieter 2020 season than usual, having finished the Tour de France without  a stage win and missing out on the green jersey. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.