Peter Sagan makes sensational solo effort to win Giro d'Italia 2020 stage 10

Slovakian was the final breakaway rider standing in a brutal stage at the Giro d'Italia

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Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) took a long-awaited first victory of the season at the Giro d'Italia, soloing to the win on stage 10 after going in the day's breakaway.

The three-time world champion fought hard to be part of the early break on a stage full of steep climbing, and was left with just Ben Swift (Ineos) for company in the final 20km of the stage.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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