Peter Sagan ‘went all out for this win’ but misses by millimetres in Giro d’Italia sprint

Sagan has moved into the points jersey lead with another near miss 

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Peter Sagan said he “went all out for this win” as he missed out on a Giro d’Italia stage win by millimetres.

Sagan and his Bora-Hansgrohe team set the pace throughout the day to distance his rival sprinters on stage two, as the peloton tackled the 12km-long Portella Mandrazzi climb mid-way through the course.

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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.