'I don't care about victories, it's more about show': Peter Sagan explains extraordinary chase at Tirreno-Adriatico

Second place once again Sagan, but Slovak pleased not to crash

Peter Sagan on stage two of Tirreno-Adriatico

(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Peter Sagan may have finished second three times this week in Tirreno-Adriatico, including after an acrobatic chase-back in today's stage six to Fano, but says that he is not bothered by his lack of wins at that cycling is more about the show than the victory.

The world champion narrowly avoided falling when Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) crashed at 7.5km from the finish. However, he had to change wheels and chase back – which included a curb bunny hop – before having a chance to sprint. He pushed Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) to the finish line but could not pass him for the victory along Italy's east coast.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.