Peter Sagan 'needs rest' and will ride reduced late season race programme

The Slovak will ride only a few one-day races before aiming to peak for the Worlds in Yorkshire

Peter Sagan at the Tour de France 2019 (Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)

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Peter Sagan will ride a reduced racing programme for the rest of the 2019 season, focusing on the World Championships in Yorkshire after needing rest following a seventh green jersey victory at the Tour de France 2019.

Before Yorkshire, the Bora-Hansgrohe sprinter will ride a handful of one-day races, when in previous years he has ridden the Vuelta a España and the BinckBank Tour in the autumn.

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