Peter Sagan says he definitely mis-read Yorkshire Worlds road race

The three-time world champion missed out on sealing a fourth record-breaking title

Peter Sagan finishes the men's road race at the Yorkshire World Championships (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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A mis-calculation cost Peter Sagan a chance to win a record fourth World Championships title in Yorkshire on Sunday.

The Slovakian, already winner in 2015, 2016 and 2017, saw Italian Matteo Trentin and Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel ride clear, but instead gambled and waited.

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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.