Peter Sagan says fourth consecutive world title 'not impossible' despite mountainous 2018 course

The three-time world champion says he can win a fourth in 2018 despite 4,700m of climbing on the Innsbruck course

Peter Sagan at the 2017 World Championships road race in Bergen, Norway (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) considers a fourth world title "not impossible" in 2018 despite 4,670 metres of climbing around Innsbruck, Austria.

The local organiser released the Alpine course last week, which includes the Igls climb to 1,039 metres every lap and the Gramartboden with 25 per cent on the final long lap.

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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.