Peter Sagan: 'I am not like I was in the Tour of Flanders three years ago'

The three-time world champion's condition is improving after he fell ill last month

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) has admitted something is missing in his Classics campaign after failing to win the Tour of Flanders yesterday, and that he is not the same as when he won the race in 2016.

Sagan placed 11th, finishing in a select chase group after Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First) won the race following a solo attack. Sagan began to fade on the Oude Kwaremont alongside Zdenek Štybar (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), but managed to stay in the 15-strong group of favourites and attacked in the flats after the final Paterberg climb. But the Sagan magic was missing.

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