Peter Sagan: 'I thought this Tirreno stage was too hard for me'

Sagan admitted he didn't enjoy the stage as he managed to beat the climbers on a tough day at Tirreno-Adriatico

Peter Sagan wins stage five of Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) says that he thought the stage to Fermo in central Italy today was going to be too hard with its ramps of 22 per cent and uphill finish.

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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.