Peter Sagan takes 'surprise' Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec win

World champion Peter Sagan's stellar season continues with WorldTour win in Canada

Peter Sagan wins GP de Quebec 2016. Photo by Jonathan Devich/Getty Images

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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec in Canada on Friday, sprinting out of a reduced bunch to take another WorldTour victory.

The world champion and current WorldTour ranking leader took the victory ahead of Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) in second and Anthony Roux (FDJ) in third. Sagan said after the race that he had not felt good during the event, and was surprised to win - his first victory since returning to the road after contesting the Rio 2016 mountain bike event.

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