Peter Sagan wins so many races because the standard of other riders has dropped, claims Oscar Freire

Freire says his fellow three-time world champion faces easier competition

Peter Sagan and Oscar Freire are both three-time world champions

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Peter Sagan's dominance of many races is down to the low standard of riders in the current professional peloton, according to three-time world champion Oscar Freire.

Freire, who also won Milan-San Remo and the points classification at the Tour de France in a professional career that stretched from 1998 to 2012, said that the number of wins that Sagan is able to take would not have been possible in the past when he would have faced stiffer opposition.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.