Peter Sagan puts difficult spring behind him with Tour de France stage victory

The three-time world champion rode through the spring empty handed, but already has a victory at the Tour

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the Tour de France's fifth stage on Wednesday in Colmar, which is helping him forget about what had been a difficult spring

The three-time world champion fell sick early in the spring. It partly affected him as he raced from Milan-San Remo through to La Flèche Wallonne – going home empty handed.

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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.