Watch: Peter Sagan’s amazing descent of the Col de Manse

Peter Sagan used all of his remarkable bike handling skills to bomb down the Col de Manse on stage 16 of the Tour de France

It may have been another second place finish from Peter Sagan, but the Slovak certainly gave his best effort to catch winner Ruben Plaza on the descent of the Col de Manse.

The speedy downhill section is notoriously difficult, with a number of famous Tour moments coming on its twisting corners.

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Indeed, on the corner where Lance Armstrong was forced to ride across a field after Joseba Beloki crashed Sagan had his hairiest moment, almost clipping the toes of Cycling Weekly’s Dr Hutch as he took the corner wide.

Other than that one slip, Sagan was at his remarkable best as he bombed down the road, using all of his mountain biking experience to get to the bottom as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, the Tinkoff-Saxo rider was just too far behind Plaza to beat the Spaniard to the line, but nevertheless he was happy with his fifth second-place finish of this Tour de France.
Watch highlights from stage 16 of the Tour de France