Video: The winning sprint that says Peter Sagan is back to his best

Posted on: June 17th, 2019
Peter Sagan, top of photo shouldering John Degenkolb off his team mate’s wheel, demolished the sprint in a style we hadn’t seen from him this year

Peter Sagan looks back to his old self after a dominant stage victory at Tour de Suisse today.

While it wasn’t his first victory of the year, Sagan has looked off his best since the start of the season.

However, his effort today that took him to victory in Murten after 162.3km had a ‘back in business’ look about it.

He nudged John Degenkolb of his Trek-Segafredo team mate’s wheel before sprint hard for the line on the uphill cobbled finishing straight for a very clear victory.

In the uphill sprint Sagan put out an average of 1,230 watts for 13 seconds, maxing out at 1,500 watts with a highest speed of 44.5km per hour.

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) was consigned to 2nd place, with Degenkolb finishing 3rd.

The result was enough to see Sagan take the yellow jersey from Viviani’s team mate Kasper Asgreen.

Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb) is the sole Irish rider in the race and is looking in good shape.

He finished 34th today on a day when 116 riders finished in the same time as the stage winner.

Roche was in the 60-rider bunch yesterday and was 34th in Saturday’s opening TT.

He now sits in 19th place overall at 34 seconds with six stages to come; Thursday’s stage 6 the first big climbing test.

Peter Sagan win Tour de Suisse

On-board highlights from Tour de Suisse stage 3