Peter Sagan back in the mix with first win of 2021 at Volta a Catalunya

Volta a Catalunya
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A perfectly timed final acceleration in the highly technical stage 6 finale of the Volta a Catalunya enabled Peter Sagan to claim his first win of the season and Bora-Hansgrohe’s second in as many days at the race.

Sagan’s lengthy victory drought in 2019 and 2020, which lasted for 15 months in total, came to an end with his spectacular victory in Tortoreto on stage 10 of last October’s Giro d’Italia.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.