Peter Sagan trying to get back up to speed at Tirreno-Adriatico

Peter Sagan returned to racing at Tirreno-Adriatico
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

These days, the headlines seem to be all for Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert, but Peter Sagan quietly got his 2021 season underway at Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday, placing 11th in the bunch sprint at Lido di Camaiore.

The winner, almost inevitably, was Van Aert, and Sagan didn’t need that visual prompt to remind him that he has much ground to recoup after the start of his season was delayed by his COVID-19 diagnosis last month.

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