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Sagan confident of form despite missing out in San Remo

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Peter Sagan on the move in the closing kilometres.

Peter Sagan on the move in the closing kilometres. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Geraint Thomas and Peter Sagan chase Greg Van Avermaet,

Geraint Thomas and Peter Sagan chase Greg Van Avermaet, (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff Saxo)

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff Saxo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff Saxo)

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff Saxo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Peter Sagan marks Geraint Thomas.

Peter Sagan marks Geraint Thomas. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) comes out on top in Milan-San Remo

John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) comes out on top in Milan-San Remo (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) was understandably disappointed after he missed out on victory, and a podium, at Milan-San Remo on Sunday. The Slovakian jumped out of the slipstream of John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) in the final 50 metres but didn’t have the legs to overtake the German, who went on to win. Sagan eventually faded to fourth.

Following the requisite trip to anti-doping Sagan headed straight to the team bus, where he stayed until it reached the team hotel. While he said that he was not up to talking to Cyclingnews after the race, he did speak to his team later that evening. In a press release issued by Tinkoff-Saxo, he said that bad positioning denied him a shot at the win.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.