Sagan returns to win in Tour de Romandie after 11 years

Peter Sagan winning stage 1 in the 2010 and 2021 Tour de Romandie
Peter Sagan winning stage 1 in the 2010 and 2021 Tour de Romandie (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) returned to the Tour de Romandie for the first time since 2010 and on Wednesday won the first road stage, duplicating one of the first successes of his WorldTour career.

In 2010, Sagan was racing with the Liquigas team and was just 20 years old but had already made a splash in his first professional season with two stage wins in Paris-Nice when he made his Tour de Romandie debut. He took second in the prologue to Italian specialist Marco Pinotti and hauled himself over three difficult climbs to get to the finish in Fleurier, where he out-paced Francesco Gavazzi and took the overall race lead.

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