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Peter Sagan talks to riders before the start of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California.

Peter Sagan talks to riders before the start of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan wheelies over a mud puddle during the Sagan Fondo

Peter Sagan wheelies over a mud puddle during the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan rides next to his brother and teammate Juraj Sagan during the Sagan Fondo

Peter Sagan rides next to his brother and teammate Juraj Sagan during the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan crosses a river during the Sagan Fondo

Peter Sagan crosses a river during the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Daniel Oss crosses a river during the Sagan Fondo

Daniel Oss crosses a river during the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan leads riders from the start line of the Sagan Fondo

Peter Sagan leads riders from the start line of the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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A huge crowd of riders leaves the start line of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California.

A huge crowd of riders leaves the start line of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan rides at the front of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018, in Truckee, California.

Peter Sagan rides at the front of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018, in Truckee, California. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Riders navigate the dusty roads of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California.

Riders navigate the dusty roads of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan at the front of a lead group during the Sagan Fonodo

Peter Sagan at the front of a lead group during the Sagan Fonodo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan wheelies as he crosses the finish line of the Sagan Fondo

Peter Sagan wheelies as he crosses the finish line of the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Canadian Geoff Kabush (Yeti-Maxxis) took first place overall at the Sagan Fondo, with Jonathan Baker (Toucshstone Climbing) in second and Robert Anatelli (Mike's Bikes) in third

Canadian Geoff Kabush (Yeti-Maxxis) took first place overall at the Sagan Fondo, with Jonathan Baker (Toucshstone Climbing) in second and Robert Anatelli (Mike's Bikes) in third (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan talks to riders before the start of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California

Peter Sagan talks to riders before the start of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan at a rest stop during the Sagan Fondo

Peter Sagan at a rest stop during the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Daniel Oss chases teammate Juraj Sagan during the Sagan Fondo

Daniel Oss chases teammate Juraj Sagan during the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Geoff Kabush and Katarina Nash have a laugh on the start line of the Sagan Fondo

Geoff Kabush and Katarina Nash have a laugh on the start line of the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Bora-Hansgrohe's Daniel Oss waits on the start line of the Sagan Fondo

Bora-Hansgrohe's Daniel Oss waits on the start line of the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan and Daniel Oss get ready to start the Sagan Fondo

Peter Sagan and Daniel Oss get ready to start the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter's brother Juraj Sagan was on hand for the gravel fondo

Peter's brother Juraj Sagan was on hand for the gravel fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan leads the pack at the start of the Sagan fondo

Peter Sagan leads the pack at the start of the Sagan fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Riders head out on course for the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California

Riders head out on course for the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Katerina Nash, a local to the area, takes part in the Sagan fondo

Katerina Nash, a local to the area, takes part in the Sagan fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Riders cross a wooden bridge on the dirt roads of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018

Riders cross a wooden bridge on the dirt roads of the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Peter Sagan leads a group on a dirt climb during the Sagan Fondo

Peter Sagan leads a group on a dirt climb during the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Geoff Kabush nears the top of today's big climb during the Sagan Fondo

Geoff Kabush nears the top of today's big climb during the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Levi Leipheimer of the USA climbs during the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California.

Levi Leipheimer of the USA climbs during the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Juraj Sagan leads teammate Daniel Oss of Italy during the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California.

Juraj Sagan leads teammate Daniel Oss of Italy during the Sagan Fondo on May 5, 2018 in Truckee, California. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Former pro Levi Leipheimer gives a thumbs up before the start of the Sagan Fondo

Former pro Levi Leipheimer gives a thumbs up before the start of the Sagan Fondo (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)

With the Tour of California less than a week away, world champion Peter Sagan made his way to the Golden State for a gravel gran fondo in Truckee on May 5. The Sagan Fondo in Truckee featured 60 percent dirt, 40 per cent pavement and a few other obstacles, like stream and bridge crossings, thrown in for fun. A second road Sagan Fondo is scheduled for November 3, with the host city yet to be announced. 

The world champion was joined by a large group of fans as wells as his brother Juraj Sagan and the pair's Bora-Hansgrohe teammate Daniel Oss. Also on the start line taking in the day of gravel were former road pro Levi Leipheimer along with cycle-cross and mountain bike stars Katerina Nash (Clif Bar Team) and Geoff Kabush (Yeti-Maxxis), who "won" the day.

The Amgen Tour of California starts Sunday in Long Beach with a 134.5km circuit race. Cyclingnews will cover the race with live reports, video highlights, photos, news reports and feature articles.

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