World Championships: Peter Sagan claims second world title in 'lottery' sprint

Peter Sagan is in his rainbow jersey again and all is right with the World Championships? Not by a long shot, but after a week where the indelible images were of young men and women stricken by the effects of racing in extreme heat, or of a finishing circuit eerily bereft of spectators, the UCI will feel they caught a break when the cycling's most marketable athlete won its showpiece event in Doha.

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