International Cycling

Sagan wins first stage since TDF expulsion

2017-07-29 18:55
Peter Sagan (Twitter)

Krakow - World road race champion Peter Sagan edged a bunch sprint to win the first stage of the Tour of Poland in Krakow on Saturday, his first outing since being kicked off the Tour de France.

The Slovak was expelled from the Tour on the fifth stage after his elbow knocked British sprinter Mark Cavendish to the tarmac in a high-speed bunch finish.

On Saturday, there was a mass fall in the peloton with 100m to go but this time Sagan played no part in the accident.

Sporting a new military-style buzz haircut, 27-year-old Sagan burst clear of Australia's Orica rider Caleb Ewan in the last stretch while Sky's Dutch sprinter Danny Van Poppel was a third, three lengths back.

The Tour of Poland runs from July 29th to August 4.

Read more on:    tour of poland  |  peter sagan  |  cycling
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.