SAGAN, SAGAN AND ... SAGAN! Three out of four at the Tour de Suisse
Impressive hat-trick for Liquigas-Cannondale’s Slovakian champion
Peter Sagan’s hunger for victory is insatiable. Liquigas-Cannondale’s Slovakian champion scored his third win by outsprinting Rojas and Albasini in today’s fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse (189 km from Aarberg to Trimbach). An incredible record, especially when you consider his recent performance in the Tour of California: Sagan has won 8 out of 12 stages in these two races. In addition to rejoicing at yet another win by the 22-year-old Slovak, Liquigas-Cannondale can also celebrate the superb performance by Moreno Moser, who played a key role in today’s victory.
«I don’t know how it would have gone without the super work done by Moreno, » said Sagan «He shut down every attack at the end of the race, letting me do the sprint I wanted: big thanks to Moreno and I hope I can return the favour soon. At the start I didn’t know quite what to expect from today’s race. The weather and the pace of the race made for a tight stage that was difficult to manage. I tried to save as much energy as possible hoping for a small bunch finish. The final sprint wasn’t easy to set up because there wasn’t a proper train. Holding onto to the first positions was crucial, and then I took my chance when Burghardt jumped and accelerated so no one could catch me. This is a happy period as everything I try works out alright. I know it won’t always be like this so I’ll capitalise on every opportunity while I can. »
With his eleventh win of the season (no. 24 for Liquigas-Cannondale), Sagan still leads the points classification.