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Article / 18 May 2015 at 9:55 GMT

#TradeLikeAPro: Peter Sagan crowned 'King of California'

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Tinkoff-Saxo’s team leader Peter Sagan has secured overall victory at Amgen Tour of California after a sprint finale worth a Hollywood drama. Finishing third by a few inches was enough to secure the bonus seconds needed to regain the top spot. “At first I didn't believe it”, says Peter, who takes the biggest GC-win of his career. 

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Peter Sagan doing wheelies of joy

Before the stage, Peter Sagan had to finish at least third and ahead of leader Julian Alaphilippe to surpass him in the GC. Equally, Sagan had to try to make up time in the intermediate sprints and avoid losing seconds to Alaphilippe. Five meters before the finish line he was fourth, but throwing his bike forward in the last moment, he gained the millimeters on sprinter Tyler Farrar needed to conquer the sunshine state. 

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Peter Sagan in top spot

“I’m very happy, and I want to pay a big thanks to all my teammates for doing an incredible job. We lost two riders on the third stage, as Michael Kolar had allergy while Maciej Bodnar suffered a bad crash. I’m very happy and relieved as it was so close right until the end. I never would have thought that I could have won the GC, when I started the race so it’s also a surprise for me”, says Peter Sagan.

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Solid team effort helped secure the overall win!

The race finale was affected by multiple attacks and a dedicated effort from Etixx-Quickstep to secure Alaphilippe’s position. After having received the yellow jersey on the final podium of Amgen Tour of California 2015, Sagan adds that the finale was all or nothing.

“I didn’t have any further strategy in the final sprint, and I just had to go for it, it’s not just Tinkoff-Saxo and Etixx-Quikstep as there were many others trying to get a result and we had to pay attention to many factors and teams today in order for us to secure this win."


A heartfelt congratulations on the victory to Peter Sagan and Tinkoff-Saxo.
The TradingFloor.com Team

Source: Tinkoff-saxo.com, Bettiniphoto.net, Twitter.com, Saxo Bank A/S. 

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