World Cycling Championships 2015 Richmond: Peter Sagan World Champion!
Peter Sagan attacks on the last cobbled climb with 4 kilometres and he solos to the rainbow bands. Matthews is second, Navardauskas third. (Slideshow route/profile)
Results World Championships 2015 Richmond
1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.03
3. Ramunas Navardauskas (lit) s.t.
4. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
5. Alejandro Valverde (spa) s.t.
6. Simon Gerrans (aus) s.t.
7. Tony Gallopin (fra) s.t.
8. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) s.t.
9. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
10. Philippe Gilbert (bel) s.t.
Conor Dunne attacks straight away. The tall Irishman is accompanied by four riders: Serge Sergent, Ivan Stevic, André Khripta and Sung Baek Park, while Benjamin King bridge the gap along with Serghei Tvetcov and Carlos Eduardo Alzate. They race to a maximum advantage of 5 minutes
The Dutch squad leads the pack and with six rounds left an elite-group with Gilbert, Gesink and Purito escape. They catch the front group in no time, but the break doesn’t last.
With five rounds to go Guillaume Boivin and Jarlinson Pantano escape with Taylor Phinney and Kanstаntsin Siutsou joining. The cobbles are too much for Pantano and the Colombian is dropped, while the other three race to a 2 minutes advantage.
With three round left the trio upfront enjoys a 1 minute lead and at the foot of Libby Hill the break is history. At 23rd Street Ian Stannard breaks clear and Bauke Mollema, Tom Boonen, Elia Viviani, Andrey Amador, Daniel Moreno and Michal Kwiatkowski bridge the gap. But they are caught when the bell rings.
Siutsou and Farrar are next to try. But to nu avail as they are caught with 5 km’s left.
At the foot of Libby Hill Stybar attacks, but it is at the next cobbled climb the new World Champion leaves. Peter Sagan powers to the rainbow jersey. Marvelous cycling, great winner!
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