Sagan Takes His First Win of the Season at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne


Kuurne, February 27 (TASR) – Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the 69th edition of the cycling classic Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.

Sagan proved to be the fastest of a five-man group in the final 200 metres, out-sprinting the defending Belgian Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) and Britain’s Luke Rowe (Sky).

“I thank the whole team for their support, they all did a great job. It was important that I was at the front when the race was breaking and I made it to the group of first five riders. I accelerated quite soon; however, it was a short sprint,” the 27-year-old world champion said in his first interview after the race.

Beaten at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad by the reigning Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet, Sagan rebounded at Kuurne to record the 90th win of his career and the first since his victory at the world championships in Doha, Qatar.