• Another race, another win by Peter Sagan. (Bettiniphoto / UEC)Source: Bettiniphoto / UEC
World champion Peter Sagan and Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen both claimed titles at the first ever European Road Championships held in Plumelec, France.
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Cycling Central

19 Sep 2016 - 8:50 AM 

The 236km men's race took place on a 17 lap,13.7 kilometres circuit, and included a run over the Côte de Cadoudal.

Racing in national colours, Sagan (SVK) won ahead of Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) and Daniel Moreno (ESP) after a regulation four-man break was brought back and a series of late attacks were blunted by the speed of the eventual podium finishers.

“I waited until I felt the timing was right to attack and take my chance, although it wouldn't have been possible without the dedicated work of all my Slovak team-mates."

In the women’s race the title went to Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen who beat Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) and Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) in a tight sprint finish.