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Videos: A very relaxed Peter Sagan - on and off the bike

World champ pulls wheelies and more on Scheldeprijs training ride

Peter Sagan has a new-found spring in his step after his wins at Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders – and he certainly seems in a very relaxed mood in this video from a training ride yesterday ahead of today’s Scheldeprijs as he pulls wheelies and generally has a lot of fun on the bike.

Victory at Gent-Wevelgem lifted any talk of the world champion being a victim of the curse of the rainbow jersey, while Sunday’s win at Flanders ended any arguments about whether he would ever win a Monument.

The Slovak rider has ridden Paris-Roubaix three times – he finished 86th on his debut in 2011 and in 23rd place last year, with his best result being the 6th he achieved in 2014.

That hasn’t stopped the bookies from installing him as joint favourite alongside Trek-Segafredo’s Fabian Cancellara, three times a winner at Paris-Roubaix and riding the race for the final time as he seeks his eighth and final victory in a Monument.

The team also tweeted a video showing how Sagan relaxed after winning what many believe to be the biggest one-day race in the sport on Sunday – by taking his remote-controlled car for a spin. He’s not too bad at tricks with that either.

 

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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