Slovak celebrates first Classics win in style, following up one-handed wheelie with a nicely controlled slide

Peter Sagan made history on Sunday at Gent-Wevelgem – the Slovak’s victory is not only the first of what will surely by many Classics wins, but also the first achieved by a rider born in the 1990s. Here’s a nice video from Cannondale giving an insider’s view of the day – you may have seen Sagan’s one handed wheelie victory salute, but look out for that slide towards the battery of finish-line photographers at the end. Classy stuff.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.