The 28-year-old wasn’t perturbed when a number of Quick-Step Floors riders hit the deck right in front of him, instead he kept calm and rode on through unclipping briefly before resuming his ride.
Stage six of the race saw sprinters battle it out from Numana to Fano and Sagan wasn’t going to let a crash jeopardise his chances of nabbing his maiden victory at the race this year.
Salvando lo insalvable. pic.twitter.com/dus9ctl1Cn
— cronoescalada.com (@cronoescalada) 12 March 2018
Unfortunately for the Slovakian his best efforts in the finishing stretch were thwarted by Marcel Kittel who recorded his second win of the year after beating Sagan into second on the opening stage in Follonica.
Sagan’s best efforts at staying on the bike clearly haven’t resulted in wins though with Monday’s second place being the third of the race following a second place behind Adam Yates on stage five.
With the final stage on Tuesday being a time trial, Sagan will be disappointed to come away from the race without a win as he’d hoped to go into the season’s first monument, Milan-San Remo, on form.
One thing’s for certain, if there’s a crash Sagan will be the most likely to stay up.