|Sagan! Right behind Gaveria when Gaveria went down 8 km to go. Missed him but according ot Cycling news, got a bike change. Finished 2nd behind Kittel!
Getting back on after a bike change when Q-S is driving for the sprint in 5 miles!, then being able to almost catch Kittel? Crazy.
Has there ever been a rider with more tools in his bag in the closing miles of a race?
Edit: I just read Velonews. Sagan locked up his wheels avoiding Gaveria and did indeed get a bike or wheel change. Then
"After catching the back of the bunch, Sagan
weaved through traffic, at one point pulling off an unbelievable
inside-line maneuver on a roundabout, hopping curbs and slotting into
the top 10.
Around the final right-hand bend, a slight gap opened up in the
sprint, and Kittel was forced to open up the throttle. Sagan was right
on his wheel and made a late acceleration on the left side, but he
couldn’t overcome the German speedster in the lunge to the line."
(from http://www.velonews.com/2018/03/race-report/tirreno-adriatico-stage-6-kittel-wins-ahead-remarkable-sagan_459516#bKcJLVKMXysLD5Sg.99 )