BERGEN, Norway (AP) Peter Sagan of Slovakia became the first man to win three straight world road race titles on Sunday after holding off Norwegian Alexander Kristoff in a sprint finish on Sunday.
Sagan was unnoticed during most of the 267.5-kilometer (166-mile) race. He perfectly timed his final effort, powering to the front in the final straight at the road world championships.
Australia’s Michael Matthews was third.
Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe tried to go for a solo win in the final 10 kilometers after a sudden acceleration on the final climb of Salmon Hill. He was joined by Gianni Moscon of Italy but the pair was ultimately reined in.Read more at foxsports.com