Peter Sagan returns to win as he is fastest in Tour de Suisse bunch sprint

Peter Sagan has returned to the top step of a bike race as he stormed to the stage win on the third day of the Tour de Suisse. The Slovakian champion has had a very complicated year, but has broken the ice today by winning the bunch sprint.

It was a day that was highly dangerous for a breakaway, however in the peloton there was a lot of interest in chasing down things into a bunch sprint. Mathias Reutimann (Swiss national team), Quinn Simmons (Trek - Segafredo), Joey Rosskopf (Human Powered Health), Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal), Manuel Boaro (Astana Qazaqstan Team) and Stefan Bissegger went up the road.

The gap was kept in control by TotalEnergies and Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux, with the breakaway breaking to pieces with the hard pace and heat that affected the riders throughout the day. In the final kilometers the attacks started, and with 33 kilometers to go Bissegger went solo after the hardest sections of the day.

The Swiss was a major threat, racing at home and solo. However, fatigue from the day has seen him suffer, and the job in the peloton brought him back inside the final 10 kilometers. A crash with 4 kilometers to go saw Max Schachmann and Domenico Pozzovivo involved and loosing time.

The finale was tense, with Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux heaving the leadout set up perfectly, however when Peter Sagan jumped first into the sprint he had the speed to stay ahead in the final sprint. He beat Bryan Coquard who flew into second place and Alexander Kristoff.

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