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Sagan and Cancellara show us how pros do bike handling

  • By Caley Fretz
  • Published Mar. 19, 2016
  • Updated Mar. 21, 2016 at 5:59 PM EDT
Peter Sagan and Fabian Cancellara both went full drift to avoid Fernando Gaviria's crash.

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Fabian Cancellara (Trek – Segafredo) proved in the final moments of Milano-Sanremo why they’re pros and we’re not. Both went full counter-steer drift to avoid a crash just before the sprint. It was a high-speed moment that could have ended the spring hopes of both riders just weeks before the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, but lightning-quick reflexes and impressive bike handling skills kept both upright.

Fernando Gaviria (Etixx – Quick-Step) later took responsibility for the crash. The young sprinter was perfectly positioned for the finale, and was in tears as he crossed the finish line. There’s always next year, Fernando, and the year after that, and the year after that. You’re only 21.

Now check it out in slow-mo, and keep an eye on Cancellara’s rear wheel.

FILED UNDER: News / Road

Caley Fretz

Caley Fretz

Senior Editor Caley Fretz can be found chasing races along the backroads of Europe or testing bikes and gear in the mountains outside Boulder, Colorado. If you can't find him there, check the coffee shop across from VN World Headquarters.

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