Peter Sagan beats Mark Cavendish to the line to win road race world title

First-placed Peter Sagan of Slovakia celebrates as he wins Men Elite Road Race in the UCI Road World Championships 2016, in Doha

Peter Sagan beat Mark Cavendish to the line to win the men’s road race at the cycling world championships in Doha on Sunday.

Entering the final two kilometres, Tom Leezer of the Netherlands attacked from a group of around 20 riders but he was caught with 200m to go and the sprinters took over.

Cavendish was led into the finish by fellow Briton Adam Blythe and attacked the leading three riders around their left, but Sagan approached on the right at the same moment and stretched away to win by a bike’s length.

Cavendish slammed his handlebars in frustration as he watched Sagan celebrate the second world title of his career.

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