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The UCI World Road Champion, Peter Sagan (Slovakia) had given the Olympic Road Race a pass so he could race the Men's Mountain Bike race on the last day of the Olympic Games. Since Sagan has been busy on the roads of Europe (and the rest of the world) he was ranked nearly dead last in the UCI Mountain Bike Association. Given that he started in the very last position as the event got underway. No matter, Sagan was quickly amongst the leaders, in fact he was third wheel on the first lap. Sagan is known for his bike handling skills on the road, but he is a former Junior Mountain Bike World Champion. The Slovak was chasing down through a twisting descent with Victor Koretzky (France).