Peter Sagan returns to Paris-Roubaix

Posted: December 22, 2013 by kirisyko in Bike, Road cycling
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Peter Sagan wins Ghent-Wevelgem 2013

Peter Sagan wins Ghent-Wevelgem 2013

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) will return to race Paris-Roubaix in 2014 after skipping the last two years. As a junior, he place second to Brit Andy Fenn.

“The first time I raced it as professional in 2010 I didn’t arrive in Roubaix and one year later I finished the race in the gruppetto faraway from the leaders,” he said in a team statement. “It’s a race in which it’s important to have experience and luck, as well as to have a feel for it. Riders such as Cancellara and Boonen, for example, are specialist for Roubaix and they have a lot of experience, much more than me. I can only ensure that I’ll give hundred per cent to have the best result I can.”

The 23-year-old Slovak placed second in Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Flanders this year. He said that they are his goals, along with a third green jersey at the Tour de France. He did not mention the Ardennes Classics but he may skip them since he is adding Roubaix to his schedule.

“It’s clear, he has to make a decision,” team sports director, Alberto Volpi told Cycle Sport this spring. “You can’t ask a tractor to plough through the pavé and run like a Formula 1 car in the Ardennes.”



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