E3 BinckBank Classic - Peter Sagan: I could feel that my form still hadn't reached its full potential
Mar 30 2019 02:28 am CET

E3 BinckBank Classic - Peter Sagan: I could feel that my form still hadn't reached its full potential
E3 BinckBank Classic - Peter Sagan: I could feel that my form still hadn't reached its full potential
Peter Sagan (c)Bora-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Bora-hangrohe's Peter Sagan finished the E3 BinckBank Classic in the 17th position, crossing the finish line at one minute and 42 seconds from winner Zdenek Stybar.

The former World Champion was in a good position throughout most of the race. He stayed in the same group with favourites like Greg Van Avermaet, Wout van Aert and Zdenek Stybar but when the decisive move was made, the rider couldn't keep up with the group due to a mechanical problem that left him without options for the finale.

"The first part of the race unfolded the way we had expected and planned," Sagan commented. "There was a small breakaway that didn't pose any threat and we knew I had to be in the front, ready for the attacks. The entire team did an excellent job controlling the race.

"However, I could feel that my form still hadn't reached its full potential and that I hadn't fully recovered. Then, after the final feed zone, I felt that something had hit my rear derailleur. I'm not sure what it was but it wasn't working correctly. I rode for about 10km with that issue and by the time the mechanic fixed it, it was too late to close the gap to the front group."






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