Gent-Wevelgem - Peter Sagan: I didn't have the legs to go for the bunch sprint
Apr 01 2019 06:06 am CET

Gent-Wevelgem - Peter Sagan: I didn't have the legs to go for the bunch sprint
Gent-Wevelgem - Peter Sagan: I didn't have the legs to go for the bunch sprint
Peter Sagan (c)Bora-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Bora-hansgrohe's Peter Sagan spend most of Gent-Wevelgem riding in front but he didn't have the legs to take part in the final sprint.

The Belgian classic was ridden very fast and that added to the strong wind and the challenging course, made it a very hard race. The champion of the 2018 edition of the competition was aware of all the movements and made sure to be part of the front group at all times, but the challenges of the course took the energy he would need for the final moments.

"It was a beautiful and exciting Gent-Wevelgem but a very hard one!" commented the Slovakian national champion. "We were going over 50km/h in the first two hours and when the strong winds created splits, I decided to take the opportunity and jump in the big break, together with Pascal and Rudi.

"They did a great job, worked hard and when we were left just four of us in the group, I gave my best to help stay ahead of the peloton. It wasn't possible and in the finale, I didn't have the legs to go for the bunch sprint."

Sagan finished in the 32nd position of the race, crossing the line at 13 seconds from the winner Alexander Kristoff.







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