Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) provided nail-biting bumpy excitement at Paris-Roubaix and became the first rider in 37 years to win Paris-Roubaix in the World Champion’s rainbow jersey.
“This is amazing. I have to say that this year, I was never involved in a crash, I never flat tired, I saved energy and then just did one step forward; I attacked. I kept going until the finish.” said Sagan.
“I am very happy. I have to say thank you to all my teammates because they did a great job. They kept the group all together from the start. I did my winning move with 50km to go and I’m very happy to come first. It’s an amazing feeling.” continued Sagan.
The world champion attacked from a group of favourites with 54km remaining and never looked back. After eliminating the early break, only Silvan Dillier (AG2R la Mondiale) was the only rider who stuck by Sagan’s wheel over the bone-rattling cobbles till the final kilometer.
In the final lap of the velodrome, Sagan showed his might and sprinted to seal his second Monument win, and also ended Quick-Step’s domination of the Spring Classics.
Dillier’s classy ride earned him second place, and former winner Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors) completed the podium. Last year’s winner, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) settled for fourth.
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