Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) played down any pressure and expectation 24 hours before Milan-San Remo, suggesting that he was actually looking forward to the long day in the saddle and that again missing out on victory in the Italian Monument would not be a problem.
Sagan has twice finished second in the Via Roma, in 2013 and 2017, and has yet to add La Classicissima to his rich palmares. But he shrugged any suggestion he was some how under pressure.
“Maybe for somebody it’s a problem. But well, I think in general, in the world, we have much bigger problems than winning or losing a race,” Sagan said, suggesting patience is a virtue when it comes to winning Milan-San Remo.
“Milan-San Remo is a special race, perhaps you need to wait to win it. Maybe it’s not this year, then you have to try next year, and if it’s not next year… It’s like the World Championships; you have to wait for your year.
“I was already twice in San Remo where I thought I’m going to win for sure. You see how special this race is?” He asked.
Rather than gaining experience and learning the secrets of the Poggio, Sagan believes it’s simply a matter of waiting for your turn to come up, a matter of cycling destiny.
Enjoying the seven-hour rider to San Remo
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