Sagan Proves His Form with Intelligent Wevelgem Win

Burghardt celebrates in the background as Peter Sagan takes his first Classic win of the season.

So he’s not gone completely then... Elia Viviani continued his rise and rise over the last year by winning the sprint to the line in Wevelgem, having gone clear thirty kilometres from the end of the Belgian classic accompanied by three team mates and a medium-sized group of hardmen and sprinters. His Quickstep team were clearly laser-focused on towing him to the three-hundred-metre mark, and their hard work paid off, as Viviani sprinted from the front to take a deserved win. That’s the script the men in the Quickstep team car would have wanted me to end up writing today, but this is cycling, and things don’t always go to plan. Yes, Quickstep were laser-focused, and maybe Viviani did have the quickest sprint in the front group, but back luck rode alongside him as he entered Wevelgem. On his other side was Matteo Trentin, who served to keep him thoroughly ...

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