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 ...

Read on Podium Cafe


More Like This

Card image cap

Preview: Your guide to the 2018 Tour of Flanders

View
Card image cap

Peter Sagan wins Gent-Wevelgem

View
Card image cap

Three things: Takeaways from Wevelgem weekend

View
Card image cap

Preview: Your guide to the 2018 Tour of Flanders

View
Card image cap

Gilbert and the Wolf Pack Conquer Paris-Roubaix

View
Card image cap

The Podium Cafe Ronde Rankings

View
Card image cap

Trentin relishes 'crazy, old school' Gent-Wevelgem

View
Card image cap

Alaphilippe Wins Milan San Remo

View
Card image cap

E3 BinckBank Classic Preview

View
Card image cap

Top 10 for Trentin after trying his luck in closing stages of Milan-San Remo

View