Sunday, March 24, 2013

Peter Sagan: Classic Victory in Gent Wevelgem






Peter Sagan rode away from a disorganized group to win his first classic, Gent-Wevelgem. It was to be for the young prodigy taking care of business his way. The Terminator redeemed himself from his seconds of Strade Bianche, Milan SanRemo and E3 Harelbeke - to make a cold Belgium day his own.

I was eagerly waiting for Sagan to win his first classic just because he is so suited to the one-day races. He is suited to the weather, distances ...and the cobbles.


"I've been waiting to win one of the big northern classic races, which I rate the best of all and which really inspire me as they are made for riders like me. This race might not be on the same level as the Milano-Sanremo or the Paris-Roubaix but all the same it's my first major win in a classic and I'm very proud of it."


And whilst his finish line theatrics are frowned upon by Cancellara, who abandoned at the feed zone -he made me smile ... because Peter Sagan was Wheelie Good!









RankNameNationalityTeamResult
1Peter SAGANSVKCAN4:29:10
2Borut BOZICSLOAST+23
3Greg VAN AVERMAETBELBMC+23
4Heinrich HAUSSLERAUSIAM+23
5Juan Antonio FLECHA GIANNONIESPVCD+23
6Matthieu LADAGNOUSFRAFDJ+23
7Bernhard EISELAUTSKY+23
8Stijn VANDENBERGHBELOPQ+24
9Yaroslav POPOVYCHUKRRLT+24
10Andrey AMADOR BAKKAZAKOVACRCMOV+24
11André GREIPELGERLTB+40
12Arnaud DEMAREFRAFDJ+40
13Matti BRESCHELDENTST+40
14Alexander KRISTOFFNORKAT+40
15Elia VIVIANIITACAN+40
16Bryan COQUARDFRAEUC+40
17Thor HUSHOVDNORBMC+40
18Mark CAVENDISHGBROPQ+40
19Boy VAN POPPELNEDVCD+40
20Edvald BOASSON HAGENNORSKY+40


Richard


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