Peter Sagan to lead Bora-Hansgrohe at Milan-San Remo
13 March 2018 10:30
Peter Sagan will head up Bora-Hansgrohe's team at this weekend's Milan-San Remo as he looks to win the Italian Monument for the first time. Backing the world champion will be key support riders Marcus Burghardt, Daniel Oss, and Maciej Bodnar, who are racing with him at Tirreno-Adriatico this week. His brother Juraj Sagan is part of the seven-man team, having raced at Paris-Nice last week, with Andreas Schillinger and Cesare Benedetti completing the line-up.ADVERTISEMENT Sagan has raced Milan-San Remo every year since making his debut in 2011 and has never been outside the top 20. He has twice been on the podium, finishing second in 2013 and 2017, but has not yet taken to the top step. In 2013, he was widely seen as the favourite to win alongside Fabian Cancellara. However, with the pair watching each other, Gerald Ciolek was able to take advantage and claimed a surprise victory in torrid conditions. Last year, Sagan escaped with Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) and Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) near the top of the Poggio. Despite never having a significant advantage, the trio eluded the peloton behind to duke it out for the win. It was a dramatic finale, with Kwiatkowski and Sagan almost colliding as they dived for the line. It took a photo finish to decide it with Kwiatkowski being named the race winner.
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