Sagan eyes potential Liege-Bastogne-Liege debut in 2019

08 October 2018 07:10
Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) has said that he could ride Liège-Bastogne-Liège for the first time in his career next season. Sagan has previously ridden both the Amstel Gold Race and Flèche Wallonne, finishing third in the former in 2012, but has never gone on to contest 'La Doyenne'. In recent years, Sagan has generally ended his spring at Paris-Roubaix, occasionally stretching it as far as Amstel Gold, and he says he'll have to play it by ear when deciding if he should make his Liège debut in 2019. "Maybe, maybe. We still don't know because we are going to decide during the season," he told Cyclingnews. "I've never won on that kind of parcours, and I think that it'll be really hard to go from San Remo to Liège, but we'll see."ADVERTISEMENT On his primary ambitions for the season, Sagan was much more certain. When Cyclingnews asked what he's missing from his palmarès that he would like to win, he said, "San Remo," before the answer was complete, but then added, "and another Flanders and Roubaix, maybe." Sagan made his Milan-San Remo debut in 2011, finishing 17th, and 27 seconds behind the winner. He has been knocking on the door of victory ever since. He has finished in the top 10 in six of the past seven editions and came painfully close to the win last season when he was edged out by Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky). Sagan's first monument victory came in Belgium when he won the 2016 Tour of Flanders with a long-range attack. It took two years and a similar move for Sagan to take his second Monument at this year's Paris-Roubaix. You can read more at . read full article

Source: Cycling News