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by Mark Zalewski
March 14, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gaviria continues strong sprint season at Tirreno-Adriatico; Froome apologises for Team Sky controversy; Pooley says not to judge British Cycling over actions of its leaders; Riders, managers complain ASO has made Paris-Nice too tough; Dumoulin on becoming GrandTour rider; Sagan would be happy to see Boonen win Roubaix; Nibali, team still working on finding their groove; Kreuziger abandons Tirreno, leaving team with four; Tirreno-Adriatico: Stage six highlights; Crazy winds force cancellation of Cape Town Cycle Tour; Commuting can be dangerous.
World champion Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) is already off to a great start this season, with three wins and three second places in only 15 race days. He told Sporza that his form is giving him confidence for the upcoming Monuments, but admits that seeing the retiring Tom Boonen win his final race, Paris-Roubaix, would be a good alternative to winning it himself.
Peter Sagan riding up the Molenberg at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
“I would even be happy with a new victory from him,” he said. “He is a great rider and a great champion.”
Currently racing Tirreno-Adriatico, Sagan said the race is ideal preparation for the tough races to come. “It’s a nice race, but also difficult, with long stages. But that’s good, because it is an ideal preparation for the Classics.”
In addition to Roubaix, Sagan is targeting Milano-San Remo and then trying to repeat at the Tour of Flanders.
“It is difficult for everyone, a very strange race,” he said of the Italian monument that will come next. “I’ve been close to victory. Maybe it happens in the future.”
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