Milano-Sanremo is perhaps the one that got away for Peter Sagan, who has finished nine times on the Top10 but never won such a suiting classic. In 2023 he will not be one of the main favourites, but he shared his opinions ahead of La Primavera.
“I'm fine, I'm happy. It's not a question of your physique, if you're mentally well, your body is also well," Sagan said at the team presentation last afternoon in Milano. "I think someone will win, I can't predict the future because I'm not a magician, we'll see what happens tomorrow”.
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Sagan is a rider that on his prime battled for victory on multiple occasions here. His sprinting and descending skills were between the best at the time, and his climbing was almost pristine. That has since changed, but the former World Champion starts today with ambition. “If we look at the past, the favorite has not always won. I'm not the favorite so maybe I could win," he states.
"It's the easiest Classic of the season but the hardest to win, I've never won it and it's perhaps what stays with me the most about this race but maybe we can change that tomorrow," he concluded. He teams up with Anthony Turgis who finished second last year as TotalEnergies look to surprise.
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