Peter Sagan (BORA – hansgrohe) was the notion of ” his official name plate itself on the shower stuck in the old locker rooms of the Velodrome in Roubaix. It is a privilege that only winners of the classic. “This is quite an honor,” said the defending champion.
Sagan explored with his team mates on Thursday the cobblestones of Roubaix. He left with his team in Denain. 107 km further on, on the piste of Roubaix, came to an end its journey. A ride on the track, did he not, too many fans and media were of the party waiting for him. The rider was clearly surprised at so much attention. The team did not know that a press conference was linked to the inauguration of his name plate in the old showers and so drew Sagan first to the team bus to be a little bit to freshen up. Then waited for the official part. He got the picture in your hands and it should confirm in a changing room at the old showers, at the back, in imitation of all the other winners.
On his exploration, wanted Sagan not much to lose. “Cobbles are cobbles, which never makes real virtue”, he joked. “It was a good exploration, in dry weather, and now it is all fresh in my memory.”
Sagan earned this season is still not really top results, about his chances for Sunday, he remained on the plain, and he answered with his typical “we’ll see”. “Two times in a row, winning would be nice”, he said, “but I think there is or will there still not thinking about it. We’ll see Sunday. In Paris-Roubaix, much can happen. I’ve had many years of bad luck known, last year I won. We’ll see.”