Peter Sagan is once on the honor roll of the cobbled classic. In 2018 he beat the Swiss Dillier in the sprint.
“I actually have a love-hate relationship with that race”, the 3-time world champion looks ahead to Sunday. “If you’re lucky that day, Roubaix is a great race, but if you’re unlucky, Roubaix can be a very long and terrible race.”
“Look at the winners: that’s a colorful mix. Either they win by luck, or they have top legs that day.”
“A thousand things can happen along the way. You can puncture at the wrong time or fall or be held up by a fall and that can play tricks on you for the rest of the race,” says Sagan.
“Even if you are not the best in Roubaix, you can still win there. Anyway, it’s certainly a nice course to watch on TV, I understand that. We are fighters on the bike that day and every cycling enthusiast loves that.”