During stage 2 of the Circuit de la Sarthe, Peter Sagan abandoned the race. The reason for this remains clouded in mystery as no one knows why this happened. When the last 40 kilometers remained, Peter Sagan opted out of the race, this allowed Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën) to gain the momentum.
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Peter Sagan’s Media Officer Giuseppe Uboldi said:
Just like one month ago, he just felt bad with unusual pain in his legs and his chest. We don’t know what’s wrong. He must undergo further examination to find out.
This is not the only bad thing that has happened to Sagan this year, his season started with a bunch of problems. He made his season debut at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var and that did not go according to plan. His motivation and hopes were brought down when he finished fourth at the Tirreno-Adriatico.
He tried his best in Milano-Torino where he finished fifth but then he pulled out of Gent-Wevelgem and did not even take part in the Tour of Flanders.
Furthermore, Uboldi said:
Circuit de la Sarthe was supposed to help him get back into the rhythm. In this race, he should never have any problem to follow the bunch even if he was not at 100 percent of his physical capacities.
As far as I know, it’s the first time he abandons a stage race other than because of a crash. Paris-Roubaix is the next race on his calendar. It’s not yet decided if he will do it or not, but looking at how riders like Pedersen are going here, it seems difficult for Peter to get back in shape on time to challenge him.
We wish that Peter Sagan recovers and makes his comeback soon enough. He is a brilliant and talented cyclist and deserves to be in the spotlight. For more updates, you know where to look!
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