The Circuit de la Sarthe Will See Cavendish, Sagan, Pedersen and Ganna In Incredible Action

“Sarthe can be a complicated race, due to the narrow roads and open fields, which together with the rain and wind expected this week could make things really difficult,”
Cavendish Circuit

At this week’s Circuit de la Sarthe, we will be seeing Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies), Mads Pedersen (Trek Segafredo), and Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) back in action. This will act as an appetizer before Paris-Roubaix starts, and with this, they will also be able to improve their form. 

This will be a four-day race event held in central France and will offer a lot of chances for sprinters, that is why Mark Cavendish will be there to take the team’s lead. Cavendish will not be the only professional in the event, he will be going against the likes of Elia Viviani (Ineos Grenadiers), Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma), Nacer Bouhanni and Hugo Hofstetter (Arkea-Samsic).

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Circuit de la Sarthe did not start as a banger, between 1953 and 1974, it was considered an amateur race. With time, it has now become a thrilling race with an even amazing finale. This time, even seven WorldTour teams have been attracted to the event.

Due to the French Presidential Elections, Paris-Roubaix has been set moved back by a week. This is sort of good news as the Circuit de la Sarthe will act as a very good refresher before the Hell of the North.

Focusing our attention on the riders, Peter Sagan participated in the E3 Saxo Bank Classic and Gent-Wevelgem but missed the Tour of Flanders. He will now be racing in the Circuit so that his form could get better for Paris-Roubaix.

Ganna’s last race was Milan-San Remo and has not participated in any race after because of his illness. He also seeks to improve his form before Paris-Roubaix starts.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mark Cavendish on the other hand has won three major sprints in 2022 and is currently preparing hard for the Giro d’Italia.

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Sports Director Tom Steels said:

Sarthe can be a complicated race, due to the narrow roads and open fields, which together with the rain and wind expected this week could make things really difficult.

We have to take into account that we start with just five riders, but we will do our best and try to get a stage victory with Mark.

Seeing these brilliant cyclists go toe to toe in the Circuit will be a sight to see. For all the exciting updates, you know where to look!

Also Read: Tadej Pogacar Experiences The Paris-Roubaix Cobbles In A Post- Flanders Ride

Featured Image Via YouTube/Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team

 

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