Peter Sagan can win a Monument this year, says Paolo Bettini

Former double world champion Paolo Bettini believes Peter Sagan is “very strong” going into 2016 Classics campaign

Peter Sagan can win a big Classic this year, according to five-time Monument winner and double world champion Paolo Bettini.

Despite going into the Classics season as one of the favourites every year, Sagan has yet to land a Monument victory. He finished second in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, the opening cobbled Classic of 2016. Yet the Italian believes Sagan’s victory in the World Championships last year will help him in 2016’s biggest races.

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