Peter Sagan: 'If the other riders don't wake up, it's going to be like this'

"It's not just me that they need to beat" Peter Sagan said of his rivals after Quick-Step Floors dominated the Tour of Flanders

Peter Sagan on the Paterberg, 2018 Tour of Flanders.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Peter Sagan's warning to his rival teams is that they had better pay attention to not only him, but Quick-Step Floors, or else the team will continue to dominate the classics as they did in the Tour of Flanders with Niki Terpstra.

Terpstra backed up Philippe Gilbert's victory from 2017 with a solo one of his own. In both cases, the riders benefited from Quick-Step's strength in numbers, enabling the team to attack multiple times and block when one of their riders went away.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.