Fernando Gaviria: 'Sagan will try to go on the Poggio'

Colombian Milan-San Remo contender Fernando Gaviria reckons rival Peter Sagan will go for a late attack and not hold out for a bunch sprint

Peter Sagan and Fernando Gaviria in Tirreno-Adriatico.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) will try to attack free over the Poggio in Milan-San Remo on Saturday and not wait for the sprint on Via Roma, says rival Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors).

Twenty-two-year-old Gaviria is a top favourite for a sprint finish if he can avoid crashing. Last year, he crashed with 300 metres remaining and on Thursday, he fell while training. The team doctor Toon Cruyt told Sporza television that he hurt both wrists and rode on rollers today to avoid stressing them too much.

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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.