Peter Sagan 'didn't just want to win Milan-San Remo, but to win it in style'

Bora-Hansgrohe managers say Sagan is doing justice to the rainbow jersey

Peter Sagan attacks on the Poggio at Milan-San Remo 2017

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Peter Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team says that the aim was not just to win Milan-San Remo on Saturday, but to do so with style to honour the rainbow jersey.

Sagan nearly did so with an attack heading up to the Poggio hilltop village in his rainbow jersey, only missing out to Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) in a tight sprint finish.

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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.