VN Show: How Peter Sagan outsmarted Quick-Step at Paris-Roubaix

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This week’s episode of the VeloNews Show is sponsored by Pactimo and its new Storm+ line. The Storm+ jersey and jacket are perfect for rainy spring classics, as we scientifically demonstrate in this show.

Peter Sagan penned another chapter in his growing book of accomplishments this past weekend by winning Paris-Roubaix. Sagan silenced his critics. He also outfoxed Quick-Step, attacking with 54km to go to take the win. On this week’s episode of The VeloNews Show we break down Sagan’s three keys to victory.

Back to Quick-Step: what went wrong? The team came into the Queen of the Classics having dominated the spring, winning the Tour of Flanders, E3-Harelbeke, and nearly every other race. Was Quick-Step simply dethroned by Sagan’s legs, or did the team’s cockiness play into the outcome?

All that and more on this week’s episode of The VeloNews Show.