“Everything was OK and fine, nothing was broken and there were no fractures. All of his muscles hurt and some small things, it’s painful but nothing serious. We will see today how everything is,” Bora-Hansgrohe‘s Enrico Poitschke told Cycling Weekly.
Sagan eventually rode on at the Tour of Flanders but only did a two-hour training the day after.
“Could it affect Paris-Roubaix? That was a hard crash and all the crashes take something out of you. He feels OK and he rode right after the crash, but it’s far from perfect. Day by day it has gotten better. Today, we will see how it goes in the race and then we will see afterwards how he is,” Poitschke commented ahead of the Scheldeprijs race yesterday.
Will Sagan back down from his aggressive style of riding? Not likely.
“The guys know that it’s dangerous to be so close to the spectators, but in the race, you’re sometimes so focused and you can’t watch everything. It was only bad luck and we hope that in the next races he is without problems,” Poitschke told Cycling Weekly.
It looks like we’re in for another good one this weekend.