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Sagan led Cannondale ready for Scheldeprijs

By:
Cycling News
Published:
April 09, 2014, 2:15 BST,
Updated:
April 10, 2014, 11:19 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Race:
Scheldeprijs
Peter Sagan (Cannondale) was left out of the fireworks on the Patersberg

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) was left out of the fireworks on the Patersberg

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Elia Viviani to boost sprint opportunity

Cannondale enter the final race of its Belgium campaign before Sunday's Paris-Roubaix ready with two options for the sprint friendly 200km Scheldeprijs

Peter Sagan and Elia Viviani will give the men in green a two pronged attack but face a fast Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) who is looking to make it three successive wins in a row

"We're motivated to give a bold performance at Scheldeprijs," said team director Stefano Zanatta, who will be in the team car on Wednesday.

"The team has ridden well in Belgium and we must not change our expectations. We have two strong captains, and we'll work hard to put them in the best condition in the finale. Sagan has the Paris-Roubaix in his plan, and the Scheldeprijs is the right chance for him to start fresh after the Ronde. While at Settimana Internazionale, Viviani broke the ice and showed significant improvement of condition.

"Either rider could play a key role in a Cannondale win."

Riding in support for the duo will be the riders who have made up the Classics team for the past two weeks. The riders for Scheldeprijs will be: Maciej Bodnar, Kristijan Koren, Alan Marangoni, Ted King, Paolo Longo Borghini, and Fabio Sabatini.

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