Cavendish, Sagan, Pedersen and Ganna in action at Circuit de la Sarthe

Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl)
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies), Mads Pedersen (Trek Segafredo) and Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) return to racing at this week’s Circuit de la Sarthe-Pays de la Loire as they look to polish their form for Paris-Roubaix.

The four-day race in central France offers several chances for the sprinters and so Mark Cavendish leads a QuickStep-AlphaVinyl squad that also includes Yves Lampaert and Tim Declercq. Cavendish will take on fastmen of the calibre of Elia Viviani (Ineos Grenadiers), Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma), Nacer Bouhanni and Hugo Hofstetter (Arkea-Samsic).

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.