Look, if you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment. Would you capture it, or just let it slip?
Will the real Peter Sagan please stand up? (On the San Remo top step of the podium)... Eminem references out the way, it's Sagan's final Milan-San Remo on Saturday, the Monument he always seemed best suited to winning but never has...
[Gian Mattia D'Alberto — LaPresse]
Two second places, one behind Gerald Ciolek's stunning underdog victory (above), another from an escape trio including eventual winner Michał Kwiatkowski and Julian Alaphilippe (below). Five fourth places, one sixth place and a tenth. Is Saturday finally the day? Stranger things have happened but the three-time World Champion will need to improve on his underwhelming start to his final WorldTour season.
[LaPresse — D'Alberto-Ferrari]
Speaking to Cyclingnews, Sagan acknowledges "I've got one chance left to win it"...
"Milan-San Remo has always been a race that suits me but has always been a difficult race for me to win," he said. "I haven't managed to win Milan-San Remo for a lot of different reasons and because every year is a different race. Losing in 2017 hurt a lot, I admit it. I felt really strong that day, but they told me information from the team car that was wrong, so I made a bad tactical decision. But as I said, Milan-San Remo is decided even in a split second and you don’t get a second chance to win.
"Milan-San Remo is also special in that sense, there so much you can't control. If you're the absolute strongest at the Tour of Flanders, you can win quite easily. Milan-San Remo is more of a lottery and everything is decided in the last five kilometres, so there's no real time to correct any errors you make or to turn things around if you have a mechanical or a problem. Milan-San Remo is all or nothing."