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Re: Peter Sagan discussion thread.

11 Jun 2018 13:53

DonEsteban wrote:Sagan is just being Sagan, nothing new to discuss...


I get it.

Non-sprinter beating Gaviria and the rest of the wannabe sprinters is not worth the discussion.

Luckily, we still have guys like Fatancur to talk about. :cool:

BTW, other than Sagan, who was the last TdF green jersey winner that also won Roubaix and De Ronde?
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11 Jun 2018 13:56

Tom Boonen.
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11 Jun 2018 14:02

Sagan is a sprinter. Many things more, but definitely a sprinter.
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11 Jun 2018 14:05

I'm pretty sure Sagan is the 2nd non-Belgian to do it:

Sagan - SVK
Boonen - BEL
Vanderaerden - BEL
Godefroot - BEL
Merckx - BEL
Van Looy - BEL
Forestier - FRA
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11 Jun 2018 14:18

King Boonen wrote:I'm pretty sure Sagan is the 2nd non-Belgian to do it:

Sagan - SVK
Boonen - BEL
Vanderaerden - BEL
Godefroot - BEL
Merckx - BEL
Van Looy - BEL
Forestier - FRA


Thanks!

I knew about Merckx, but for some reason, I forgot about Boonen.
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11 Jun 2018 14:28

No worries. It's worth bearing in mind that Sagan is the only rider to do this since the competition was more heavily slanted towards the sprinters.
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11 Jun 2018 14:33

Jancouver wrote:
King Boonen wrote:I'm pretty sure Sagan is the 2nd non-Belgian to do it:

Sagan - SVK
Boonen - BEL
Vanderaerden - BEL
Godefroot - BEL
Merckx - BEL
Van Looy - BEL
Forestier - FRA


Thanks!

I knew about Merckx, but for some reason, I forgot about Boonen.


How could you? :eek:
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Re: Re:

11 Jun 2018 14:49

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
Jancouver wrote:
King Boonen wrote:I'm pretty sure Sagan is the 2nd non-Belgian to do it:

Sagan - SVK
Boonen - BEL
Vanderaerden - BEL
Godefroot - BEL
Merckx - BEL
Van Looy - BEL
Forestier - FRA


Thanks!

I knew about Merckx, but for some reason, I forgot about Boonen.


How could you? :eek:


I know!

I have to add a little note to my Boonen's jersey:

"The best classic rider. Also WC and Green jersey winner." :D
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17 Jun 2018 16:54

I will write it here cause this would be lost in pre Tour GC talk thread. This year Swiss points competition was really dramatic. Sagan and Bling with tied result and two points ahead Gaviria until his DNS. Could be best green yersey competition in years. Gav will be mighty oponnent especially if he will win few flat stages he will be tough to beat. He is pretty good im the hilly terrain. Bling will be struglle to get serious placings in bunch sprints ( more than Sagan) but could give run for Sagan's money in the mountains. Can't wait.
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27 Jun 2018 07:18

According to slovak media Sagan should go to EC RR and Vuelta. I am curious if he will finish it this time. Also his form at EC RR is questionable.
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28 Jun 2018 17:38

Keram wrote:According to slovak media Sagan should go to EC RR and Vuelta. I am curious if he will finish it this time. Also his form at EC RR is questionable.

He is very unlikely to defend WCRR jersey, so going for the European one makes it worth a try, if out of pure respect.
His team title sponsor is primarily a European brand too.

I think he limited/skipped Vuelta due to WCRR or Olympics preparation during last years. That will definitely not be the case this year. And Sagan being Sagan, he can probably win a stage or two and definitely can stack up some points for UCI ranking even on a bad form.
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30 Jun 2018 07:07

Keram wrote:According to slovak media Sagan should go to EC RR and Vuelta. I am curious if he will finish it this time. Also his form at EC RR is questionable.


Do you have any article of this? Thanks in advance!
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03 Jul 2018 11:07

Oliver wrote:
Keram wrote:According to slovak media Sagan should go to EC RR and Vuelta. I am curious if he will finish it this time. Also his form at EC RR is questionable.


Do you have any article of this? Thanks in advance!



https://www.cycling-info.sk/ine
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03 Jul 2018 12:34

I suspect Sagan is flying under the radar - Expect two stage victories as well as the inevitable green jersey.
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03 Jul 2018 17:35

Just to note, Sagan won Slovak national road race so he will wear Slovak champion jersey during next season. Juraj was seconds and Kolar third. It was last race for Kolar, who retired after this race.

Sagan again showed his power and was paying with the field (Czech and Slovak national championship together) and in fact spent majority race in breakaway.
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06 Jul 2018 22:22

Cookie25 mentioned it in comments section, so i'm putting it also here for other Sagan fans.
Interesting article about Sagan:
https://cyclingtips.com/2018/07/an-enigma-wrapped-in-rainbow-stripes-understanding-peter-sagan/
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08 Jul 2018 15:42

BAM! Not a bad start of the Tour! Back with a vengeance.
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Re: Peter Sagan discussion thread.

08 Jul 2018 16:00

Winning a flat sprinters stage is a huge tick for the green jersey
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Re: Peter Sagan discussion thread.

08 Jul 2018 17:31

Scarponi wrote:Winning a flat sprinters stage is a huge tick for the green jersey


Yup, especially when it will be difficult for one sprinter to win multiple stages I think, with the field being so strong

Sagan being so consistent always being up there almost never missing the top 5 in finish and also being able to win other type of stages might be the advantage needed
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08 Jul 2018 18:21

That was a good sprint by him, I wasn't sure he had it until Demare started to early and Sagan was on his wheel.
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