Tbf, the Tour de France is a slightly higher level, with quite a bit more competition, than Suisse or California. He's clearly not going to be challenging in any mountain stages at the Tour unless he gets lucky in a break.Cance > TheRest said:Sagan can win on almost any terrain nowadays. It didn't matter today, if it had been a flat stage or a hilly ardennes-like profile. The guy has won mountain stages in Tour de Suisse and he's won the Tour of California by finishing 6th on Mt. Baldy . .DFA123 said:Dude, it was nothing like the Ardennes. It came after a flat stage not 4000m or so of tough climbing. A flat stage with a fairly challenging uphill sprint was tailor-made for Sagan and he duly delivered. Fair play to him, but he's got a lot of weight to lose before he can challenge for LBL or FW.MacBAir said:So, this was the best possible stage for Roman and Peter. Peter wins the stage (bosses it), shows everybody that not even the Ardennes are safe. The other Bosses the hill, does a terrific job and sees the leader falter due to injury.
Peter should now be the undisputed leader, and Roman should be their GC guy/Workhorse for finishes like these/breaks.