I already can't wait. Many Slovaks will be in Hungary especially during first 2 stages.Wuhuu, he'll finally do the Giro! The Tour is also on the cards!
Ackermann must be thrilled...
god why would you think he can do anything in ORR? It will be even less suitable to him than RIOI already can't wait. Many Slovaks will be in Hungary especially during first 2 stages.
If Sagan wants to ride ORR I won't be surprised if he goes to the Tour just in the role of superdomestique for Ackermann and Buchmann. He has the green jersey record, he has won 12 Tour stages, he doesn't need to prove anything there. I also wonder how will his classics schedule look like.
No.Has anyone won all three GT Points competitions in the same year?
To win the three you have to finish them...IMO Sagan would need to start his season later, forget some races that he can win to be fresh at Il Giro, overcome the third week, saddle up for Le Tour, what about OG when La Vuelta looms? Then the WRRC. Even Valverde would not be able to peak for that long.
It may be a bit of a lottery but Sagan certainly has more tickets than most other riders.Sagan's issue with MSR is the same issue that Gilbert has. It's a lottery. Most riders who start are capable of winning it depending on how the race plays out. Remember MSR is the only monument that Gilbert hasn't won. Can Sagan win it, yes, but things have to play out correctly for him.
Valverde has won LBL 4 times, but doesn't have a "favorite" monument. He doesn't like MSR, has no interest in ever racing Paris-Roubiax, and likely won't race Flanders again. His only comment about Lombardia is that is along with the Olympics are about the only things missing from his palmares. The only 1 day race Valverde ever had an obsession with was the Worlds and that was the one race he really wanted. So I'm not sure what you're referring to.
Ah, he was disappointed to have not won Lombardi this year because he was in such good shape and felt it was his best chance to win it. I wouldn't call it his favorite monument.I know. Velarde wanted Lombardia that’s what I meant . Like Van Avermaet wants Flanders
msr is a lottery. It’s a near 7 hour bike race decided in about two minutes.
Even tho Eddie m won it 7 times.
there’s a couple guys won it three times.
is there a monument thread? SorrY
Yes he has not any realistic goal after the Tour. I fear this huge break between seasons will cost him some shape at spring 2021. If I am correct the olympic race is 25.7.2020. It is whole half a year in off season. He maybe should give himself some racing days in september. Binck Bank + eurochamps+ Tour of Slovakia seems reasonable to me.As for ending the season after the Olympics, I'm not sure what he is missing other than the Vuelta — he probably is not interested in 3 GTs in one season, the Canadian races — where he might like to pick up more wins but are certainly not his greatest priority, and Worlds — which is not a realistic goal for Sagan.