Peter Sagan discussion thread.

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I knew I wasn’t just making it up. But that was 4 years ago.


But yeah, basically he’s too expensive for Lefevere.
They were even willing to pay some of his salary IIRC which I assume they also do at Bora
 
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In general, not remotely. But ultimately in all of these cases it is determined by sponsorship. If Specialized decide to pay him a comparable amount of money to sell gravel bikes or whatever, then the money is comparable.
Even with that, I doubt that even a rider with the profile of Sagan could come close to matching his road earnings riding gravel and exhibition stuff. I'm sure someone like Lachlan Morton is making about the same amount riding around winning endurance events, but then, I'm pretty sure Morton wasn't a high earner on the road in the first place.
 
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Even with that, I doubt that even a rider with the profile of Sagan could come close to matching his road earnings riding gravel and exhibition stuff. I'm sure someone like Lachlan Morton is making about the same amount riding around winning endurance events, but then, I'm pretty sure Morton wasn't a high earner on the road in the first place.
Having a Sagan winning gravel races would add super visibility to any manufacturer. Bora would be able to accomplish the same thing unless their payroll still needed the help. EF, Trek have guys doing those events although I'm not sure Sagan could attract as much money from Cannondale or Trek manufacturers. He'd be a big hit in North America.
 
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I'm probably not alone in wishing Sagan would hook up with a proper classics team and avoid GTs. I don't think he should do gravel or MTB -- First off, there are some real beasts in the gravel world like Lambie who just like to suffer for hundreds of kms; second I'm not sure that gravel riders care if Sagan wins a race on a Specialized bike. MTB XC is dead in the US.
 
Having a Sagan winning gravel races would add super visibility to any manufacturer. Bora would be able to accomplish the same thing unless their payroll still needed the help. EF, Trek have guys doing those events although I'm not sure Sagan could attract as much money from Cannondale or Trek manufacturers. He'd be a big hit in North America.
Well it would depend, in part, on if Spesh think they're missing a trick by having the likes of Morton and Stetina racing around on other brands, or if they're happy with the exposure they're getting. And if they think the value Sagan brings is as someone who wins WT races and green/rainbow jerseys, rather than just someone who rides a bike.
 
Well it would depend, in part, on if Spesh think they're missing a trick by having the likes of Morton and Stetina racing around on other brands, or if they're happy with the exposure they're getting. And if they think the value Sagan brings is as someone who wins WT races and green/rainbow jerseys, rather than just someone who rides a bike.
Gravel bikes seem to be the hot market in the US now. Our road race scene is largely non-existent unless business parking lot crits count. The legal hurdles to open road racing are absurd and expensive so noone can promote an event. Gravel is easier and all of the same folks that had their expensive Rapha kits and trick road bikes are now sporting gray and flat green jersies on 30cm tires....on the road. They're dying for events and, while Bolder's take on MTB's decline is correct; roadies don't see that much difference and relish a more Hard-man image anyway.
Edit add: Cyclocross is huge in the Pacific NW and where most of the MTB folks congregate with their shaved roadie counterparts.
 
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Actually, I think this is his first win ever from the early break which is pretty bonkers considering how many times he has been attacking in the Tour. Roubaix was with 50 kilometres to go, this was from the start of the stage. I don't think it has happened before but there are a lot of wins to him so I can't be certain.
 
This was vintage Sagan at his best. I wonder where he found those climbing legs :D At first he was killing it when FDJ was pulling then he was catching guys which wanted to escape him.and then dropped them by one by one. Then he hold off Bilbao and peloton which wasnt slow either. Then rainbow came when he was crossing the line solo. I really hope I am not sleeping because I will be really pi**ed if this is a dream :tearsofjoy: Definitely his biggest GT win and one of the best performances ever.
 

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