Teams & Riders Peter Sagan discussion thread.

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He need a lot or race kilometres to get in shape. I don't think he'll be near his best this spring, unfortunately.
In his two strongest spring campaigns (2016 and 2017) he only had a one week race in January before Omloop, where he was on fire. That's nearly 5 weeks of no racing before hitting the ground running, so I disagree.

Same story for Tour de Suisse.
 
In his two strongest spring campaigns (2016 and 2017) he only had a one week race in January before Omloop, where he was on fire. That's nearly 5 weeks of no racing before hitting the ground running, so I disagree.

Same story for Tour de Suisse.
Yeah, I agree with that, but compare his previous few seasons with his earlier seasons. Nowadays he needs more races to get into shape than he did earlier in his career.
 
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No Strade after all. But it makes sense, especially considering how he did there last year, and they say that he will ride Tirreno which is encouraging. Hopefully, he will be able to find his form there and be at his best in a month's time.
Wonder if he'll be able to ride into the Ardennes this year then? Hope so!
 
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Wonder if he'll be able to ride into the Ardennes this year then? Hope so!
And what would that be good for? I think that we have seen there's no point in that 2 years ago. Amstel maybe, if he's on his "monster" mode again(and thats unfortunately only a fans wish), but no further than that. Also, the fact if he rides Giro this year or not will influence him riding the ardennes too. I think he'll try to go after point jersey in Giro this year, as he'll be sharing the spot with Ackermann at Le Tour. And he'll be only stagehunting in France, which actually might go pretty well for him. And for that, he would need some rest after Roubaix.
 
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And what would that be good for? I think that we have seen there's no point in that 2 years ago. Amstel maybe, if he's on his "monster" mode again(and thats unfortunately only a fans wish), but no further than that. Also, the fact if he rides Giro this year or not will influence him riding the ardennes too. I think he'll try to go after point jersey in Giro this year, as he'll be sharing the spot with Ackermann at Le Tour. And he'll be only stagehunting in France, which actually might go pretty well for him. And for that, he would need some rest after Roubaix.
I don't think he will only stagehunt in the Tour.
 
I don't think he will only stagehunt in the Tour.
well, if he shares his spot with ackermann, then his pre tour plans can't be the green. Unless of course, the bora tactics isn't both Ackermann and Sagan sprinting for and against each other :D. I think he will have his eyes on the stages for the "spring" guys though. I am not sure, but i think there were 3 or 4 of them in the preliminary plans last autumn.

Or do you mean some other goal besides green and stages?
 
well, if he shares his spot with ackermann, then his pre tour plans can't be the green. Unless of course, the bora tactics isn't both Ackermann and Sagan sprinting for and against each other :D. I think he will have his eyes on the stages for the "spring" guys though. I am not sure, but i think there were 3 or 4 of them in the preliminary plans last autumn.

Or do you mean some other goal besides green and stages?
No, I mean green. But the way Ackermann is sprinting at the moment (and if Sagan returns to somewhere near his usual level), Ackermann has no place in the Tour team. If they both go, I think they will sprint "against" each other.
 
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No, I mean green. But the way Ackermann is sprinting at the moment (and if Sagan returns to somewhere near his usual level), Ackermann has no place in the Tour team. If they both go, I think they will sprint "against" each other.
ok, I haven't covered this year results, usually the spring classics is the time of year when cycling starts for me, so I had no idea Ackermann is not sprinting like last year anymore. Then your predictions make sense of course.
 
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The way Ackermann is sprinting so far this season, Sagan would be a better option in a sprint.
Sagan will be the only person to know what he's got going. If he's got the killer power; no one will confuse the strategy but it's hard to know if he is in that time zone still. The last year and a half have taken time that he won't get back to stay at his prime, even if he's motivated.
 

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