Teams & Riders Peter Sagan discussion thread.

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I could still see Sagan freelancing in tour sprints while Ackermann has a dedicated lead out. See if Sagan can get on Bennett’s wheel and disrupt things like maybe sometime launching from 500 metres out.
this would be fun and actually very tough to cover, but for it to work, it would have to be only Bora vs. Bennet. Because, if, let's say Caleb Ewan is also there, then the winner would probably be the one staying on Ackermann's wheel, not Sagan or the one trying to follow from far out.
 
so boxed in and sad face again. I think that "older/wiser" Sagan will need a train in the sprints after all.
Ah, he seemed still on top of his positioning game but just as Ewan launched, QuickStep boys and Hofstetter got up there and cut him out. That could have happened to any version of Sagan.

Looking at the heli shots the last three kilometres, he still looked to be floating and deciding himself which wheel to be on.
 
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Ah, he seemed still on top of his positioning game but just as Ewan launched, QuickStep boys and Hofstetter got up there and cut him out. That could have happened to any version of Sagan.

Looking at the heli shots the last three kilometres, he still looked to be floating and deciding himself which wheel to be on.
and that's exactly a fact I am pointing at, it could have been happening to Sagan all the time, but it didn't, and Sagan was taking benefit of it. If you look at all the recent sprints of him, 8 times of 10 he's boxed in. And now think of the coolest sprint wins of his, e.g. the Doha WCH or the stage at Eneco/BincBank(not sure which year it was), where the road opened in front of him like the see in front of Moses did. It's like this ability somehow jumped on WVA somehow :D. But actually, being older, 2 Le Tour incidents and thus taking fewer risks is to be blamed.
 
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Quite surprised he was so honest, about how badly the covid hit him, as far as training is concerned. Inbetween the lines, I am afraid, the spring is over for him. However, it is surprise for me, that he plans to go to the Olympic. I have not noticed that. So let's hope for good summer and autumn.
 
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Quite surprised he was so honest, about how badly the covid hit him, as far as training is concerned. Inbetween the lines, I am afraid, the spring is over for him. However, it is surprise for me, that he plans to go to the Olympic. I have not noticed that. So let's hope for good summer and autumn.
Well, why not? Olympics are always fun, and seeing as he's still #17 ranked rider on PCS whereas the next best Slovak rider is #474, so there's not much competition to qualify.
 
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Well, why not? Olympics are always fun, and seeing as he's still #17 ranked rider on PCS whereas the next best Slovak rider is #474, so there's not much competition to qualify.
The problem is not with Slovakia having no replacement, but with the course where he has little chance and there's the time schedule problem with TdF a and quite a lot travelling. I was expecting he would concentrate on WCH.
 
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4th, 2nd (or 10th) - whatever. He was the 2nd last rider over the Poggio of the first group and never in a position or with legs to win.
I didn't say he was looking like his 2017 self, now, did I...? But I had honestly feared he would be dropped on the Cipressa, and now I begin to think that with Catalunya in his legs he might yet reach a good level, especially for Roubaix.
 
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