Teams that can afford him are in short supply those four teams have the budget and BMC and Sky would offer him the best support.del1962 said:BMC would be best, then of your list Sky though others teams perhaps like Trek or Giant might be better, not sure about Alonso
I doubt Tinkoff would be any better than Cannondale
Personally I think he just needs some better support in the team he is in. What other team could give him the attention and support he would need/want? A lot of the other teams have their stars or specialize in other races.del1962 said:Sagan often seems isolated in the big races, either his team need to find better support riders for him or he needs to move to a different team to fulfill his classics ambitions
Sky/BMC maybe but only in the classics and in one of the grand tours.Jspear said:Personally I think he just needs some better support in the team he is in. What other team could give him the attention and support he would need/want? A lot of the other teams have their stars or specialize in other races.
BMC!MatParker117 said:Tinkoff, Alonso, Sky?
I don't know about Sky. They focus completely on GC at the tour and Sagan goes for the green jersey at the Tour. We saw in 2012 that they don't support a sprinter and a GC leader very well.MatParker117 said:Sky/BMC maybe but only in the classics and in one of the grand tours.
True, but that could change with Allan Pieper. IF Sagan was with them, they would simply have to stop trying to have 5 different leaders.The Hitch said:BMC is the graveyard of one day champions.
So go to the team with no real potential winner, but with some sort of leader for classics, like those with Breschel or Langeveld, they should give up.....Jspear said:That might work in the classics, but does Kristoff want to give up being top dog at his team for the classics?
Agreed. He just needs Cannondale to recruit 2 or 3 solid endurance riders.Jspear said:Personally I think he just needs some better support in the team he is in. What other team could give him the attention and support he would need/want? A lot of the other teams have their stars or specialize in other races.
This is true, they would of course be domestiques, but no worse than the support he currently has. Plus he'd have Langaveld, who I would guess would be happy enough to be his luitenant. Unlike particularly BMC, who have multiple big names who, whilst under performing, still command protection. They also have TJ, maybe Cadel, for the tour. Garmin would be devoting some resources to Talansky, but unless he improves quite a lot, they could definitely put a lot of their focus on Sagan.Afrank said:Van Summeren and Nuyens haven't really been setting the cobbles alight since their big wins, have they? They might be able to do a decent job as domestiques (they would have to improve from their current level, especially Nuyens), but other teams like BMC or Sky would be able to provide better quality and higher level of domestique for him.
Plus, not sure Garmin could afford Sagan.
His weak point is, more than anything, the fact that it's almost impossible to win the monuments as a marked man with a fast sprint, unless you're: 1) the strongest rider in the race or 2) have an insanely strong team.Dekker_Tifosi said:Sagan needs to learn how to ride on cobbles. And that might sound strange, but that's ultimately his weak point in these classics
He's still going to enter in Tour of California and probably some other race before the Tour, so not much rest at all.TourOfTexas said:Hes either under trained or over raced this season. After a rest, he'll be back to dominate in the Tour.
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