How much support could Movistar realistically give him in any race? Unless the deal involves bringing in a bunch of big lumps with himApparently, he is rumored to either stay for a year with Bora or move to Movistar.
Please, cycling gods, let me have one glorious year with Sagan and Valverde as teammates.
You are a fan of him. Do you seriously believe signing for Movistar will increase his chances of winning a big race next year compared to DQS?I would much rather see him at Movistar.
He is a cycling god and should never be demoted to an environment with a flat hierarchy with the likes of Lampaert or Sénéchal!
It's a good question. One thing I have always enjoyed about him is how he has always been the undisputed captain and put on a show every day.You are a fan of him. Do you seriously believe signing for Movistar will increase his chances of winning a big race next year compared to DQS?
I don't think he'd be winning left, right, and centre.But yes, I do realise I mostly focus on the down-side here and not so much the potential upside... I just don't think he would suddenly be winning left, right and centre if he were to ride for DQS as everybody else seems to think.
Aaah, of course! I was desperately trying to find a team that could be shortened to PL...The big boss of DQS
Movistar actually has a good team of helpers, but they don't have a leader for not so hilly classics. Cortina, Serrano, Erviti, Norsgaard, Jacobs are good support, and if Sagan brings one or two guys with him, I think it's a decent team.How much support could Movistar realistically give him in any race? Unless the deal involves bringing in a bunch of big lumps with him
Canyon already have Van der Poel, so they would probably not be as keen to get Sagan on board as to pay his wages.Don't forget that Patxi Vila is now the one in charge of the performance team and coaching at Movistar. He and Sagan go back and Sagan brought him to Bora initially from Tinkoff. And Sylwester Szmyd could also be part of the package as he is Sagans coach and they are old friends beyond that.
The complicated matter would probably be bike sponsors. Specialized will want to hold onto Sagan. If Sagan doesn't want to go to DQS or DQS doesn't want Sagan and he indeed is going to Movistar there would be the need for a decision. Don't think Movistar would reject the idea of Specialized sponsoring them. And Canyon, being german, would be a good fit for Bora. But do Bora want to change from Specialized? Or onto Canyon? Maybe Canyon want to have Sagan badly on their bikes?
Lots of questions.
And adding to your point: Sagan is a very recognizable link to Specialized products. He'd be jeopardizing long term, post retirement endorsements if he left. It's a rare athlete that can make post-career money and he must be considering that.Canyon already have Van der Poel, so they would probably not be as keen to get Sagan on board as to pay his wages.
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