Teams & Riders Peter Sagan discussion thread.

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I think for any leader it should be Leader + 2 Support riders(With 1 of them the last man) + 1 Mechanic + 1 Doctor/Physio etc. Any more support should come from the team itself and if more support is required, it should from his personal management not on the team. Consider team size in a GT is 8 and a one day race is 7 , if the Sagan 5 are there where is the space to accomodate the other leaders and would Sagan 5 extend the same support for other leaders. In the DSQ team that would be impossible.
Yeah I can't see how the Sagan 5 would fit with Asgreen being the protected rider.
 
I don't really see any stages where Sagan will score and the other sprinters won't so him winning green seems massively unlikely.
I wouldn't say "massively" unlikely, he'll just have to work harder for it. He is still one of the most consistent sprinters in the peloton, and he'll finish top 5 in most stages/intermediates, where others will fluctuate from 1st to 20th. Last year's course was perfect for Bennett, Bennett won almost every head to head between the 2, and Sagan got relegated from 2nd place on stage 11, but still the jersey was mathematically up for grabs on the Champs Elysees. So this year could be more of the same, which would be great.
 
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I wouldn't say "massively" unlikely, he'll just have to work harder for it. He is still one of the most consistent sprinters in the peloton, and he'll finish top 5 in most stages/intermediates, where others will fluctuate from 1st to 20th. Last year's course was perfect for Bennett, Bennett won almost every head to head between the 2, and Sagan got relegated from 2nd place on stage 11, but still the jersey was mathematically up for grabs on the Champs Elysees. So this year could be more of the same, which would be great.
Van der Poel is gonna be a tough nut to crack though. Could be a very fun battle!
 
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Van der Poel is gonna be a tough nut to crack though. Could be a very fun battle!
If van der Poel goes for green he will win it with ease. However I don't expect him to. I suppose he will try to win as many stages as possible, but not contest the intermediate sprints (and maybe even drop out early). Since Bora will do everything to get the points there, Sagan will win green, unless Bahrain goes in for Colbrelli, but their team doesn't look like they will.
 
If van der Poel goes for green he will win it with ease. However I don't expect him to. I suppose he will try to win as many stages as possible, but not contest the intermediate sprints (and maybe even drop out early). Since Bora will do everything to get the points there, Sagan will win green, unless Bahrain goes in for Colbrelli, but their team doesn't look like they will.
As far as I know, Alpecin is "forcing" VdP to complete the Tour, and knowing VdP he probably can't help himself then. I think he'll go for it. Colbrelli is another good call for sure, if Bahrain lets him loose. It was disastrous to see him on such a tight leash last year.
 
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If van der Poel goes for green he will win it with ease. However I don't expect him to. I suppose he will try to win as many stages as possible, but not contest the intermediate sprints (and maybe even drop out early). Since Bora will do everything to get the points there, Sagan will win green, unless Bahrain goes in for Colbrelli, but their team doesn't look like they will.
MVP is massively talented. Peter Sagan...motivated to undo the humiliation of last year's relegation "win" by Sam Bennett will be trying very hard to make every moment count. He's spent other Tours doing bottle duty because he's had a good lead in the jersey points but I think that ends with this GT. How it works out for all is going to be interesting and Sagan flourishes when there are multiple contenders.
 

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