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Teams & Riders Peter Sagan discussion thread.

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SKSemtex said:
Changing team probably means that we will not have to do the "american" preparation for his third peak. Which should be Ponferada of course.

I have heard some rumours about Vuelta. Anybody has some info?

In slovak media it's written that he's going to race san sebastian this sunday and then vuelta. So we'll see, last time he rode vuelta, the points jersey just slipped close under his fingers. I don't know if Degenkolb will ride it, but it could be nice battle between them, as I guess Kittel won't be riding it.
 
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tomorrow said:
In slovak media it's written that he's going to race san sebastian this sunday and then vuelta. So we'll see, last time he rode vuelta, the points jersey just slipped close under his fingers. I don't know if Degenkolb will ride it, but it could be nice battle between them, as I guess Kittel won't be riding it.


http://sport.sme.sk/c/7305504/sagan-je-slovenskou-znackou-po-tour-je-spokojny.html
(in Slovak)

Už najbližšiu sobotu sa postaví na štart pretekov World Tour v San Sebastiáne a potom príde na rad aj ďalšie podujatie Grand Tour Vuelta a Espaňa.
"Tú beriem predovšetkým ako prípravu na majstrovstvá sveta. Verím, že stihnem po nich dovolenku i oddych," uviedol Sagan.

My translation: He will start in San Sebastian and on Vuelta.
Sagan said: "I consider Vuelta foremost as a preparation for World Championships. I believe that after WC I'll have some time for holiday and relaxing."
 
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Nice.

I saw he posted a picture of himself yesterday in Monaco, which I found a bit strange. I thought he'd have a bit of a break or go back to Slovakia at least, but evidently he does plan to race.
 
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I think this is a terrible choice for him if he wants to win Classics. He will have Matti Breschel and Chris Anker as domestiques. i.e., he will again be alone in the finale of the big races, and everyone will gang up on him as usual. Nothing will change.
 
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TourOfTexas said:
I think this is a terrible choice for him if he wants to win Classics. He will have Matti Breschel and Chris Anker as domestiques. i.e., he will again be alone in the finale of the big races, and everyone will gang up on him as usual. Nothing will change.

Nah, AC will be gone by the end of next year. Tinkoff will build a team around Sagan for the next three years.
 
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TourOfTexas said:
I think this is a terrible choice for him if he wants to win Classics. He will have Matti Breschel and Chris Anker as domestiques. i.e., he will again be alone in the finale of the big races, and everyone will gang up on him as usual. Nothing will change.

One thing will change, unless Sagan is totally lost behind the cart........
Tactics both individual and team wise.... Big wins will come.... Wait and see...
 
TourOfTexas said:
I think this is a terrible choice for him if he wants to win Classics. He will have Matti Breschel and Chris Anker as domestiques. i.e., he will again be alone in the finale of the big races, and everyone will gang up on him as usual. Nothing will change.

What other team do you think he should've gone to? Before this happenned, Tinkoff always seemed to me like the most logical choices. Other teams either have riders with big conflicting interest with Sagan (strong classic rider or big name sprinter) or don't think Sagan fit the budget plan.
And Breschel, Trussov & co. are I think less hopeless than his old Cannondale helpers.
 
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gunara said:
What other team do you think he should've gone to? Before this happenned, Tinkoff always seemed to me like the most logical choices. Other teams either have riders with big conflicting interest with Sagan (strong classic rider or big name sprinter) or don't think Sagan fit the budget plan.
And Breschel, Trussov & co. are I think less hopeless than his old Cannondale helpers.

I agree that it is better than Cannondale. What Sagan needs is a teammate who can make the final group and close down a few attacks - not even all attacks, just a few. The OPQS guys usually have two in any final group and it works well for them. Sagan should have demanded that TS sign another strong classics rider along with him. Boom was free at the time. Vandenburg is perfect for this role.
 
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TourOfTexas said:
I agree that it is better than Cannondale. What Sagan needs is a teammate who can make the final group and close down a few attacks - not even all attacks, just a few. The OPQS guys usually have two in any final group and it works well for them. Sagan should have demanded that TS sign another strong classics rider along with him. Boom was free at the time. Vandenburg is perfect for this role.

It's likely they will sign one more classics rider, EBH is rumored. Wouldn't be as good as one of the same level as Boom, but not too bad. Should do for a good domestique for him.

Riding domestique for Sagan for a season or two could be good for EBH in the long run as well IMO.