- Breaking news! Sagan joins Tinkoff-Saxo
Sagan isn’t a sprinter. He’s a fantastic all rounder.
Anyway this is more about Oleg Tinkoff throwing his cash about to build a super team, isn’t it?
Man with lots of cash (and possibly questionable position over doping in general unfortunately – let’s say ambivalent at best) who loves cycling (because that’s unquestionable) buys new toys, basically.Posted 3 years agoSoloMember
I wonder why this agreement has been made. Is it for Sagan to bring the green jersey to TS ? Or because TS think they can develop Sagan, help him to improve ?
While, obviously, he’ll be paid for his services, I hope someone works with Sagan to get the best out of him. I think theres more to come from Sagan, besides podium hijinx.Posted 3 years agomrblobbyMember
Didn’t Oleg tweet only yesterday that he’d failed to sign him and assumed he was off to Alonso’s team?!
Good move for Sagan though for the spring classics. Got a strong team there to support him. As for the GT’s, he can pretty much with the green jersey single handed so doubt he’s too bothered about the focus being on Contador.Posted 3 years agomrhoppySubscriber
Spring classics & green jersey seem sensible enough reasons. There are teams like OPQS, Giant Shimano and Lotto Bellisol happy to do the chasing on the flat stages of the GTs chasing stage wins, Cannondale didn’t do that much this year. On the more intermediate stages TST will be interested enough and he just has to follow the boss and clean up the sprint.Posted 3 years agoslackaliceMember
According to the BBC Sports breaking news feed.
Sagan switches to Tinkoff-Saxo teamPosted 3 years ago
Posted at 10:24
Denmark-based team Tinkoff-Saxo sign Slovakian sprinter Peter Sagan on a three-year contract from Cannondale.
Sagan, 24, has won the Tour de France green jersey for the points classification winner three times, and will join twice Tour winner Alberto Contador at the team owned by Russian entrepreneur Oleg Tinkov.mudsharkMember
Last year there were rumours he’d join Alonso, in recent months it was Tinkoff-Saxo, so think Oleg was just having some fun with that.
Cannondale were working very hard at times for Sagan to chase down breaks which Tinkoff-Saxo won’t do, assumption is he doesn’t need to win stages to win the points jersey but he does want stage wins so maybe he accepts he’ll just have to fight for those as best he can – often does that on the hillier stages.Posted 3 years agohigthepigMember
It is a few days old the news, must be a slow day for BBC Sport, the following has a good list of changes:
Will be interesting to see how a change to a new team pads out, hopefully they will look after him in the classics, he appears to be one of the few entertainers in the peleton.Posted 3 years agoedlongMember
Certainly on this year’s TdF Sagan was a bit of a lone wolf – didn’t seem to get any particular support from the team when it counted. If he’s happy riding for a team knowing that the domestiques will be focussed on a GC contender then fair play to him, he may be able to contribute to the team effort with maverick breakaways to upset rival teams?Posted 3 years ago
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