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Sagan’s busy schedule
Two Grand Tours, the Classics and the Olympics. The three-time world champ aims to keep himself busy in 2021.
Peter will return to the Giro d’Italia, which he took a liking to. He will also go back to the Tour, where he will hope to reclaim the ŠKODA Green Jersey. The Classics won’t (hopefully) coincide with the Giro this year, which will give Sagan a chance to improve his record there. And don’t forget the delayed Olympics. The Slovakian champ will hope to make some splash there in the road race.
Last season didn’t go according to plan for Sagan. At least in the sense that he didn’t win the ŠKODA Green Jersey at the Tour which everyone sort of expects from him now. Bora-Hansgrohe sports director Ján Valach talked about the last and the upcoming season in an interview for the Slovakian newspaper Pravda.
“I think he did well. He fought for the green every day in the Tour and continued that line in the Giro. He lacked better preparation because in other years he had a fuller schedule for the Tour,” Valach explained.
“He is now at the ideal age for this,” Valach said of the Classics. “In any case, they will be his main target in the coming seasons. Of course, it is also important that he retains his mental energy and that he enjoys it anyway. He is a fighter and he can still take victories, especially in the classic games and also in the bunch sprints – if the situation is optimal for that.”
We should mention that his 5-year contract expires at the end of the season. Do you think he’ll make a change or stay at Bora-Hansgrohe? Let us know.
He Is On Fire
Today marks the first day in 2021 without a Mathieu van der Poel win. 🧢
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Please, 2021, Do Not Do This
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