Cold with the Bora-Hansgrohe team, where his contract will end at the end of the season, Peter Sagan should land in the Belgian team Deceuninck-Quick Step, according to many sources.
Fifteenth Sunday of the Tour of Flanders, which he won in 2016, Peter Sagan (31) attended as a spectator the recital of the Deceuninck-Quick Step team and his hero of the day the Dane Kasper Asgreen, enjoying a Decline of Julian Alaphilippe in the final to win at 26 years old at the expense of Mathieu van der Poel his first monument. Next season, Sagan should wear the same jersey as Asgreen (about to extend) and Alaphilippe. The Slovak, whose contract will end at the end of the season, should indeed leave the Bora-Hansgrohe team at the end of the current financial year and settle down at the Belgian team dear to Patrick Lefévère. According to several sources who came to confirm what was still only a transfer in the pipes, everything would even already be finalized and his new contract would already await the triple world champion on the road in Belgium between 2015 and 2017.
A very nice take for one of the best teams in the world at the moment – probably even the best when it comes to the classics – and a departure from Sagan that has become inevitable given the clash between the native of Zilina and the Bora-Hansgrohe boss Ralph Denk on the sidelines of this Tour of Flanders. In summary, Denk, skeptical of the ability of his former leader to shine again, had publicly estimated that the time had come for the seven-time winner of the green jersey on the Tour de France – he had inherited the nickname “Hulk” – to hand over and leave room for the next generation. Statements which had come to put an end before the hour to the clap of end of the Sagan chapter with the German team. The Slovak, when responding to his manager, had not let shine other than an announced end.
” Honestly, I don’t feel old. I’m 31, don’t feel like the fall of my career and think I’ve shown that I can still win races even though my spring has been hampered by the pandemic », Assured the rider, fourth of the last two editions of Milan – San Remo and who returned to success last month by winning the 6th stage of the Tour de Catalunya after five months without raising its arms. Sagan, ex-star in decline for many specialist, nevertheless hopes that his possible future successes, he will be able very quickly to benefit someone other than Denk. ” I had good years at Bora-Hansgrohe, but if Ralph considers me overwhelmed, that’s his opinion. If he thinks he doesn’t need me to win races for the team, I’ll be the first person to try and find a team that really wants me. »A message clearly received five out of five by Lefévère and his Deceuninck-Quick Step team.