Peter Sagan signs for Tinkoff-Saxo

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Peter Sagan has signed for Tinkoff-Saxo ahead of the 2015 season with his former team Cannondale set to fold.

Sagan has signed a three year contract with the Danish team and it is also said that two of his teammates will join him at his new team.


The sprinters brother Juraj Sagan and Maciej Bodnar have also agreed deals with Tinkoff-Saxo.

Many teams were reportedly interested in signing Sagan including Vincenzo Nibali's Astana and Fernando Alonso's new team but the Slovak opted to work with Alberto Contador.

I'm not sure what sort of role Sagan will play at Tinkoff-Saxo as he will no longer be the main man. At Cannondale he was the only person who was really going to win any stages but at his new team he will have to contend with Contador and Rafal Majka.


However I do think he will continue his dominance in the green jersey competition at the Tour de France.

Tinkoff-Saxo team manager Bjarne Riis was full of praises for Sagan and believes he can win many more stages.

Riis said, according to Sky Sports: “We are happy and proud to present and welcome Peter Sagan on the team in 2015 on a long-term three-year contract,"

"Peter is without doubt one of the biggest talents in cycling and one of the biggest names already.

"He has a winning mentality, he’s visible and active in the finales and he, without doubt, has the ability to bring home victories.


“It will be exciting to work with Peter also for me personally. He has a huge talent and he’s already very strong but I believe he has even more potential than what we’ve seen so far.

"He still has a lot to learn about the tactical aspects of cycling to fully optimize his power but I believe that we are fully able to help him improve even more. Next year, we’ll have a very strong team to support him and to aim for big wins throughout the season.”

Sagan's former team Cannondale are set to fold out the end of the season but they are set to join up with Garmin-Sharp.

Tinkoff-Saxo are going to be very strong next season and even at this early stage they will probably be the favourites to win the 2015 Tour de France. They have a balance of overall contenders, sprinters and climbers.

There is actually the potential for the team to win every coloured jersey in the race next year.

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