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Sagan Struggling With Wins

Slovakian riding star Peter Sagan is passing through a rough phase lately- the reigning cycling season has long started but Sagan somehow could not please his fans nor his team with one remarkable win.

Sagan-mania reached its peak 2 years back in 2013 in Ghent-Wevelgem. The Slovakian impressed the cycling with his spectacular foray into the escape group, came up with a great attack & celebrated his dramatic win with glory & pride. Cut to 2015, the scene is completely different. According to many, Sagan has left thinking of varied means to celebrate his wins & he is hardly striving to win.

This rings alarm for his team Tinkoff-Saxo who signed up the Slovakian great last winter on a 3-year deal that runs till 2017. The hefty deal is worth 4million Euros annually and Tinkoff has pinned all hoped to relive some of the Sagan-mania.

“Worried? Yes, certainly we would love to secure a win yet we aren’t the sole team in this position struggling for a good classic”, remarked Tristan Hoffman, the sports director from Tinkoff-Saxo.

“Mentally there is no such problem. Sagan is full confident about himself.”

He had a win last June (29th) at national championships which was merely anything for a great rider like him. His last win in the international circuit was the stage win at Tour Swiss on 16th June, 2014. (more…)

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Francois Pervis says That He Wanted To Win Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders

Francois Pervis, the 30 years old French Cyclist who competes in the track cycling category is making preparations for defending three of his titles in the World Track Cycling championships scheduled to be held in Paris which will start from this week.

Pervis, who has earned the title of world’s fastest man, has said that when he was a junior, he showed signs of potentially becoming successful in cyclo-cross category. Pervis has also said that once his dream was to ride in the one day Classics races namely the Paris Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. At the very beginning of his career, Francois Pervis used to ride the road races.

Two of his competitors at that time were Sebastian Turgot, who rides for the Ag2r-La Mondiale team and Damien Gaudin who also rides for the above mentioned team. Another competitor of Francois Pervis was Vincent Jerome rides for the Europcar team. Pervis said that there was intense competition between him and his rivals. He regrets not becoming a professional cyclist at the same time when his rivals became professional riders. He said that when his rivals became professional cyclists, his training was not equal in intensity to that of his rivals, rather it was less. (more…)