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…)