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1. He has shown much better form than Cancellara this year- 2nd in Strade Bianchi behind his teammate, 2nd at MSR, stage wins in Tirreno Adriatico
2. he can climb almost as well as the climbers on shorter climbs (witness his ride on the Tour stage last year with the tacks)
3. He can sprint with the best of them
4. The course suits him
I think it's difficult to see how Cancellara is, we're gonna see it the next 40 days. I noticed he's a bit "relax" waiting for this month.
Having a good sprint could be useful for E3 or Gent, but isn't really important for Flanders and PR, where it's more difficult to arrive at the final km. in a group. And, as I said before you could have very good sprinting skills, but you need legs to sprint after more than 200 kms with cobbles and hills.
In Sanremo, more than Sagan, it's the rest of the people who learned a good lesson, now they know how to beat him, and he has the pressure of being the favourite in this races. He needs to win minimum one, or more than one classic in the next 40 days, everybody is expecting that.
Today we're gonna see more than how strong people arrive at Flanders, how the rest manage to win and eliminate Sagan. I think the tactic of "everybody against Peter" is gonna be repeated, something that I don't understand in teams like OPQS, for example.
Well, he's quite young, isn't he. Show me somebody who still wins regularly when others work against him.
He almost got it in Sanremo. It wasn't like Cancellara the year before when he was sure not to win.
Almost got it doesn't count. I can't remember who was 2nd in San Remo in 1980 and no one will give a shit in 2030 that Sagan was 2nd.
He was just sloppy last year at Flanders. He often seems to be when the pressure is on. Races such as ToC there isn't much pressure or competition and he's fine. He was great at the Tour last year when it was a late sprint/challenging finish or a break when he could just barge ahead but I can't remember too many instances where he was won based on tactics and not just on brute strength. Aside from Moser, who does he honestly have for support? And who on his team is actually an amazing classics rider that has enough results to really know these races and give him the proper mentorship he needs?
Sagan needs to get onto a different team with some people to learn from.
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