The Vuelta San Juan race in Argentina was the starting point for Peger Sagan’s trip. The Bora-Hansgrohe racer will be very busy this year. He is scheduled to participate in the Giro d’Italia, and the Tour de France. In addition, Sagan set a maximum target at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Sagan has never been on a podium from the three stages of the implementation of Vuelta a San Juan. His best achievement is to occupy the fifth position on the second stage. “I still need more time to get optimal pedaling,” Sagan said.
Bora-Hansgrohe’s sporting director, Jan Valach gave a description of Sagan’s performance in Argentina. And the target that must be achieved by the Slovak rider this year. “This race is not too difficult. But this is good for preparation,” Valach said.
“You know how Peter is, he is an experienced racer and he is already at a good level,” he added as reported by CyclingNews.
After finishing the race in Argentina, Sagan will race at the Bianche Strade, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix, and a number of other classic races. In addition, Sagan also participated in the Giro d’Italia, and the Tour de France.
“We want him to start the season in a different way. It is not easy, exactly, but this is easier,” said the former racer Dukla Trencin-Merida.
After the Tour de France, Sagan’s ambition was to go down at the Tokyo Olympics. Sagan hopes to get a gold medal in the four-yearly multi-event. Even though the Olympics are only a week away from the Tour de France, Bora-Hansgrohe wants Sagan to get the best results in Japan.
“Sagan is the type of racer who can build his condition with training. Then he only needs a few races to get back to the best performance,” concluded Valach.