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"I would like to win the Green Jersey at the Tour. After that I can be parallel with Erik Zabel."

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22.11.2016 @ 11:33 Posted by Renaud Breban

At his charity Gran Fondo in Westlake Village, California, Peter Sagan has told Cyclingnews about his main goals for next season. The new Bora-Hansgrohe leader targets the Tour de France where he wants to equal Erik Zabel’s record of six green jerseys.

 

"I would like to win the Green Jersey at the Tour. After that I can be parallel with Erik Zabel", he explained. "For me, there are three parts of the season. For the Classics, I would like to win Paris-Roubaix. Milan-San Remo is a little bit of a lottery. I try every year to win San Remo, and then I won two times the world championship. I am trying, but it is racing. You can do one bad movement, and you are out of it. Cycling is like that. You are riding for six hours, then it is over in three seconds."

 

Sagan is feeling good ub his new team. "I wanted to bring my group. The big teams, they plan everything, and it is difficult to bring in your group. In cycling, it is very important in what group you are staying. It was very important to take my director sportif, coach, the riders, mechanics, masseuse. That is the most important thing I have learned in seven years as a professional is to be, not relaxed, but calm."

 

Sagan is considering some mountain bike races too. "It was part of the deal with Bora. We will see how the schedule goes during the year. It's not easy to change from road to mountain bike. This year I did a lot of preparation for the Olympics, but it was very difficult. For mountain bike, it might be better if I go just for fun. We'll see."

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