Sagan sees opportunities in the Eneco Tour, Lotto-Jumbo fog ill Vanmarcke
Peter Sagan comes with a lot of ambition to the Eneco Tour, which Monday in Bolsward begins. At his first performance ever in the stage race through the Netherlands and Belgium, the Slovak, the lead in the UCI World Tour recapture.
Nairo Quintana took the lead in the world ranking of the Slovak world champion after he left the Tour of Spain to his name, had written.
“I have the Eneco Tour never driven, but it should be a course that fit me like a glove. With a good team, I think we had great results book”, showed Sagan Saturday on the website of his team Tinkoff know.
Sunday, the shuttle Slovak, incidentally, still have the road race at the european championships in the French Plumelec. He is then by plane to the Netherlands.
Sagan returned this week back from Canada, where he was the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec won and second behind the Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet in the GP Montreal.
“I did not expect that I already have”, told the Slovak attacker, who on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as a biker in action, and then only started in the Brittany Classic-Ouest France, where he died.
In the Eneco Tour he gets more support from the Polish time-trial specialist then Maciej Bodnar and the Russians Pavel Brutt, and Nikolay Trusov.
With the Dane Michael Valgren has Tinkoff also has a strong klassementsman in the team. “Our team are there in each stage opportunities”, said Sagan, who is only the team leader is designated.
“We have a few strong men around him. Bodnar has chances in the time trial and Valgren could play a role in the rankings, depending on how the course is progressing. But the focus of the team lies with Sagan”, was sports director Tristan Hoffman know.
Lotto-Jumbo will start on Monday without Sep Vanmarcke. The Belgian klassiekerspecialist is ill and missing this Saturday even though the course Primus Classic Raymond Impanis-Peter Van Petegem in his own country.
“No strength, couldn’t eat and drink. This morning still, so we decided that I make today and in the Eneco Tour won’t start,” reported Vanmarcke Saturday via Twitter.
The sports directors of Lotto-Jumbo be the Dutchman Timo Roosen in as a replacement. The Eneco Tour starts Monday with a ride in and around Bolsward.
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