And don't give me nice words like ''very'' good.. Put a number on it-
How many victories will Sagan get this year?
and a supplementary question:
How many for Cav?
Sagan is already on 3 victories, and has all 4 of Cannondale's podium spots for the year. Cav has 6 wins already, and should have a monster year with the power of OPQ behind him (or in front of him as the case may be)
I'll use Cycling Quotient as the arbiter of bragging rights at the end of the season..
Get your entry in by the end of March and in the case of a tie - the closest to the combined score - the tiebreakers are A) the entry with a perfect score for one rider, or then B) the earliest of the tied entries.
I think both guys will have a great year and if they stay injury free should share most of the sprints between them, leaving Kittel And Big Andre to fight over the scraps
Sagan: 12 (but I think they will be some big races)
Now the number of Podium finishes would make it even more interesting ! Sagen again on the weekend with a 2nd at Bianche. That guy is a machine.
Yep I agree Derek. If Cav makes it to the group sprint, he's a sure winner, but Sagan will feature on a lot more total podiums. I was quietly confident he'd win in Tuscany, right up to the final km. Canondale would be happy with Moser's effort too... Someone else to watch for in the classics
Yep, agreed. After watching the Prologue from Paris - Nice this AM there really is a wide range of young guns coming thru.It is going to be another interesting year. And the Classics haven't even started yet.
Two Stage wins for Peter Sagan ( one beating Cavendish and Griepel) at the Tirreno - Adriatico and did he look strong. Cavendish 'retired' and is presumably preparing for Milan San Remo. My tip for Milan San Remo, who else Sagan.! I might add that I thought Cadel looked very ordinary during the whole race and his TT was slow and he appears to have lost that 'zip' he had, again, which is a shame.
PS Milan - San Remo is being shown on SBS this Sunday night at about midnight so get your VCR's programmed.
It finishes at 0300 or there abouts :)
Sagan looks very good for Milan-San Remo. I think Gilbert has a good shot too. He looked good coming second in a (very) long sprint in Paris-Nice. Thor Hushovd got up that crazy climb in Tirreno - Adriatico pretty well, too, which gives BMC some nice options.
Boonen will obviously try & get away, and Quickstep will have Cav ready if he gets caught. Goss might be happy in a hard bunch sprint, too.
Sagan races to 7, Cav stuck on 6
Get your guess in by the end of the month ;-)