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Sagan: “I’m still young, I still want to prove things”

Sagan: "Sigo siendo joven, todavía quiero demostrar cosas"

Peter sagan ended the 2021 season with a smile. The Slovak was proclaimed winner last Saturday of the Criterium of the Giro d’Italia, held in Dubai, at beat a whole Egan Bernal in the sprint, winner of the last edition of the Corsa Rosa. “I want to show some things yet. I’m good at this and I have time. When I decide that I want to stop, I will stop and never come back. But I’m still young right? “ explained the still Bora-Hansgrohe runner after his victory to the portal Cyclingnews.

Sagan hopes to transfer those good feelings to the new course, where will join the ranks of a TotalEnergies (2022 and 2023) that will enter a new dimension with its arrival. The French team recorded only six victories this year out of five for Sagan, including a stage of the Giro d’Italia (in addition to the points classification). All this, despite a preparation weighed down at the start of the season by the coronavirus and a knee injury that forced him to leave the Tour de France in the third stage.

“TotalEnergies is building a team around me, that’s what attracted me. I want to help TotalEnergies be a great team. The squad has many strong runners and long-time experience. I was visiting for a medical check-up and I was very surprised how they are organized and how they are working, what the base of the team is like. It’s very pretty, “Sagan declared.

Regarding the calendar that can mark the season of the three-time world champion, it would be focused on the classics and the World Cups, in addition to starting almost certainly in the Vuelta a San Juan: “From the start of next season I want to prepare well for the Classics and, being in a new French team, the Tour de France is going to be a priority. We will naturally look to the World Championships as well. “

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