Sagan to Astana? Hmmm…

So word on the pro cycling grapevine is that Peter Sagan has been linked to a possible move to Astana at the end of this season. With his current team (Tinkoff) not continuing into 2017, many of the big budget teams will be hunting this particular World Champ head.

Apparently  Specialized also would like to keep him on their bikes. I’m sure they weren’t thrilled with Cavendish switching to a team on Cervelos, especially as the Venge was basically designed around him!

But Astana? Really?

They have the budget to pay his wage with Nibali on the way out, but would it be a good move for the world champ to link up with the team with one of the worst doping records in the pro peloton?

Astana? The team with FIVE positive doping tests in recent times? In my view Astana shouldn’t even still have a World Tour license! I hope another quality team snaps him up soon. A move to Astana just wouldn’t sit right with me (plus their kit is rubbish).

3 Comments Add yours

  1. bgddyjim says:

    That’s really an interesting conundrum, isn’t it? He can’t go to Sky because SKY! Astana because doping. Orica ’cause Cav…

    The truth is, I just want him to go to a team that will help him…

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    1. Absolutely. Basically any other team besides Astana or Sky? Hehehe!

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  2. cyardin says:

    Nibali won’t stay at Astana, and I think you will find that it will be him joining Sagan and not the other way around. Wherever Sagan ends up.


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