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myth1908

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Interview with Peter Sagan
« on: July 07, 2014, 09:15 »
Hello everyone. Interview with Peter Sagan just got confirmed via his manager. They expect my questions via e-mail by thursday and he will answer as soon as he can.

So, post if you have any questions to send him.
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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 09:46 »
    Excellent work myth, looking forward to this!

    As for quesions, I'll give it some further thought for better questions today, but I'm of course interested in his seeming 'alliance' with Nibali ;) They've been helping each-other out, e.g. the T-A stage where Nibali won the GC and Sagan the stage, and Tour stage 2 where Sagan didn't chase Nibali. How did that continue after Nibali left Liquigas / Cannondale, and does he think it will play a further role in races?
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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 09:49 »
    *it seems that i won't be able to wait for your answers untill thursday. it's because the interview might be done via phone, tomorrow night. i will contact them after today's stage.
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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 10:08 »
    OMG myth thats amazing  :woohoo


    ok - questions

    You have had some incredible wins for someone so young, but have so far missed out on a monument.  Is that your major goal?  What do you consider more important for you - a monument, a yellow jersey or the World Champs?

    How disappointed were you not to make the final selection last year, and what will you be doing differently this year to try and get that bit closer?  Your sprint is obviously pretty good, do you have to sacrifice some of that top end speed in order to ensure that you make the final group - and will that hamper you when up against the likes of Alejandro Valverde and the might of the Spanish team?

    How is cycling developing in Slovakia?  Is the UCI doing enough for grass roots cycling development in countries like Slovakia which traditionally havent had a really strong cycling presence?  What do you think they could be doing?

    I dont want to ask about doping so much as how you see cycling going forward - Do you think that cyclists such as you (who is clearly one of the leaders for the future) have a responsibility in cycling to fix the mistakes and reputation from the past?  How hard is it not to get disappointed and angry at the accusations and insinuations that people make? Do you use that as motivation?

    Who are you friends with in the peloton?

    Do you find it hard being the superstar of the future when other riders your age are allowed a bit more leniency in finding their way?

    We were only discussing the Tour of Flanders podium incident the other day - do you think you will ever be allowed to move on from that?  Have your thoughts on the 'place' of podium girls in cycling (and whether its appropriate to have them at all) changed at all since that incident?  Do you think its the riders who should be making some of those changes, or left to the administrators?

    How do you feel about race radio's?  Has that issue died down or is it still discussed?

    When is your contract up?  Will you be re-signing with the current management (whatever the team is called or which sponsor is involved) or are you looking around?  How do you decide which team is a good fit for you?


    thats probably it for now ... I can add plenty more if you want  :P
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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 10:29 »
    In the Worlds, do the Slovakians have alliances/agreements with other nations to make up for the low numbers?
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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 10:30 »
    Cycling can be like the movies in that some great young riders get typecast. You have shown a polyvalent ability in the Classics, sprints and even stage racing. Do you find that there is pressure to choose a path or to focus your ambitions on a particular discipline?
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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 12:30 »
    Let us first test his memory.  :P

    You've lost the 2008 Junior Cyclocross World Championship to Arnaud Jouffroy. Arnaud argued that you and Lubomir Petrus agreed to an alliance against him, is that correct?

    The course that day was very muddy and slippery. Did bike handling make the difference?

    What are your memories of your cyclocross past?


    There was a huge controversy between you and Cancellara prior to the 2013 Milan-Sanremo. Do you think he really wanted to make you lose the classic more than to win it himself and have you reconciled since?

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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 21:16 »
    How do you decide when to shave and when to let it grow out?

    Considering that your brother is older, how does he view all of your outstanding achievements? Do you hope to help him win something some day?
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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #8 on: July 07, 2014, 21:20 »
    Are you going to move teams at the end of the season?

    Do you feel that you need to specialise more in one particular area of the sport (ie. sprinting, cobbles) if you want to win the very biggest races?

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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #9 on: July 07, 2014, 21:33 »
    Wow - what an opportunity! Great!

    Personally, I would like to see Sagan's answer to the Vayer question above. But, as you know, that could make relationships difficult.

    I could not add anything to the other excellent questions already posted.
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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #10 on: July 08, 2014, 09:22 »
    do you think it's possible for the same team to win yellow and green at the tour anymore? and would a major GC guy at a team put you off joining said team?

    do any in race tactical decisions haunt you afterwords? if only i'd followed that/sprinted earlier/attacked on the descent etc or are you able to move on quite easily.

    flip side of the previous Q, any races you won where you felt there were much stronger guys but your tactics won it for you?
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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #11 on: July 08, 2014, 21:09 »
    What are your memories of your cyclocross past?

    One question just sprang to my mind and that is slightly related but I'd really like to have his opinion on this:

    Do you think cyclocross and mountainbike are very good "schools" for road cycling?
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    Re: Interview with Peter Sagan
    « Reply #12 on: July 09, 2014, 10:29 »

    Have they any stories to go in this thread?
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