Watching this video for the first time, I must comment on what questions it caused me to consider. First of all, there is NO doubt that Peter Sagan is one the best on bike. I thoroughly enjoy his care-free attitude and relaxed demeanor, displaying the appearance of a genuinely nice guy. I understand the Sagan is just learning English, so it is hard to determine his “depth of understanding” when he struggles to answer basic questions in an interview . . . the way I would probably sound in a French interview. All of this leads me to wonder what he thinks of his role in Tinkoff.
Alberto Contador, Ivan Basso, Rafal Majka, Michael Rogers . . . okay, money can buy happiness. It can also cause a lot of confusion and grief. Where will Bjarne Riis place Sagan in the big GC races? Will Sagan have the same role as he did with Cannondale? Will he be satisfied to win the sprints or hold the role of a very well-paid domestique? There is a TON of ego on that team. Yep, money can solve hurt feelings, but for many, I’m sure, it’s not about more money as much as it is being considered the best. This year could be interesting when it comes to Tinkoff-Saxo.