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by Mark Zalewski
July 1, 2016
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Americans at the 2016 Tour de France: Who’s racing, and what are their objectives?; Drapac signs five-year deal as co-title sponsor of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team; hansgrohe joins Bora as co-sponsor for 2017; Sagan joining Bora–Hansgrohe in 2017?; Cycling Canada names team for Rio; Numainville left off Canadian Olympic team; Tiffany Cromwell: “It’s not the end of the world if I’m not selected [for Rio]”; Wiggle and Chain Reaction merger approved; USADA, UCI sign information-sharing agreement; Cylance roster for Giro Rosa; Giant-Alpecin unveils special “July Kit” for Tour de France; Cyclist killed by grizzly bear; Bike share cyclist arrested for slapping fire fighter; Pro mountain biker takes Walmart bike down serious trails
Rumors have been circulating as to where world champion Peter Sagan will ride next year after his current Tinkoff team closes its doors. Now there are reports that he will race for the current Bora-Argon 18 team as it adds a new co-sponsor Hansgrohe for 2017.
Team manager Ralph Denk would not publicly confirm the reports.
“At this point Sagan is too big a name for our team,” Denk said at the pre-Tour de France press conference. “From what I’ve heard it’s huge money. For sure it would be a dream to have rider like him in the team but we’ll see.”
However, the addition of Hansgrohe and Denk’s bid to make the team WorldTour next season the budget could be big enough to include Sagan.
Specialized has a large sponsorship deal with Sagan and would likely follow him to whatever team he chooses, along with cash and equipment.
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