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by Mark Zalewski
July 21, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Zakarin climbs to Tour de France stage win, Froome extends GC lead; Spratt wins penultimate stage of Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen; GC Leader Buts sprints to stage 4 win in Qinghai Lake; Jelle Wallays wins Grand Prix Cerami; Sagan signs €6 million contract with Bora-hansgrohe; Cavendish leaves Tour de France on second rest day to prepare for Olympics; Your guide to La Course by le TDF; First all-black women’s pro cycling team forming in Africa; Henao on riding against former flatmate; New professiona; Cyclist hit by vehicle on first ride with camera; Sagan: Life is like a movie (part 2)
Peter Sagan has reportedly signed a contract with German team currently known as Bora-Argon 18 for €6 million a year, which will make him the highest paid cyclist in the world.
World champion, and green jersey, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) checks his tan lines before the start. Photo: Cor Vos.
TASR newswire quoted his current team owner Oleg Tinkov.
“Peter Sagan has already signed with Bora, it’s a done deal. Give him much more as I gave him me. With me it was 4.5 million euros a year, they offered him six. And after that I overpay riders,” said Tinkov, who has said he is closing his team at the end of the season.
The team will be known as Bora-hansgrohe in 2017 as a new co-title sponsor comes on board.
Sagan was rumored to be talking with Astana, Trek and Etixx-QuickStep.
Click through to read more at TASR Newswire.