BRATISLAVA, Aug 05, 2014 – Tour de France green jersey winner Peter
Sagan will join Tinkoff-Saxo next season, the Slovak daily Sport said on
It claimed the Russian-owned team would probably officially announce the
deal after Thursday’s stage of the Tour of Poland.
“The three-time winner of the green jersey from the Tour de France has
signed a contract with the team of Russian entrepreneur Oleg Tinkov,” the
Although the 24-year-old Slovak, currently with Italian team Cannondale,
won the Tour’s green jersey for the third year in a row last month, he failed
to win a stage this year.
He has had a fairly unsuccessful season by his high standards, with victory
at E3 Harelbeke his only major win this season, other than the Slovakian
national road race.
He was 2nd in Strade Bianche, 3rd at Gent-Welvelgem, sixth in Paris-Roubaix
and 10th at Milan-San Remo.
He also finished second in four Tour stages while coming fourth on another
Sagan was courted by Astana as well as the new Spanish team being built for
next season by Formula One star Fernando Alonso, the daily said.