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Peter Sagan Receives Contract Offer From Fernando Alonso



In an interview with the Slovak newspaper, Pravda, Peter Sagan has revealed that he’s received an offer from Fernando Alonso to ride for his FACT cycling team in 2015.

Sagan indicated, that in addition to Alonso, several others teams have been courting him to join their squad after his contract with Cannondale expires at the end of 2014.  

“I have several offers, even from Dukla Trencin

“I am still contracted for a year. Everything is open and we’ll discuss it. I’m not saying that I will go, maybe I’ll stay. I’ll see how it develops.” 

Sagan was interviewed at an award ceremony, wherein he was named the Slovak sportsman and cyclist of the year. The 24-year old rider won more races (twenty-two) than any other rider in 2013, and he also claimed his second consecutive green jersey at the Tour de France. 

“For me, it’s not important to win 23 or 25 times, I would rather have quality wins,” Sagan said. “I would like to win in one of the most prestigious races, Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. If I could win one of them it would be enough, but maybe I can win two or three of them.”

However, despite his long list of victories this year, Sagan has yet to win one of the great monuments of cycling. He had a couple of close finishes in this year’s Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Flanders. In fact, he was the favorite to win ‘La Primavera’, however, those plans were usurped by surprise winner Gerald Ciolek. 

“I screwed Milan-San Remo up. I lost that one myself," he said of defeat in the snow-interrupted race. "It was definitely the worst conditions I’ve had. But even in races like that I try to remain positive. My leg was red with the cold and a couldn’t move my ankle, but I knew that it would pass. The conditions were the same for everyone, so I couldn’t complain. I do not think I’m the best, I still have a lot to learn to become better.”


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