News: Peter Sagan Debuts in Argentina


Peter Sagan and the Cannondale team will be competing in what is becoming a popular choice for pro teams, the Tour de San Luis (Argentina).

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Taking place from January 21 to 27, the race includes seven stages, an individual time trial and a lot of climbing. Tour de France Green Jersey and one of the most exciting and flamboyant riders in the peloton, Peter Sagan, will make his season debut on the roads of Argentina.


This race will be his first experience in the event at the Tour de San Luis and there he’ll come up against the likes of Thor Hushovd, Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen. The Slovakian champion will be the key rider for Cannondale Pro Cycling.

By his side will be Argentina’s own Lucas Sebastian Haedo (two stage victories in the 2009 Tour de San Luis), Japanese Nariyuki Masuda and German Michel Koch. American Ted King, Colombian Josè Sarmiento and Italian Mauro Da Dalto will complete the line-up led by directeur sportif Mario Scirea.

“After a long period of training, I really want to ride in a race,” said Sagan. “I’m ready to face this debut at Tour de San Luis, which will be a new and hard test for me. Climbs are good for training and I want to come back to Europe in good condition.”

“January is an important step in preparing for the Classics season, my first goal of the season. I would like to run this race without pressure. Of course, I would like also to be competitive in my stages and to help the team. Many important riders are here in Argentina and it will be a motivation to do my best.”


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