Sagan extends contract with Liquigas Cannondale despite sponsorship uncertainty
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sagan extends contract with Liquigas Cannondale despite sponsorship uncertainty

by VeloNation Press at 5:44 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
 
Talented Slovakian’s signing likely to safeguard future of team

Peter Sagan Banking on the rider’s huge potential as a means of securing a backer for future seasons, Liquigas Cannondale team manager Roberto Amadio has extended the contract of Peter Sagan.

The Slovakian will, according to Telesport, remain with the team for the next three years. Amadio is however thought to only have the backing of Liquigas until the end of the current season, making it necessary to find a new sponsor.

Apart from having the proven Italian stage race winners Vincenzo Nibali and Ivan Basso on board, the presence of Sagan is a big guarantee of publicity. The rider is still just 22 years of age and should continue to improve for five to six more years, yet has clocked up a highly impressive set of results.

Those include overall victories in the Tour of Poland and Giro di Sardegna, stage wins in the Vuelta a Espana, Paris-Nice, the Tour of California, the Tour de Romandie, the Tour de Suisse, Tirreno-Adriatico, the Tour of Oman plus, this season, second in Gent-Wevelgem, fourth in Milan-Sanremo and fifth in the Ronde Van Vlaanderen.

If his momentum continues, he appears to be a rider who could dominate many aspects of the sport in the years to come.

Amadio realizes that, and in signing Sagan, he has all but guaranteed the future of his team.

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