Following on from a three-week break after his participation at Paris-Roubaix, Peter Sagan (BORA – hansgrohe) will return to action at Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt, which will mark his first participation in the German one-day race.
The demanding 220km parcours in the Taunus mountains, with a finishing circuit in Frankfurt, will kick-start the second part of the season for the UCI World Champion.
Following on from Eschborn-Frankfurt, he will line up at the Amgen Tour of California and Tour de Suisse, before the Tour de France start in Düsseldorf. His primary goal there will be to add to his five consecutive wins of the Green Jersey.
Peter Sagan – “For sure it will be special for the whole team, but also for myself, to race in front of our German fans. I hope it will be a big cycling party, but this will only be the first cycling party this year, because we also have the Grand Depart in Düsseldorf ahead of us. For sure we will have a strong line-up and several cards to play. The only thing important is, that one of our team can fight for the win in the end in front of our home crowd.”
Ralph Denk, Team Manager – “I already said, that this year in Frankfurt we’ll go for the win. We will have a strong line-up, with Peter as leader. As a German WorldTeam, the first race of the year in our home country is very important for our sponsors, for the fans, for ourselves. To have the UCI World Champion in a German team, means of course, that the fans in Germany want to see him race here in Germany. Obviously best would be to take the win. But we will prepare for all different kind of race tactics and bring a line-up for different race scenarios.”