So whats the view of Sagan? Godsend or Gobshite?

by farrell   July 3, 2012  

I cant believe some of the stick I've read, he is young and smashing his first Tour de France (so far), I think he is genuinely just buzzing off his own success as opposed to acting up and trying to rile other riders and I think its brilliant to watch.

What is the common consensus on here of "The Tourminater"*?

*That could well come back to bite him right on the arse if something causes him to DNF.

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Just been reading about him on Wikipedia Thinking Winning a championship race on a bike borrowed from his sister Surprise Winning a sprint after pulling his foot out of his pedal Surprise No handed wheelies Surprise ..... Thinking Bit of a no-brainer for me. Godsend

posted by SideBurn [906 posts]
4th July 2012 - 8:42

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Godsend. And he's on my team!

Pepita rides again!

posted by pepita1 [192 posts]
4th July 2012 - 8:47

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Sagan, is a talent that's not been seen since the likes of Merckx or the big Mig. His English Language will improve; and he could win the tour? well, one day.

posted by Mostyn [425 posts]
4th July 2012 - 8:53

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I wouldn't say he's either. He's a young guy making waves and he's clearly enjoying himself... much like another young guy who made waves, enjoyed himself then went and won a world championship.

He's great for the sport and hopefully he'll continue winning although Tourminator might be a push, and he'll definitely never be the Tourmalet-or.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th July 2012 - 8:53

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Did you see this on his wiki page?

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Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
4th July 2012 - 9:25

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Designed a t-shirt/hoody for any who deem him to be a true godsend...

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lethalfizzle/works/9065199

posted by fizzyd [3 posts]
4th July 2012 - 14:48

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I love him. He's amazing.

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [509 posts]
4th July 2012 - 22:00

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Absolutely fantastic - just what cycling needs! Love his interviews in English too.

The one where he unclipped his foot and still won was amazing - in the Tour de Suisse - went around corner with too much speed in the bunch, so unclipped and put foot down bmx-style, clipped back and sprinted to victory! Surprise

posted by daddyELVIS [557 posts]
4th July 2012 - 22:45

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some people might say this and I couldn't possibly comment but............

considering he's won so many stages this year, do you think he might be using something more powerful than just Weetabix?

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
4th July 2012 - 22:51

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Porridge?

posted by daddyELVIS [557 posts]
4th July 2012 - 22:58

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I dont trust him. He's a wrong'un.

posted by Some Fella [900 posts]
4th July 2012 - 23:17

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Porridge and Weetabix?

AND LOTS OF STEAK

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
4th July 2012 - 23:21

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From a Spanish butcher?

posted by daddyELVIS [557 posts]
4th July 2012 - 23:23

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Awkward Tongue

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
4th July 2012 - 23:41

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He's a character with stacks of talent to back it up with. More of the same please.

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posted by cavasta [220 posts]
5th July 2012 - 9:00

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londonplayer wrote:
some people might say this and I couldn't possibly comment but............

considering he's won so many stages this year, do you think he might be using something more powerful than just Weetabix?

Unless he's been at it since he was a kid, then no - he has been winning bike races (of all kinds) with his own particular flair for a number of years. I'd say he's just supremely talented (and I'll be enormously disappointed if that's not it).

Isn't it such a shame that when an exciting new talent comes through, everyone thinks he must be on the juice? That's not a dig at you, londonplayer, just a comment on the sorry state of the sport in past years...

posted by step-hent [714 posts]
5th July 2012 - 9:22

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A very talented young athlete. Nothing more, nothing less.

What people choose to make of him / label him as will be another thing entirely.

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posted by Simon E [2296 posts]
5th July 2012 - 9:46

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i still think he should keep a superman cape in his back pocket and as he is about to cross the line put it on and do the usual superman impression

posted by Lost faith in t... [120 posts]
5th July 2012 - 10:47

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Agree with step-hent. Again not digging at anyone. But what a sad state of affairs that anyone who wins is pretty much certain to get a finger of suspicion pointed at him.

Personally I think Sagan is a breath of fresh air.

posted by Super Domestique [1682 posts]
5th July 2012 - 14:07

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I admit that my first thoughts were,"I hope he is not chemically enhanced". I am convinced that cycling has a bad press because it is dealing with the problem. Other sports? Ermmmm?

posted by SideBurn [906 posts]
5th July 2012 - 22:02

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classic case of a former mountain biker kicking ass again. i like him, and i ride cannondale as well. but i didnt realise he is only 22. so i would say godsend.

and people moaning about his victory celebrations need to calm down!

if i won my first ever tdf stage on the first day i would be doing back flips

posted by russyparkin [578 posts]
6th July 2012 - 12:42

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russyparkin wrote:
if i won my first ever tdf stage on the first day i would be doing back flips

I'd be windmilling my cock over the handlebars.

posted by farrell [1843 posts]
6th July 2012 - 13:23

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SideBurn wrote:
Other sports? Ermmmm?

Lionel? Dr Fuentes will see you now...

posted by farrell [1843 posts]
6th July 2012 - 13:24

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Peter Sagan was 5 when George Hincapie rode his first TDF.

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [509 posts]
6th July 2012 - 20:40

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farrell wrote:
russyparkin wrote:
if i won my first ever tdf stage on the first day i would be doing back flips

I'd be windmilling my cock over the handlebars.

i would like to do that but it would take me 30 minutes to un-roll mine Sad

posted by russyparkin [578 posts]
6th July 2012 - 21:25

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then there's the worry of getting it caught in your cranks.

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [509 posts]
8th July 2012 - 12:46

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