Speaking with ITV at the Tour de France, Oleg Tinkov, owner of Peter Sagan’s Tinkoff team, said he expects the Slovak world champion will ride for German team Bora – Hansgrohe in 2017.
VeloNews reported on this anticipated trade at the start of the Tour de France. Multiple sources confirmed the deal in late June, although Bora team manager Ralph Denk was mum, as UCI rules forbid trade announcements until August 1.
“We are going to present a strong roster to the UCI in August, we can also show our budget, then the final decision for the WorldTour license is up to them,” Denk said at the pre-Tour press conference. “I hope we get the green light.”
So far, Sagan has won three stages at the 2016 Tour de France and looks to have his fifth consecutive green jersey locked up.