Het Nieuwsblad reports that the German team will make the move up to WorldTour level and recruit Sagan along with a new title sponsor
The team is unlikely to remain on Argon 18 bikes, with Specialized involved in the deal to bring the world champion to the team and will likely become the team’s bicycle sponsor. The American bike manufacturer is reportedly ending its deal with Astana at the end of the current season.
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Bathroom supply company Hansgrohe is also set to come on board as the team’s co-title sponsor with Bora, with Sagan’s brother Juraj and Rafal Majka set to join, as well as fellow Slovakians Erik Baska and Michael Kolar.
With Tinkoff set to close at the end of the 2016 season, a number of riders are still looking for teams next season. While announcements can’t officially be made until August 1 under UCI rules, Sagan’s move could then be confirmed along with Alberto Contador’s possible move to Trek-Segafredo.