Peter Sagan

Sagan’s Olympic MTB dream ends with early puncture, but oh, what might have been

In the end, the dream of an Olympic mountain-bike medal wasn’t to be for Peter Sagan. The world road champion — and one of the most exciting bike racers most anyone who has followed the sport can recall — would not add to his incredible 2016 season with an Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro. But …

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Sagan and Specialized ink three year deal with Bora-hansgrohe

Bora-hansgrohe’s long-stated plans to move up to WorldTour level have received a massive boost with confirmation that world road race champion Peter Sagan will compete with the team from 2017. Specialized, which has had a successful partnership with Sagan this year on the Tinkoff team, has announced that it has signed a three year agreement …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 8: 2016 Tour de France finale

In this concluding podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded the morning after Sunday’s final stage in Paris, our team on the ground in France — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the standouts from the last block of racing. These include the battle for yellow and the key moments …

Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 21

Photography by Cor Vos, Kristof Ramon, BrakeThrough Media Puting a positive spin on a frustrating Tour de France that had delivered one close call but no sprint victories, Andre Greipel’s (Lotto-Soudal) victory in his German national champion’s jersey. “I can’t describe it,” Grepiel said. “I’m just super proud of what we’ve achieved today. I’ve raced …

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Andre Greipel takes final sprint victory on Champs-Elysees, Chris Froome wins third Tour de France

Putting a positive spin on a frustrating Tour de France that had delivered one close call but no sprint victories, Andre Greipel’s long journey through the Pyrenees and the Alps paid off on the Champs-Élysées in Paris with a stage victory in his German national champion’s jersey. Greipel, who had taken at least one stage win in every Grand …

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Zakarin climbs to Tour de France stage win, Froome extends GC lead

Russian Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) climbed his way to a mountaintop stage victory on Wednesday in stage 17 of the Tour de France, held entirely in Switzerland, as riders from the breakaway fought for victory on the hors categorie climb of the Col de la Gueulaz to the finish in Emosson. Jarlinson Pantano (IAM) finished as …

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Anatomy of a bike throw: Sagan’s stage-winning lunge for the line

BERN, Switzerland (CT) – It’s a cruel reality of bike racing that a stage of more than 200km can be decided by mere centimetres. That the difference between success and defeat can be less than 0.00001% of a race’s total distance. And for the loser, the pain of defeat is only compounded when that loss …

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In photo finish, Sagan snatches third stage win at 2016 Tour de France

There was was no fairytale Tour de France ending for Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) on Monday in Berne, the Swiss rider’s hometown, as Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took the Stage 16 victory out of a select group, in a photo finish. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) finished second by mere centimetres and Sondre Holst Enger (IAM) finished third. Cancellara was …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 15

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon, BrakeThrough Media Colombia’s Jarlinson Pantano out-sprinted Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) at the Tour de France Sunday to take a stellar victory for his IAM Cycling team, which is disbanding at the end of the season. Panatano and Majka were part of the original day’s breakaway, with …

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