Peter Sagan

“I can’t get my head around it:” Cavendish says worlds result still hard to understand

Months after the Qatar world championships, Mark Cavendish has said that he rues the outcome of the race, believing that bad luck cost him a second rainbow jersey. The Briton won the worlds in 2011 and was in prime shape for the Qatar race, which was run off on a flat, fast and wind-buffeted course. …

Mark Cavendish interview: Merckx’s Tour record, Sagan’s worlds win, growing up and chilling out

Mark Cavendish was a relaxed figure at last week’s Team Dimension Data training camp in Calpe, Spain. At times a bundle of nerves during the season, the Manxman was much more chilled out as he made his final preparations for 2017. He’s come off the back of a superb first year with his new team, …

Peter Sagan on dealing with fame: Going from supermarket anonymity to Monaco glitz

When was the last time you ventured in to a supermarket? It’s not a question that’s usually asked in an interview with a professional. For some, supermarket shopping is a weekly task. For some there’s no need with the advent of home delivery services. But for Peter Sagan it’s an ordeal, so much so that …

Peter Sagan’s gold Specialized Venge ViAS Disc

This morning, the day before the Santos Tour Down Under’s official start, world champion Peter Sagan went out for one last training ride around Adelaide. While Sagan certainly isn’t unique in getting out for a final pre-TDU spin, the bike he rode certainly was. The gold of Sagan’s custom-painted Specialized ViAS Disc was near-blinding in …

Syncing with Sagan: Sam Bennett looks ahead to 2017

Sam Bennett has been his team’s main sprinter for three seasons but that will change in 2017. The Bora-hasgrohe team has stepped up a gear with a move to WorldTour and, more significantly, the signing of key riders including world road race champion Peter Sagan. Together with Rafal Majka and Leopold Konig, the new roster …

Peter Sagan considering using disc brakes for 2017 Paris-Roubaix

There has been controversy and debate about the use of disc brakes in pro cycling, but the rider who is arguably the biggest classics star in the peloton may be set to make the switch. World champion Peter Sagan has been testing a Specialized Roubaix disc-brake bike at the Bora-Hansgrohe training camp in Spain, and is likely to make …

What rainbow curse? 2016 was the year of the world champion

It’s the most decorated jersey in professional cycling. Win on the right day, and you wear the rainbow stripes for a year, the sport’s symbol of greatness. Yet there’s also an axiom in professional cycling that the rainbow jersey brings with it a curse — whether it be in the form of injury, illness, bad luck, or …

Sagan eyes Roubaix victory, hints that he could retire in ‘three, four, five, six years’

World champion Peter Sagan is still only 26 — he turns 27 in January — yet the Slovakian rider has alluded to the possibility that his professional career could be over as soon as 2019. Speaking with journalists at his gran fondo charity event in Westlake Village, California, over the weekend, Sagan said his career could perhaps last another …

Sagan hasn’t ruled out racing mountain bike again in 2017

World road champion Peter Sagan may again be racing a mountain bike in 2017. Speaking to journalists at his gran fondo charity event in Westlake Village, California, Sagan — who made the front group at the Olympic cross-country race in Rio de Janeiro before a puncture ended his medal chances — said that his contract with Bora-hansgrohe …

Analysis: After a superlative 2016 season, evaluating Peter Sagan’s place among cycling’s greats

With a second consecutive world title, and the top spot on the UCI rankings, Peter Sagan reminded the cycling world one last time in 2016 that, at age 26, he is the most dynamic rider of his generation. Just eight years into this professional career, U.S. Editor Neal Rogers examines how Sagan stacks up against …

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