World Champion Sagan Rockets To TOC 16th Career Win

WORLD CHAMPION PETER SAGAN ROCKETS TO 16TH CAREER  Amgen TOUR OF CALIFORNIA STAGE WIN IN CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST   Seconds Separate Race Leaders Heading into Tomorrow’s 99-mile Ride from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita   MORRO BAY, Calif. (May 16, 2017) – BORA-hansgrohe’s two-time defending World Champion Peter Sagan (SVK) charged from behind and overtook a group sprint … [Read more...]

Tour of California Makes 2017 Appearance Loaded With Stars

Sanchez, US riders top Tour of California contenders   Los Angeles, May 12, 2017 (AFP) - Spain's Samuel Sanchez and American riders Andrew Talansky and Brent Bookwalter are expected to be among the title contenders when the 12th Tour of California cycling stage race begins Sunday. The race makes its debut on the International Cycling Union's WorldTour, but conflicts with the Giro … [Read more...]

Philippe Gilbert Finally Wins The Tour of Flanders

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Oudenaarde, Belgium, April 2, 2017 (AFP) - Belgian champion Philippe Gilbert carried his bike over the line above his head as he won the prestigious Tour of Flanders for the first time on Sunday with a remarkable solo breakaway. Gilbert, 34, attacked alone with 55km of the 261km race to go and held on to win as world … [Read more...]

A ‘Sad’ Sagan Hails Quake Victims After Tirreno Win

By Justin DAVIS Milan, March 12, 2017 (AFP) - World champion Peter Sagan paid tribute to the victims of the recent earthquakes in central Italy after claiming his second stage win in the Tirreno-Adriatico on Sunday. The fifth stage of the 'Race of the Two Seas' was held over 210km between Rieti and Fermo on the Adriatic coast. And during a "crazy" day in which the Slovakian … [Read more...]

Season Starts Now, Says Sagan After Tirreno Stage 3 Win

Rome, March 10, 2017 (AFP) - Double world champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race on Friday. Sagan, 27, won a sprint finish ahead of Italy's Elia Viviani and Belgian Jurgen Roelandts at Montalto di Castro. Australia's Rohan Dennis of BMC pulled on the leader's blue jersey, replacing team-mate and defending overall champion Greg Van … [Read more...]

The 2017 Amgen Tour of California Announces Host Cities

CALIFORNIA’S ALL-TIME STAGE LEADER AND TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION PETER SAGAN SET TO RETURN TO RACE FOR 6TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR LOS ANGELES (Nov. 9, 2016) – Peter Sagan, the 2015 overall Amgen Tour of California winner and record holder with 15 stage victories since riding for the first time in 2010, will headline an all-star peloton when America’s most prestigious cycling stage race … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Meets His New Team BORA-Hansgrohe As World Champ

The UCI double World Champion meets his new team mates for the first time at the Lanserhof in Bavaria. Besides several fittings, meetings with the sports directors and the new performance team have been on the agenda. In December will be the team’s first training camp, where BORA – hansgrohe will also hold a press conference on the 13th December. “I’m really excited to take part in … [Read more...]

A Classy Peter Sagan Retains His World Road Race Title

By David HARDING Doha, Oct 16, 2016 (AFP) - Peter Sagan retained his world road race title in an exciting sprint finish in Doha on Sunday, edging Britain's Mark Cavendish into second. Slovakian Sagan, who also won in Richmond, USA, last year, said the result was "unbelievable". "I am still in total shock, I am very, very happy," said the 26-year-old. … [Read more...]

Cavendish And Sagan Ready For Battle At Road Race Championships

By David HARDING Doha, Oct 15, 2016 (AFP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish will be eyeing a possible second world road race title in Doha on Sunday but should face a stern challenge from reigning champion Peter Sagan. For the first time since 2011 the World Championship course is best suited to sprinters, giving in-form Cavendish plenty to be … [Read more...]

World Champion Peter Sagan Signs With BORA For 2017

Berlin, Aug 1, 2016 (AFP) - Slovakia's road race world champion Peter Sagan has signed for German team BORA-Hansgrohe on a three-year deal, starting in 2017, from Russian outfit Tinkoff, his new employers announced on Monday. The 26-year-old, who won the world title in Richmond, Virginia, in 2015 and the green jersey on this year's Tour de France, has signed along with Tinkoff teammates … [Read more...]