A ‘Sad’ Sagan Hails Quake Victims After Tirreno Win

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

Sagan Revels In “Lucky” Photo Finish Win At Tour de France Stage 16

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Bern, Switzerland, July 18, 2016 (AFP) - Peter Sagan said he was lucky to pip Alexander Kristoff in a photo finish to the Tour de France 16th stage on Monday -- and admitted he initially thought he had come second. At first glance Norway's Kristoff seemed to have won, but a close inspection showed the world champion Sagan … [Read more...]

Froome Attack Gains Time, Sagan Wins Stage 11 At Tour de France

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Montpellier, France, July 13, 2016 (AFP) - Overall leader Chris Froome produced another surprise attack to gain time on his Tour de France rivals as Peter Sagan won Wednesday's blustery 11th stage. "It was another spur-of-the-moment thing," said Froome, who performed a similar trick in the seventh stage. "The team did a massive job in keeping me … [Read more...]

Matthews Completes Grand Tour 3 Peat At Tour de France Stage 10

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Revel, France, July 12, 2016 (AFP) - Michael Matthews completed the full set of Grand Tour stage victories with a "dream come true" success at the Tour de France 10th stage on Tuesday. Reigning champion Chris Froome retained the leader's yellow jersey, the Briton rolling over the line with a languid peloton almost 10 minutes behind Matthews. The … [Read more...]