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Peter Sagan

Biography

Peter Sagan is so good that his 2013 season can almost be looked at as a disappointment. He won 22 races, the Points competition in five stage races including the Tour de France, and he still was not 24 years old. He won flat races, he won rolling races, he won hilly races. He defended his national championship. He even won a time trial. He competed on four continents and won on three of them. He was in the top ten at the World Championships. He was competitive in time trials he wasn’t focusing on. At the same time, he came in second in two races he could have won: Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Flanders.

San Remo and Flanders are two of cycling’s “monuments,” races every great champion should win at least once in their careers. At San Remo, he mis-judged the distance to the finish line and started his sprint too soon. At Flanders, he was gapped on the final hill by a storming Fabian Cancellara. Though second is really close, the defeats burned.

Still growing as a rider, his 2013 victory total was 66% of what he won in the previous three years combined. At this rate, he’ll win almost every race he started in another three years.

With 2014, he is looking to win the monuments he just missed last year, win everything he took in 2013, and anything else he can get. Hardly a one-trick pony, he not only sprints, but climbs, and attacks; he’s won solo, from small groups, and ahead of entire pelotons. As Cannondale Pro Cycling has bolstered their classics roster, Peter should be able to turn those close seconds into victories. And when the classics are over, he’ll be going for the Tour de France to shoot for the Green Jersey threepeat.

Victories

  • 20132 stages Tour of Oman
    Gran Premio Camaiore
    2 stages Tirreno-Adriatico
    Gent-Wevelgem
    1 stage Driedaagse De Panne-Koksjde
    Brabante Pijl
    2 stages Tour of California
    2 stages Tour de Suisse
    Slovakia road race national championship
    1 stage Tour de France
    4 stages USA Pro Cycling Challenge
    3 stages Tour of Alberta
    Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal
  • 20121 stage Tour of Oman
    1 stage Tirreno-Adriatico
    1 stage Driedaagse De Panne-Koksjde
    5 stages Tour of California
    4 stages Tour de Suisse
    Slovakia road race national championship
    3 stages Tour de France
  • 20113 stages and final classification Giro di Sardegna
    1 stage Tour of California
    2 stages Tour de Suisse
    Slovakia Road race national championship
    2 stages and final classification Tour de Pologne
    3 stages Vuelta a España
    GP Industria e Artigianato di Prato
  • 20102 stages Paris-Nice
    1 stage Tour de Romandie
    2 stages Tour of California

Notes

2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 - World Championship (road race) team member
2013 – Green jersey at Tour de France
2012 – Green jersey at Tour de France
Olympic Games (road race) team member
2008 – Junior MTB World Championship
Junior MTB European Championship
Junior MTB Slovakian Championship

Profile

  • Data di nascita
    26/01/1990
  • Luogo di nascita
    Zilina, Slovakia
  • Altezza
    184 cm (6'0")
  • Peso
    75 kg (161lbs)
  • Professionista dal
    2010
  • Peculiarità
    all-rounder
  • Vittorie
    58
  • Sito Personale
    petersagan.net