Peter Sagan in full world champion's kit - and he's gone for white shorts

First photos of new road race world champion Peter Sagan in his rainbow-striped outfit with a new customised Specialized Tarmac

Peter Sagan in world champion's kit

(Image credit: Tinkoff-Saxo)

The first photographs have been published of freshly-crowned road race world champion Peter Sagan in his pristine rainbow-striped Tinkoff-Saxo cycling kit - and we're almost afraid to report that he's gone for white shorts.

The use of white shorts for professional riders is almost as contentious an issue among die-hard cycling fans as long, black socks. They don't like them.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.