Peter Sagan presents Pope with special custom bike and signed world champion's jersey

White and gold Specialized bike presented to Pope Francis

Peter Sagan with the Specialized bike he presented to Pope Francis

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Peter Sagan took a break from training on Wednesday as he travelled to the Vatican to meet the Pope, presenting him with a custom-painted Specialized bike and a signed world champion's jersey.

Travelling to the Vatican City with his mother, Sagan, a practising Catholic, met Pope Francis at his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square in a meeting arranged by bike sponsor Specialized and Volkswagon Italia.

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