Peter Sagan to travel to the Vatican to get his son baptised by the Pope (yes, really)

The two great men finally meet

Peter Sagan (left) will ask Pope Francis to baptise his son

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As if being the son of Peter Sagan wasn't enough to help him win bike races in the future, three-month-old Marlon Sagan could be given a blessing from an even higher power with his father set to travel to the Vatican to ask the pope to baptise his young child.

Sagan, who is currently in Australia preparing for the Tour Down Under which starts on Tuesday, will make the trip to the Vatican City on January 24, according to Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.