Peter Sagan given suspended prison sentence for drink driving offence

Three-time road world champion also banned from driving for three months, on eve of Tour de France

A close up shot of Peter Sagan's face
(Image credit: Getty)

Peter Sagan has been handed a three month suspended prison sentence, as well as a three month driving ban for a drunk driving offence in Monaco, local media reported on Wednesday. 

The three-time road world champion is set to step away from road racing at the end of the season, turning his attention solely to mountain biking with one eye on the Paris Olympics in 2024. Sagan is due to take part in his final Tour de France which begins this Saturday in Bilbao, Spain. He has won the green jersey at the race a record seven times.

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