Philosophy with Peter Sagan: 'If there's money on the floor you pick it up, it's the same with victories'

The Slovakian is relaxed and in a jovial mood at the Giro d'Italia, and will decide in the next three weeks if he rides the Tour de France this summer

Peter Sagan at the 2021 Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty)

Taking life lessons from the pro peloton may not be an easy or useful thing to do - eating like a sparrow, cycling until after the point at which your arse begins to hurt, I could go on - but one useful rule of thumb is if Peter Sagan is happy, you should probably be happy too.

Over the last few years, the three-rainbow-jerseys-in-a-row had finally disappeared off his back, picking up the Slovakian national champion's colours as consolation for another year, before being reduced to just his trade team outfit and not even a green jersey to pull over it at the Tour in 2020. In turn, Sagan was even more laconic than usual, maybe even a bit fed up with it all.

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