Peter Sagan trades his Olympic road race place for a shot at mountain bike gold

Peter Sagan gives up his place in the road race at the Olympic Games in exchange for selection to the mountain bike events at the end of the Games

Peter Sagan

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Peter Sagan will cross codes at the Olympic Games in August, trading his spot in the road race for a chance to win a medal in mountain biking.

In May it was reported that the Slovakian federation had requested a wildcard place be given to Sagan if some countries did not fill their allocations of places for the mountain biking, but now he has been selected outright for the event.

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