Peter Sagan may ride MTB at the Olympics after wildcard place is requested

The Slovakian Cycling Association applies for a wildcard in Peter Sagan's name for the cross-country MTB event at the Olympic Games

Peter Sagan attacks on stage seven of the 2016 Tour of California. Photo: Graham Watson

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Peter Sagan admits he's got little chance of winning the Olympic Games road race, but he could enter the cross-country mountain bike event after the Slovakian Cycling Association (SZC) applied for a wildcard.

According to news website aktualne.sk the SZC will probably give their one official spot to Michal Lami or Martin Haring, the highest ranked riders, but have asked that Sagan be considered if some countries don't use their allocated spots.

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