Peter Sagan won't ride mountain bike event at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Slovakian will still aim to compete in Tokyo next year

Peter Sagan finishes the men's road race at the Yorkshire World Championships (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Peter Sagan has confirmed he won't compete in the mountain bike event at the 2020 Olympic Games, choosing not to repeat his exploits in Rio four years earlier.

The Slovakian has left the door open for him to travel to Tokyo next year and compete, but says he doesn't have the time to prepare and qualify for the mountain bike event, which is also unsuited to him as it features a lot of climbing.

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