Sagan looking to maintain form through to Tour de France

The Slovakian will lead the Tinkoff-Saxo team at the Tour de Suisse, which starts this weekend

Peter Sagan on the podium at the Tour of California (Photo: Graham Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Peter Sagan will be backed for stage wins at the Tour de Suisse this year as he looks to build on his GC victory in California with the Tour de France looming.

The Tinkoff-Saxo rider won the points jersey in Switzerland in 2014 during a rich vein of form that saw him crowned top sprinter at four successive completed stage races, starting at Tirreno-Adriatico and culminating with the Tour de France's green jersey.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).