Peter Sagan set to ride Vuelta a España ahead of world title defence

Sagan's post on social media suggested he will be riding at the Vuelta ahead of the World Championships in September

Peter Sagan on stage 15 of the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Peter Sagan plans to take part in the Vuelta a España starting on August 25, ahead of what will be a tough defence of his world title in Innsbruck-Tirol at the World Championships in September.

The Slovakian has not competed in the Vuelta since 2015 when he rode for Tinkoff-Saxo, when he abandoned before the start of stage nine after getting hit by a race motorbike on stage eight.

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