'When you win a lot you raise people's expectations,' says Peter Sagan, who is not retiring anytime soon

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider took only one victory this 2020 season, a stage at the Giro d'Italia

Peter Sagan at the 2020 Giro d'Italia (Yuzuru Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Peter Sagan says he is not considering retirement anytime soon and that people have read too much into the Slovakian's fallow season, where he recorded only one win.

"When you win a lot you raise people's expectations, but often there's only a centimetre between first and second place but people only remember the winner," Sagan told La Gazzetta dello Sport, having record five second-place finishes and three thirds this calendar year.

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