Nationality: Slovakian Date of birth: January 26, 1990 Height: 183cm Weight: 74kg Team: Bora-Hansgrohe Twitter:@petosagan
Peter Sagan at Paris-Roubaix 2019 (Dirk Waem/AFP/Getty Images)
Peter Sagan is one of the world’s most powerful and versatile bike riders. Sprinter, puncheur, Classics rider; Sagan has the ability to do it all, which means it’s no surprise that the he has such an impressive palmares.
After the disbanding of the Tinkoff team at the end of the 2016 season, Sagan joined German squad Bora-Hansgrohe in 2017, and has remained there ever since.
Sagan has achieved world champion status on three occasions, in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He’s been the National Champion of Slovakia on six occasions.
Sagan has eleven Tour de France stage wins to his name, from the years 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He’s finished the race in Paris wearing the green jersey six times.
Sagan has also recorded some impressive results at the Classics, including wins in the Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders and Ghent-Wevelgem.
But with that versatile bike riding talent, which began in mountain biking as junior in his native Slovakia, Sagan has become somewhat of a marked man in the peloton, meaning race wins and stage wins are becoming harder and harder to come by as other riders refuse to help him to the finish.
His early pro career saw him compete as part of the Liquigas/Cannondale team from 2010-2014, before joining Russian super-squad Tinkoff, where the pressure was significantly higher on him to achieve bigger results in one-day races and the Grand Tours.