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Sagan before the Vuelta

Twenty-one stages and a total of 3,239.9 km are awaiting over the next 23 days the cyclists at the final Grand Tour race - the 69thedition of the Spanish La Vuelta.

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The peloton will face five flat stages and thirteen with mountain profiles, and there will also be two individual and one team time trial. For the Slovak Peter Sagan this will be the last Grand Tour race in the jersey of the Italian teamCannondale, as from next year he will be racing for Tinkoff-Saxo. After a holiday in the Mediterranean, Sagan prepared for the Vuelta in the alpine environment of the Italian town of Livigno, where he trained with the Czech Roman Kreuziger, his future teammate in Oleg Tinkov's team. 24-year-old Sagan will be present for the second time in the race Vuelta a Espana. In his premiere in 2011 he won threestages.
"Those were my first victories in a Grand Tour race. I remember in particular the final stage in Madrid. It's like the Tourculminating in Paris," Sagan was quoted in the Sport newspaper. In this year's Vuelta, apart from chasing stage victories, Sagan will aim for something else, too. He will want to have the best possible preparation for the upcoming World Championship, which will take place at the end of September in Ponferrada, Spain. "I was also convinced [to come] because several athletes who have previouslysucceeded at the World Championship, polished their form on the Spanish roads during the Vuelta," said Sagan.

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Tinkoff-Saxo signs Peter Sagan

Tinkoff-Saxo is proud to officially announce that Peter Sagan will join the team in 2015.

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The Slovak star and Tinkoff-Saxo have signed a 3-year contract with the shared ambition of further strengthening the team and taking the career of the three-times green jersey winner to an even higher level.
Bjarne Riis tells that Sagan had many suitors but the team manager was certain that Tinkoff-Saxo and Peter Sagan was the best match to strive for great wins in the years to come.  “We are happy and proud to present and welcome Peter Sagan on the team in 2015 on a long-term 3-year contract. Peter is without doubt one of the biggest talents in cycling and one of the biggest names already. He has a winning mentality, he’s visible and active in the finales and he, without doubt, has a flair for taking home victories”, says Bjarne Riis.
As a combined sprinter, puncheur and classics specialist Peter Sagan has, despite his young age, emerged victorious in an array of different races including three point classifications in a row at Tour de France, seven GrandTour stage wins and several one-day races. But Bjarne Riis sees further potential and room for improvement when looking at the 24-year old Slovak champion. Riis believes that Tinkoff-Saxo can develop Sagan even more.


“It will be exciting to work with Peter also for me personally. He has a huge talent and he’s already very strong but I believe he has even more potential than what we’ve seen so far. He still has a lot to learn about the tactical aspects of cycling to fully optimize his power but I believe that we are fully able to do that. We’ll have a very strong team next year to support him and to aim for big wins”, adds Bjarne Riis.
The new signing equally pleases team owner Oleg Tinkov, who was one of the main driving forces behind bringing Peter Sagan to Tinkoff-Saxo.
“Peter Sagan is a great rider and it is my honor to have him on our team. I believe that Tinkoff-Saxo is the best team for Peter and I’m absolutely sure that he’ll win many races with us. I am excited”, concludes Oleg Tinkov, as he welcomes the Slovak champion.

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Sagan got the green jersey for the third time!

Paris - Peter Sagan was left without a stage win in the 101st Tour de France, but he convinced cycling fans of his abilities from the beginning to the end of the famous road cycling race.

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Paris  - Peter Sagan was left without a stage win in the 101st Tour de France, but he convinced cycling fans of his abilities from the beginning to the end of the famous road cycling race.
The Cannondale team captain fought for victory in almost half of the total of 21 stages, as evidenced by four second -, one third -, threefourth -, one fifth - and two more ninth places. With a total sum of 431 points, the 24-year-old from Zilina, who is living in Monte Carlo fromthis year, was the undisputed winner of the points competition. The overall second Norwegian Alexander Kristoff had 149 points less.
"Carrying the green jersey all the way to the finish in Paris is my main goal in this Tour de France," was repeating Sagan afteralmost every stage of the 101st edition of the "Old Lady." After the final, he stated for Le Tour in Paris: "I'm glad I was on the podium in Paris for the third consecutive time. Although I did not win the stage, I'm satisfied and happy because I have the green jersey. Each year of the three was different. I'm satisfied with the form I had in this year's Tour. It showed me that stages at this level are not won easily. Some people think it's like that."


Sagan was dressed in the green jersey under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris for the third time in a row. It has already become a nice tradition that is carried out in the presence of hundreds of Slovak fans. No cyclist has managed to complete a winning hat-trick at such a young age before Sagan. His 431 points also constitute a record since the introduction of the current system of evaluation in the points competition in the year 2012. He surpassed his own sum of two years agoby 10 points.
In the historical classification of "green men" in the Tour de France, only the Irish Sean Kelly with four and the German Erik Zabel with sixfirst places are ahead of Sagan. The Slovak versatile rider has already reached the level of sprinter stars of the past, such as RobbieMcEwen, Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Freddy Maertens, Jan Janssen and Eddy Merckx.

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Sagan with a big advantage for the green jersey

Grenoble (sita + kor) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan has a 170-point lead in the race for the green jersey in front of French Bryan Coquard.

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After Saturday's 14th stage, which measured 177 km from Grenoble to the top of the Risoul, and was won by the Polish Rafal Majka. The 24-year-old from Zilina gained  on Saturday another 20 points for the first place at the intermediate sprint, which was right at the beginning of thestage in the Alps. Sagan currently has 361 points in total.
On Saturday the peloton completed the most difficult part so far of the 101st edition. The cyclists climbed twice to an altitude of 2000m above sea level and reached the highest point of this year's event - Col d'Izoard (2,360m a.s.l.).


"The Tour de France moved on to the second phase and I am very happy that I was not lost in the hills and particularly that not only Ikept the green jersey, but also increased my lead. And I would still like to win one of the stages," were the words of 24-year-old PeterSagan of team Cannondale.
Results - Tour de France, 101st edition
Standings after Stage 14: 1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 61:52:54 h, 2. Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar +4:37, 3. Romain Bardet (FRA)AG2R La Mondiale +4:50, 4. Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ.fr +5:06, 5. Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing +5:49, 6. Jean-Christophe Péraud(FRA) AG2R La Mondiale +6:08, 7. Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +8:33, 8. Leopold König (CZE) NetApp-Endura +9:32, 9. Laurens Ten Dam(NLD) Belkin +10:01, 10. Pierre Rolland (FRA) Europcar +10:48
Points Competition: 1. SAGAN (SR) 361 points, 2. Coquard (FRA) 191, 3. Kristoff (NOR) 172 points.

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Sagan continues in the green jersey

Mulhouse (sita + kor) - Tour de France has moved to the second part and on the program there are hilly, climbing stages.

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We can be happy that the Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan is doing great and he will defend the green jersey, for which he is already over 100 points ahead! 

The German Tony Martin was the winner of the 9th stage, which led from Gerardmer to Mulhouse and measured 170 km. The 29-year-old rider of team Omega Pharma-QuickStep took advantage of the breakaway to win and strip the yellow jersey off Vincenzo Nibali ... 
,,It was a very hard course today. I was trying to go in a breakaway, but probably I went too early, before even the first climb. It was a mistake... After that I didn't have the power to stay at the front. However, my teammate Alessandro de Marchi was there. It would be nice to have two jerseys for team Cannondale, not only the green one, but get the polka dotted one as well. Tomorrow, though, it'll be an even harder course than today," said the 24-year-old cyclist Peter Sagan. 

Standings after 9. stage: 1. Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto-Belisol 38:04:38 h, 2. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana +1:34 min, 3. Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp-Endura +2:40, 4. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) +3:18, 5. Richie Porte (AUS) Sky +3:32, 6. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) +4:00, ..., 39. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +20:11 
Points competition (green jersey): 1. SAGAN (SR) 267 points, 2. Coquard (FRA) 156, 3. Kittel (GER) 146

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Sagan has the green and white jerseys after the Tour de France opening!

London (kor+sita) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan finished in 2nd place in Monday's third stage of the Tour de France from Cambridge to London (155 km)!

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In the opening three stages, the Cannondale team rider finished twice second and once in fourth place and holds the green jersey for the best rider in the points competition and the white one for the first rider up to 25 years old. 

In the first stage to Harrogate and also in Monday's third stage to London, Sagan was beaten only by the German Marcel Kittel. The rider from Zilina has finished in second place nine times in his career in Tour de France; last year four times, two years ago three times, and now twice. ''I am happy that I was on the podium again. I am satisified with the stages in England, I got the green jersey, I am taking points not only in the finish, but also on the intermediate sprints, which is great. In addition, I have the white jersey, which is an added bonus! Today I was careful not to fall towards the finish as it had rained," were the words of Peter Sagan at the finish in London through his media manager Jozef Korbel. 

Results - 3. Stage (Cambridge - London, 155 km): 1. Marcel Kittel (GER) Giant-Shimano 3:38:30 h, 2. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale, 3. Mark Renshaw (AUS) Omega Pharma - Quick Step, 4. Bryan Coquard (FRA) Europcar, 5. Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katusha, 6. Danny Van Poppel (NLD) Trek Factory, 7. Heinrich Haussler (AUS) IAM Cycling, 8. Jose Rojas Gil (ESP) Movistar, 9. Romain Feillu (FRA) Bretagne - Seche Environnement, 10. Daniel Oss (ITA) BMC Racing, ..., 57. Peter Velits (SR) BMC Racing all the same time as the winner 
Stadings after stage 3: 1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 13:31:13 h, 2. Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale, 3. Michael Albasini (SUI) Orica GreenEdge, both +2s, ... 34. Peter Velits (SR) BMC +35. 
Points competition (green jersey): 1. Sagan (SR) 117, 2. Kittel (GER) 90, 3. Coquard (FRA) 88 
Under-25 years (white jersey): 1. Sagan (SR) 13:31:15, 2. Bardet (FRA), 3. Kwiatkowski (POL) both the same time

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Sagan team captain for the Tour de France

Bratislava/Leeds (kor+sita) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan will be the captain of the Cannondale team at the upcoming Tour de France.

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The awaited news was confirmed when the team management introduced the line-up for the 101st annual event, which begins on Saturday, July 5 in Leeds and will culminate on July 27, as usual, at the Champs Elysees in Paris. The entire Cannondale team will support Sagan on his way to the third consecutive green jersey, for the winner of the points competition. In particular, the Polish Maciej Bodnar, the Slovenian Kristjan Koren, the American Ted King, the Italian Fabio Sabatini and the French Jean-Marc Marino will be riding for the incumbent Slovak champion in the flat stages. The Italians Marco Marcato and Alessandro De Marchi will be supporting the 24-year-old from Zilina in the demanding climbs of the mountain stages. The Italian Elia Viviani will be Sagan's lead-out man in the sprints. "I think that my preparation for the Tour de France went according to plan, both in California and in the Tour de Swiss and also in the National Championships. I am satisfied with my performance and results,  but now I have to concentrate fully on the Tour de France and the first stages in England, so that I start off nicely in the event. I would like to win the green jersey, but it is becoming more difficult every year. However, I believe in myself and in the team and that together we can do this ," said the 24-year-old Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan.

Team Cannondale for Tour de France: Peter SAGAN (SR), Maciej Bodnar (POL), Kristjan Koren (SLO), Ted King (USA), Jean-Marc Marino (FRA), Marco Marcato, Alessandro De Marchi, Elia Viviani, Fabio Sabatini (all ITA)

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Sagan Champion of Slovakia for the fourth time!

Slavkov u Brno (kor + sita) - The Cannondale team rider became the elite category champion of the Slovak Republic in the joint Czech-Slovak championship at Slavokov u Brno on Sunday , making this his fourth triumph in a row.

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His winning streak continues since 2011. He completed the twelve laps, with a total length of 192 km, in 4:50:36, one second behind the overall winner of the event and Czech champion Zdenek Stybar. 

"It was a very good race on a challenging course. It looks like I'm in optimal condition so I didn't mind the difficult conditions nor the rain, which started towards the end. It was good that my brother Juraj got to escape mid-race, so the other teams had to work as well. We made a crucial break with Stybar going into the last lap. In the sprint I did not want to risk too much, as my main goal was the Slovak title. The corners were quite slippery, so I rode carefully, as on Tuesday I already travel to England for the Tour de France. I really liked the performance of Peter Velitš. Although he hadn't raced for a long time, evidently he'd had a good training in high-altitude conditions," said Peter Sagan at the finish. 

Results - overall ranking: 1. Zdenek Stybar (CZE / Omega Pharma-QuickStep) 4:50:35 h, 2. Peter SAGAN (SR / Cannondale) +1 s, 3.Peter VELITS (SR / BMC) +51, 4. Vakoč Petr (CZE / Omega Pharma-QuickStep) +53, 5. Jan Barta (CZE / NetApp-Endura) +54, 6. Polnický Jiri (CZE / Bauknecht-Author) +56 ... 9. Martin MAHĎAR + 2:46, 10 Matej JURČO (both SR / Dukla Trencin Trek) +2:52 19. Michael KOLÁŘ (SR / Saxo-Tinkoff) +6:49 21. Lubos MALOVEC (SR / Dukla Trencin Trek) +6 : 51 
MSR Elite: 1. Peter Sagan, 2. P. Velits, 3. Mahďar.

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Sagan won the points competition at the race Tour de Suisse

Bratislava (sita+kor) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan returned to the elite ten of the UCI world ranking.

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In the race Tour de Suisse he gathered 14 points for stage results; in total he has 197 and is in 10th place. Not to mention that he won the points competition at Tour de Suisse for the fourth time.

Compared to his previous UCI ranking he improved by one position. Alberto Contador of Spain continues to be the leader of the world rankings with 397 points.
After the Tour de Suisse, there is a two week break in the WorldTour calendar and then from July 5th onwards follows the famous Tour de France. At the end of the week there is also the National Championships, so Peter Sagan will be present on 29.6. in Slavkov by Brno.

UCI Rankings - as of June 22: Individuals: 1. Alberto Contador (ESP) 397 points, 2. Nairo Quintana (COL) 345, 3. Rui Costa (POR) 268, 4. Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica GreenEdge 264, 5. Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 262, 6. Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 262, ..., 10. SAGAN Peter 197, ..., 95. Peter Velits (both SR) 11 points.

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Sagan finished fifth in the 6th stage

Delemont (SITA+kor) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale finished fifth in Thursday's sixth stage of the World Tour-category race Tour de Suisse, which lead from Buren an der Aare to Delémont and measured 192.8 kilometers.

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The Italian Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma - Quick Step) won the sprint finish, while his German teammate Tony Martin remained at the lead of the interim overall standings. The 24-year-old Sagan, from Zilina, who is leading the points competition, is third overall, 10 seconds behind. M. Velitš is ranked in the 155th place.

6. Stage (Buren AD Aare - Delémont, 192.8 km): 1. Matteo Trentin (ITA) Omega Pharma - Quick Step 4:43:19 h, 2. Daniele Benatti (ITA) Tinkoff-Saxo, 3. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Astana, 4. Ben Swift (GBR) Sky, 5. SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 6. Sacha Modolo (ITA) Lampre-Merida - all at the same time as the winner, ..., 134. Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - Quick Step +18:18 min
Standings after 6. stage: 1. Tony Martin (GER) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 23:11:06 h, 2. Tom Dumoulin (NLD) Giant-Shimano +6 s, 3. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +10,
Points competition: 1. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 88 points,
2. Sacha Modolo (ITA) Lampre-Merida 48, 3. Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (ESP) Movistar 37

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Sagan finished second

Buren an der Aare (sita + kor) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale took second place in Wednesday's fifth stage of the World Tour- category race Tour de Suisse, which led from Ossingen to Buren an der Aare and measured 184 km.

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The winner was decided in the final sprint of the peloton, in which the Italian Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) was successful. In third place finished the German John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano). In the overall standings  Sagan maintained the third place with a ten second gap to the leader, the German Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step). The Slovak cyclist consolidated his leadership in the points competition and the dotted, leader's jersey still belongs to him. He is leading by a comfortable 39 point advantage over the second Modolo.

5. Stage: (Ossingen - Buren an der Aare, 184 km): 1. Sacha Modolo (ITA) Lampre-Merida 4:08:06 h, 2. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale, 3. John Degenkolb (GER) Giant-Shimano, 4. Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katusha, 5. Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (ESP) Movistar, 6. Danny Van Poppel (NLD) Trek Factory - all the same time as the winner, ...,148. Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +2:29 min
Standings after 5. stage: 1. Tony Martin (GER) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 18:27:47 h, 2. Tom Dumoulin (NLD) Giant-Shimano +6 s, 3. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +10, 4. Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +17, 5. Tom Jelte Slagter (NLD) Garmin Sharp +23, 6. Davide Formolo (ITA) Cannondale +27, ..., 158. Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +37:25

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Sagan in third place in stage 4

Ossingen (SITA) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale finished in third place in Tuesday's 4th stage of the World Tour-category race Tour de Suisse, which led from Heiden to Ossingen and measured 160 km.

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In line with expectations there was a sprint finish, and in the end the British Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) celebrated the victory, in front of the Spanish Juan José Lobato del Vallem (Movistar) and the 24-year-old Sagan, from Zilina, who won 2 points towards the UCI ranking.

In the overall standings, Sagan retained the third place, and the gap to the leader, the German Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) was reduced to 10 seconds. The Slovak cyclist consolidated his leadership in the points competition and was again handed the dotted, leader's jersey. He is leading by a comfortable 32 point advantage over the second, Cavendish. 

4. Stage: (Heiden - Ossingen, 160 km): 1. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 3:35:03 h, 2. Juan José Lobato del Valle (ESP) Movistar, 3. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale, 4. Sacha Modolo (ITA) Lampre-Merida, 5. Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katusha, 6. Danny Van Poppel (NLD) Trek Factory Racing - all the same time as the winner, ... 
 

Standings after 4. stage: 1. Tony Martin (GER) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 14:19:41 h, 2. Tom Dumoulin (NLD) Giant-Shimano +6 s, 3. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +10, 4. Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +17, 5. Tom Jelte Slagter (NLD) Garmin Sharp +23, 6. Davide Formolo (ITA) Cannondale, Ion Izagirre Insausti (ESP) Movistar both +27. .. 
 

Points Competition: 1. Peter SAGAN (SR) 57 points, 2. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 25, 3. Michael Albasini (SUI) Orica GreenEdge, Juan José Lobato del Valle (ESP) Movistar both 20

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Sagan won the 3rd stage of Tour de Suisse

Heiden (kor+sita) - The Cannondale team rider triumphed in the final sprint of the 203-kilometer stage from Sarnen to Heiden, reaching his ninth career win in this event.

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The second place went to the Swiss Michael Albasini from the team Orica GreenEdge, while the  Colombian Sergio Henao (Team Sky) finished third.

 
Sagan, who owing to this win remained in the lead of the points competition, reached the sixth stage victory in the current season. In the interim overall standings he is third, with a 14-second loss to the leader, German Tony Martin. "Today's stage was very difficult, the riders from Omega were pulling the whole time, and later on the others joined in too. There were also some breaks, it was up and down, with two to three kilometres hills. I felt fine, my teammates helped me at the front and the uphill last part to the finish was difficult. In the final sprint everything came out well in the end, although one of the riders boxed me in, because I made a minor mistake and I didn't start sprinting a little earlier. In the end, however, I managed to give my maximum into the sprint, and I am glad I won. Thanks to the entire team, I feel good and I look forward to the next stages." 

3. Stage (Sarnen - Heiden, 203 km): 1. Peter SAGAN (SR/Cannondale) 5:22:09 h, 2. Michael Albasini (SUI/Orica), 3. Sergio Henao (COL/Team Sky), 4. Bauke Mollema (NLD/Belkin), 5. Cadel Evans (AUS/BMC Racing), 6. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/Movistar), 7. Rui Costa (POR/Lampre), 8. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ.fr), 9. Mathias Frank (SUI/Cycling IAM), 10. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/Saxo-Tinkoff) - all the time as the winner
Overall standings after 3. stage: 1. Tony Martin (GER/Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 10:44:34 h, 2. Tom Dumoulin (NLD/Giant) +6, 3. Peter SAGAN (SR / Cannondale) +14, 4. Bauke Mollema (NLD/Belkin) +17, 5. Tom-Jelte Slagter (NLD/Garmin) +23, 6. Davide Formolo (ITA/Cannondale) +27

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Sagan finished fourth

Sarnen (SITA+kor) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan finished in 4th place in the 2nd stage of the race Tour de Suisse, which started in Bellinzona, finished in Sarnen after 182 km and had a mountain profile.

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On Sunday, team Cannondale's sprint-leader Sagan won the peloton sprint, which came to the finish in Sarnen 14 seconds after the winner, the Australian Cameron Meyer of the team Orica GreenEdge. 

The German Tony Martin of the team Omega Pharma QuickStep, winner of Saturday's time trial, remained first in the overall standings. Sagan has moved from fifth to fourth place. He is 19 seconds behind the leader Martin. At the same time, the 24-year-old Slovak got the lead in the points competition, with one point more than the pair Tony Martin - Cameron Meyer. The race Tour de Suisse is traditionally Sagan's final preparation for one of the highlights of the season - the Tour de France.

Tour de Suisse - results: 2. stage: (Bellinzona - Sarnen 182 km): 1. Cameron Meyer (AUS) Orica GreenEdge 5:08:18 h, 2. Philip Deignan (IRL) Team Sky, 3. Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC - both same time as the winner, 4. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +14, 5. Ben Swift (GBR.) Team Sky +14, 6. Silvan Dillier (USA) BMC +14, ..., 27. Tony Martin (GER) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +14, ..., 135. Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep +18:50
Overall standings after 2. stage: 1. Tony Martin (GER) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 5:22:20 h, 2. Tom Dumoulin (NLD) Giant-Shimano +6 s, 3. Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin Sharp +13, 4. SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +19, 5. Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +22, 6. Tom Jelte Slagter (NLD) Garmin Sharp +23, ..., 136. Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep +19:45.

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Sagan before the race Tour de Suisse.

Bratislava (kor) - The last multi stage rehearsal for the upcoming top event, the Tour de France

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The start list contains some interesting cycling names that will want to succeed . The world champion Rui Costa will not be missing, and other well-known names such as Boonen, Cavendish, Kristoff, Wiggins, Cancellara, Schleck, Mollema, Degenkolb etc will be on the starting line too.

Of course, the defending points competition winner, the Slovak representative Peter Sagan, who returned from overseas only a week ago, will not be missing either. "I spent a  month in America, where I also trained in addition to participating in the race Tour of California. Last week I was training together with my brother Juraj in high altitude terrain in Colorado. I think I'm well prepared for the rehearsal before the Tour de France and I now feel good. In Switzerland,I am usually successful; it was like that last year. I believe it won't be different now and I'll give joy to my fans. However, I wonder how well I'm prepared for the peak of the season, so we'll see."
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Sagan defended his green jersey

THOUSAND OAKS (sita+kor) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan finished in third place in the 8th and last stage of the Tour of California race.

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On Sunday he held on at the top positions in the peloton; after taking the final turn he accelerated and was at the front, but in the end it was not enough to win over the British Mark Cavendish and he was also overtaken by the German John Degenkolb.

Sagan was the winner of the points competition. The British Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky enjoyed the overall victory. Sunday's stage in Thousand Oaks measured 135.2 kilometers. "In the last stage, we were trying to control the progress and maintain the position for the final sprint. My team did a great job again for which I am thankful. Shame that the sprinters caught up to us in the last lap and for the finish I had more competitors. Nevermind, it was again dramatic, I went for it and in the end it was third place. The outcome of the Tour of California race, I rate positively, I was first, second, third, and also fourth, but I achieved my goal when I defended the green jersey in the points competition. I think that this event showed that I am on the right track before July's Tour de France. I will still remain in America, on Tuesday I am going to Colorado to another training camp, which will be the final preparation. I would like to once again thank my fans who support me - many thanks,'' were the words of Cannondale's 24 -year-old Peter Sagan from Zilina, through his media manager Joseph Korbel.

Results 8. Stage (Thousand Oaks, 135.2 km): 1. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 2:53:50 h, 2. John Degenkolb (GER) Giant - Shimano, 3. SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 4. Matthew Harley Goss (AUS) Orica GreenEdge, 5. Danny Van Poppel (NLD) Trek Factory Racing, 6. Thor Hushovd (NOR) BMC - all the same time as the winner, ..., 85. Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep +14:07 min

Final standings: 1. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Sky 28:22:05 h, 2 Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin Sharp +30, 3. Lawson Craddock (USA) Giant - Shimano +1:48, 4. Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp - Endura +2:02, 5. Adam Yates (GBR). Orica GreenEdge +2:14, 6. Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing +2:30, ..., 55. Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +43:49, ..., 83. Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep +1:08:33 h

Points competition: 1. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 47 points, 2. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 34, 3. John Degenkolb (GER) Giant - Shimano 30

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Sagan was the winner of the 7th stage of the Tour of California

Pasadena ( sita + kor ) - The wait for his first victory in this year's Tour of California is over for the Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan, who won on Saturday's seventh stage in a sprint finish in Pasadena.

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Thanks to this triumph Sagan consolidated his leadership in the points competition and on Sunday's final stage, he should not lose it anymore. The Cannondale team rider has already reached his eleventh victory at the Tour of California and he is the record-holder at this event.  He relished his fifth triumph this year.

,,I am very happy about this victory . I am a sprinter and finally I got it.  It's very important to me and I want to first of all thank my team, which has done an excellent job and made it up to winning end. I also want to thank all the fans who have come here to support me, I felt it, but also those who were keeping their fingers cossed at home. It is my eleventh victory here in California and I am extremely happy .I am glad that I managed to win after a few stages , when I was at the front of the peloton, but I did not win ... I was fourth and second and now it finally worked out in Pasadena .Today was well-deserved which makes me very happy. At the beginning of the stage several riders broke away, but the six riders from my team Cannondale have consistently been at the front of the peloton and worked towards catching the break , which they eventually succeeded  in and we made it to the final sprint and my wictory for the entire  team! The finish was dramatic ... At the end of the stage there were several technical turns and we were finishing up a slight hill. In the final sprint I had unpleasant opponents such as the Norvegian Hushovd of BMC, the German Degenkolb of Shimano and the Dutch Van Poppel of Trek , but I gave it all and it worked out! I came to California in order to best prepare for the next peak of the  season, the  Tour de France and also get the green jersey again,"
were the words of the 24 -year-old Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan after his victory, through his media manager Jozef Korbel .

7th Stage (Santa Clarita - Pasadena, 146.5 km): 1.Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 3:24:33 2. Thor Hushovd (NOR) BMC Racing , 3. Danny Van Poppel (NLD) Trek Factory 4. Zakkary Dempster (AUS) NetApp - Endura , 5. John Degenkolb (DEU) Giant - Shimano, 6. Matteo Trentin (ITA) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step all the time as the winne , ... 104.Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +12:47 min
Overall standings: 1. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Sky 25:28:15 h, 2. Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin Sharp +30 , 3. Lawson Craddock (USA) Giant - Shimano +1:48, 4. Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp - Endura +2:02 , 5. Adam Yates (GBR). Orica GreenEdge 2:14 6. Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing +2:30,... 59 Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +43:53 , 74 Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +54:26
Points competition fort the green jersey: 1. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 37 points, 2. Danny Van Poppel (NLD) Trek Factory 21, 3. Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing 19 points .

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Sagan saved his strenght

SANTA BARBARA ( sita + kor ) - The Colombian Johan Esteban Chaves of Orica GreenEdge team was the winner in Friday's sixth stage of the cycling race Tour of California , which measured 156.1 km and culminated in the demanding mountain finish at Mountain High.

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In this demanding stage of the race Tour of California, with a markedly challenging mountain profile, and in high tempratures, both Slovak cyclistswere left behind the best. On the top of Mountain High, at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level, Martin Velits (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) finished in 61st place with a loss of 18:54 minutes on the winner and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) was 107th (+23:55).

For the final two stages on the weekend, Peter Sagan will be wearing the points competition's leader's green jersey, which he has won in California in the past four years, too.

Results - 6. Stage (Santa Clarita - Mountain High, 156.1 km): 1. Johan Esteban Chaves (COL) Orica GreenEdge 4:09:13 h, 2. David De La Cruz (ESP) Team NetApp - Endura +13 s, 3. Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin Sharp +41, 4. Adam Yates (GBR) Orica GreenEdge +53, 5. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky +53 , 6. Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team +55, ... 61. Martin Velits Omega Pharma - QuickStep +18:54 min, ..., 107. SAGAN Peter (both SR) Cannondale +23:55.

Overall standings after the 6. stage: 1. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky 22:03:42 h, 2. Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin Sharp +30 s, 3. Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant - Shimano +1:48 min, 4. Tiago Machado (POR) Team NetApp Endura +2:02, 5. Adam Yates (GBR) Orica GreenEdge +2:14, 6. Peter Stetina (USA ) BMC Racing +2:30, ..., 61. Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep +41:39, ..., 63. SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +44:03 .

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Sagan in 3rd stage saves power

San Jose (sita + kor) -The Australian Rohan Dennis from Team Garmin-Sharp was the winner of the 3rd stage of the Tour of California cycling race, which measured 177 km and culminated with a climb to Mount Diablo.

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The Slovak representative Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in this challenging mountain Queen stage and in high temperatures, saved his energy and finished in 78th place, almost with a 20 minutes loss on the winner.On Wednesday the 4th stage of the Tour of California is on the program going from Monterey to Cambria. It measures 169 km and given its easy  profile, the sprinters, including Peter Sagan, could be succesful in the end.

 
3rd Stage (San Jose - Mount Diablo , 177 km): 1. Rohan Dennis (AUS ) Garmin Sharp 4:56:02 h , 2. Tiago Machado ( PRT)Team NetApp - Endura +6, 3. Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant - Shimano +8, 4. Adam Yates (GBR). Orica GreenEdge +11, 5. Javier Alexis Acevedo (COL) Garmin Sharp +11, 6. Carter Jones (USA) Optum p / b Kelly Benefit Strategies +14 ... 78. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannonddale +19:51 , 86. Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +19:51

 

Overall standings after 3rd stage: 1. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky 10:03,57 min, 2. Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin Sharp +24, 3 Tiago Machado (PRT) Team NetApp Endura +1:05,...63. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +21:07,...90. Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +23:18

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Sagan fifteenth in the time trial

Folsom ( sita + kor ) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan finished in a solid 15th place in Monday's time trial at the race Tour of California.

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On the 20.1 km long course in Folsom and its surroundings, the 24 -year-old from  Zilina lagged 1:36 min behind the winner, the British Bradley Wiggins. In the overall standings after the 2nd stage, the Cannondale team leader Sagan ranks 14th, equally 1:36 min behind Wiggins.

In the points competition, Sagan is in the 5th place ,the British Mark Cavendish is leading . Martin Velits of the Omega-Pharma QuickStep team, the second Slovak cyclist in the  race of Tour of California finished in 72nd place (+3:09) in the time trial and overall ranks in the 92nd ( +3:47 ) .

Results - 2nd Stage (Folsom - Folsom , 20.1 km time trial) : 1. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky 23:18,27 min , 2. Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin Sharp +44 , 3. Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team +52 , 4. Eloy Teruel Rovira (ESP) Jamis - Hagens Berman 1:08 , 5. Jesse Sergent (NZL). Trek Factory Racing +1:11 , 6. Jack Bobridge (AUS) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:15 , 15.  ... Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +1:36 , 72. ... Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +3:09 .
Overall standings  after 2nd Stage: 1. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky 5:07,35 min , 2. Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin Sharp +44 , 3.Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team +52 , ... 14. SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +1:36 ...

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Sagan fourth in Tour of California

Sacramento (SITA+kor) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan began the race Tour of California with a 4th place in a bunch sprint in Sacramento.

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The British Mark Cavendish from the Omega Pharma - Quick Step team triumphed in the first stage, which measured nearly 200 km in the surroundings of Sacramento.

The opening stage of Tour of California was very fast and Cavendish triumphed in it, in a tight finish before the winner of the race Gent - Wevelgem John Degenkolb from Germany. In the battle for the third place, the Dutch Moreno Hofland got in front of Peter Sagan.

 "It was hot and the wind was blowing strong. The peloton also split 50 km to the finish, due to the strong wind, but then it came together again in the end. I must thank my team because they worked very well. I think that for a first race after a month, it was good," said Peter Sagan.

Results of 1st Stage  (Sacramento-Sacramento, 198 km): 1. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 4:44:17 h, 2. John Degenkolb (GER) Giant - Shimano, 3. Moreno Hofland (NED) Belkin, 4. SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 5. Danny Van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory, 6. Guillaume Boivin (CAN) Cannondale, ... 102. Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep + 38 s

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Sagan before the Tour of California race

Bratislava (sita+kor) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan (24) has the spring part of the season behind him, with participation in the classic races, and the peak of the year - the Tour de France - ahead of him.

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After training in the USA, he will enter his favorite race, Tour of California, on Sunday, where he will have strong opponents. Bradley Wiggins, the champion of the Tour de France two years ago, and his British compatriot and sprint specialist Mark Cavendish are going to the west coast of the USA. The Tour of California race will begin with the opening stage in Sacramento on Sunday, May 11th and will culminate seven days later in Thousand Oaks.

The 2014 edition of the biggest cycling event in California includes a 20km-long time trial in and around Folsom, mountain finishes on Mount Diablo and Mountain High, but also some stages that should suit sprinters, especially the Cannondale team leader Sagan, for whom this will be the fifth start in California. In all four previous participations he obtained the green jersey for winning the points competition and has altogether won ten stages, which is the record of this event. In his premiere in 2010, he won two stages; a year later, one;  in 2012, a record number of five;  and last year, he won two stages. Now, however, the 24-year-old from Zilina will have strong opponents in stage finishes.
"I like the race in California. I would like to repeat some stage victories this year too. The preparation went according to plan, I believe that it served its purpose and I will be satisfied after the event," said Peter Sagan, who will be supported by his brother Juraj from team Cannondale in this race. After the race, Sagan will remain overseas and prepare for the next European starts in a training camp in Colorado. He will move back to the old continent before the June race Tour de Suisse, which will be the Tour de France rehearsal for him.

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Sagan leaves for America

BRATISLAVA ( SITA + kor ) -The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan has the spring part of the season behind him, with participation in the classic races, and the preparation for the peak of the year - the Tour de France - ahead of him.

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On the French roads he will be defending his triumph in the points competition for the green jersey. 

The Cannondale team rider has a clear objective for the famous event - to win the green jersey for a third time. "Given the quality of the competition it will not be easy. In the peloton there will be five to eight candidates for this honour," said Peter Sagan , whose biggest challengers in the Tour de France will be the elite sprinters Mark Cavendish, André Greipel and Marcel Kittel.
Currently focusing on the preparation only, the Tour de France itself doesn't occupy the mind of the Slovak Sportsman of the Year 2013. In every race he sets goals according to the race development. "Cycling is not a computer game, you cannot plan and program everything to perfection. Because of that I am not busy in my mind with how this year's Tour de France will be . Some reproach me for my attitude , but I am oriented in setting the goals based on how races develope," responded Sagan when asked about this year's "old lady". After a few weeks of rest and training in Slovakia, which he merged with the participation on the cycling for fans in the Petržalka borough of Bratislava,  the 24 -year-old from Zilina will travel overseas on Monday. In the U.S. he will first undergo mountain traning and then from the 11th to the 18th of May follows his favourite race the Tour of California . At this event he is the record holder, with ten stage wins , two of which he got last year. He will be present for the fifth time in his career at the Tour of California.
" I love the race in California. I would love to repeat some stage wins this year, " said the Cannondale team rider . After the race he will remain overseas in Colorado where he will have his next training camp preparing for other European races. He will return to the old continent before the Tour de Suisse in June,which will be his rehearsal for the Tour de France .

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Sagan will receive award plaquette from France

Bratislava (kor) - Sagan will receive a commemorative plaquette of the Monnaie de Paris in Bratislava on Saturday, from the hands of Didier Lopinot, the French ambassador in the Slovak Republic.

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The reason for granting Sagan this award is his triumph in the points competition and the obtainment of the green jersey on the 100th year jubilee of the Tour de France (TdF). 

The Monnaie de Paris commemorative plaquette will be given to the four riders who won a jersey during last year's race. The hundredth edition of TdF started in Corsica with the final destination at the Arc de Triomphe and a reference to exactly these two places is engraved on the back of the plaquette. The front side shows the portraits of the riders who obtained the different jerseys.

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Sagan finished in sixth place at Paris-Roubaix!

Roubaix (sita+kor) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan finished in sixth place in one of the most famous one-day races Paris-Roubaix.

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The winner of the 112 th editon of one-day  cycling race Paris-Roubaix was Niki Terpstra. The soon-to-be  30-year-old Dutch riding for team Omega Pharma-QuickStep covered the 257 km course at a winning time of 6:09:01 hours. The Slovak representative Peter Sagan of team Cannondale fought for the win to the last kilometre, but in the end finished sixth with a 20-seconds gap. In his third participation at Paris-Roubaix the 24-year-old Sagan reached his best placement. The second Slovak representative Michael Kolar, in the colours of team Saxo-Tinkoff finished in 141st place with a 27:46-minutes gap behind the winner. From the original count of 188 competitors, 144 completed the demanding race.

"First of all I'm happy for this result and for the performance as well, even if luck was not on my side. Just before Arenberg I had to change my bike due to a crash, because my rear derailleur had been broken. Then I had a puncture and I continued the race with the bike of Marangoni for 20 km before I could get mine back. In both cases I had to put in a lot of effort to recover and catch up with the peloton, but this is Paris-Roubaix. In the velodrome I wasn't able to sprint because of cramps, but anyway I'm satisfied by my result even though I didn't get the victory or a podium place. Now I know that I can be competitive in a race like this. I know I can still improve. At Carrefour l' Arbre I decided to attack and to go forward with a rider from Belkin, although he did not cooperate with me. I had spent a lot of energy before and this strategy was the only choice I had for a good result. I think I finished the first part of my season with a positive sign. Not all the races went as I expected, but anyway it was another good experience for me. Thank you all for your support," said Peter Sagan after the race Paris - Roubaix .

Paris-Roubaix 257 km: 1. Niki Terpstra (NLD) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 6:09:01 h, 2. John Degenkolb (GER) Giant Shimano +20 s, 3. Fabian Cancellara  (SUI) Trek Factory Racing, 4. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) Belkin Pro Cycling, 5. Zdenek Stybar (CZE) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step, 6. SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale - all with +20s, ... 141. Michael Kolar (SR) Saxo-Tinkoff +27:46 min.

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Sagan finished sixteenth in the Tour of Flanders

Bruges (sita+kor)- The Swiss Fabian Cancellara was once again the winner of Tour of Flanders, one of the five cycling monuments.

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On the 260 km-long course from the west to the east of Flanders, between Bruges and Oudenaarde, he defended last year's victory. Peter Sagan came to the finish in 16th place, with almost a 1.5-min gap.

The Slovak champion Peter Sagan was from the beginning at the head of the peloton and controlled the development of the race. He did not avoid technical problems, but was not involved in any crush.

“It’s never easy to comment on a disappointing result and there aren’t many words to say right now. I did not perform as I wanted in a key moment of the race. When Cancellara and Vanmarcke attacked on the Oude Kwaremont I wasn’t not able to push hard enough to follow them. Simply no other reasons. Besides this, there was no cooperation in the group to close the gap. I think many riders felt like me; it was a tough race as always. Congrats to Cancellara and to the others who finished on the podium. Maybe it was just a negative day...,'' said Peter Sagan.

Tour of Flanders (Bruges-Oudenaarde, 260 km): 1. Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Trek Factory 6:15:25 h, 2. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing, 3. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) Belkin, 4. Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step all the same time, 5. Alexander Kristoff  (NOR) Katusha, 6. Niki Terpstra (NLD) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step both +20, 7. Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step, 8. Geraint Thomas (GBR) Sky, 9. Björn Leukemans (BEL) Want-Groupe Gobert, 10. Sebastian Langeveld (NLD) Garmin Sharp all +28 ... 16. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +1:24

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Sagan is the winner again

ZOTEGEM ( sita+ kor ) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan in the colors of the Italian team Cannondale was the winner of the first stage of the three-day cycling race VDK - Driedaagse De Panne - Koksijde in Belgium.

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''I was just working for Oscar and my aim was to lead him out in the best way. 

In the sprint I pushed hard and then moved to the right to let him pass and win. We thought he won.I'm happy that the team took another victory, but at the same time I'm sorry for Oscar. My teammates did great work to help me and many times people don't see this on TV. Today I had the chance to repay their efforts and I wanted to race as domestique.... Once again I want to thank the entire team,'' said Peter Sagan after his win

The Driedaagse race ( three days ) De Panne - Koksijde is the final preparation for Sunday's culmination of the Belgian spring classics season - Around Flanders. On Wednesday's program  there is the II . stage - 206 km from Zottegem to Koksijde, while the third stage on Thursday will be divided in two parts, including a short time trial of 14,3 km.

1. Stage: De Panne-Zottegem, 201 km: 1. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 4:29:39 h, 2. Oscar Gatto (ITA) Cannondale, 3. Kenneth Van Bilsen 
(BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise, 4. Gert Steegmans (BEL) Omega Pharma Quick Step, 5. Laurens De Vreese (BEL) Want-Groupe Gobert, 6. Mauro Finetto 
(ITA) Neri Sottoli - all at the same time as the winner.
Overall standings after the 1. stage: 1. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 4:29:29 h, 2. Oscar Gatto (ITA) Cannondale +4 s, 3. Kenneth Van Bilsen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise +6 , 4. Gert Steegmans (BEL) Omega Pharma Quick Step +7, 5. Laurens De Vreese (BEL) Want-Groupe Gobert +10.

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Sagan takes bronze at Wevelgem

Wevelgem (pb+kor) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale finished in 3rd place on Sunday's one-day race Gent-Wevelgem (233 km) listed in the WorldTour calendar.

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The German John Degenkolb of team Giant-Shimano was the winner in the final sprint.

At Gent-Wevelgem, Sagan was defending his victory from last year. For the 3rd place he was awarded 50 points towards the  UCI world ranking;  the Spaniard Alberto Contador is the new leader after Sunday.
,,This third place makes me satisfied. I did a good sprint, even if maybe I started too early, and I finished the race safely, without being involved in any crash. My teammates did an amazing work during all the hot moments of the race, especially in the finale. Degenkolb has been strong to follow

my wheel and to pass me. Sprints are always a guessing game, especially when there are a lot of good riders in the bunch and you have 230 kilometres in the legs. I'm happy for the podium and for the good feeling I had. I thought I had a chance to win but I'm not disappointed - it has been a good day. Next week will be very important to prepare the Ronde Van Vlaanderen. The results I achieved in Harelbeke and today in Gent-Wevelgem prove that the condition is good. I'm confident to be able to perform well and my team too," said the Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan .

Gent - Wevelgem (233 km) : 1. John Degenkolb ( DGER ) Giant - Shimano ,2. Arnaud Demare ( FRA ) FDJ.fr , 3. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale , 4.Sep Vanmarcke ( BEL) Belkin 5. Tom Boonen ( BEL) Omega Pharma - QuickStep , 6. Tom Van Asbroeck ( Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise all the same time as the winner ... 80. Martin Velits (SR ) Omega Pharma - QuickStep +2:27 min , 135. Michael Kolar ( both SR ) + Saxo - Tinkoff +13:04 .

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Awesome: Sagan won E3 Harelbeke!

Waregem ( kor ) -Team Cannondale's 24-year-old from Zilina was the winner at the opening Flemish classic (212km) of the WorldTour's spring calendar, where he triumphed in the final sprint of a group of four, at a time of 4:56:30 h, in front of the Dutch Niki Terpstra and the British Geraint Thomas

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Sagan reached his third win in this calendar year, but the first in a one-day race. Thanks to the triumph at E3 Harelbeke, the Slovak "super-fast train" moved up to the 5th place in the UCI ranking.

 
''This win in Harelbeke is very important for me, these are races in which so many great riders compete, which makes my success more precious. After Milan - San Remo I needed to turn the page. This morning I was determined to test my condition under normal circumstances, and the result in the end was fantastic. This was the best way to kick off the season of the Belgian spring classics and a big boost of confidence before other events. In the beginning I was not feeling well, but it was gradually getting better and better. After 100 kilometres, before the deciding part of the course, I was involved in a crash with my teannate Gato and I had to change my bicycle. I did not wait for the car, but I took Marangoni's one, who has a similar frame with me and for about 40 km I rode with different measurements. Then I got my bike back from the team car and tried to remain at the front. In the end, four of us broke away, we increased our lead, but I did not know what would happen. To win a classic, you have to ride your best, be in good shape and also have luck. In the end, I was not sure if I had any chance of winning. I spent a lot of energy after the crash and on the Kwaremonte I also lagged a little. At that moment I thought, just stay at the front and we see what happens... I knew Terpesta would be a strong contender, Thomas as well. Only when I started to sprint and saw that no one was able to overtake me, I realised that I could win it! Once again I want to thank the whole team, Marangoni even had to wrap it up, because he had to wait for the car... both this victory and the points are very important," 

E3 Harelbeke (212 km): 1. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 4:56:30 h, 2. Niki Terpstra (NLD) Omega Pharma - Quick Step,  3. Greraint Thomas (GBR) Sky, 4. Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step - the same time as the winner, 5. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) Belkin +1:16 min, 6. Tony Galopin (FRA) Lotto Belisol, 7. Borut Božič (SLO) Astana Pro Team +1:19 min, 8. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp, 9. Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Trek Factory Racing , 10. Greg van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team - all 1:19... Michael Kolar, Saxo - Tinkoff and Martin Velits (both SR) Omega Pharma - Quick Step did not finish the race

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Sagan before the race in Harelbeke

Harelbeke (pb+kor) - Another race of the WorldTour spring calendar is awaiting the Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan on Friday, when he will be present at the 211 km-long classic called E3 Harelbeke.

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This is the opening race of the Belgian spring classics season, where Sagan finished second last year.

Friday's race, E3 Harelbeke, is 211 km long and will take place on the roads of Western Flanders, where cyclists will experience the dreaded cobblestones for the first time this season.The race profile contains a lot of gradients (there will be 17 of them) and is suitable for breaking away, but it is not extremely difficult and because of that we are awaiting a sprint finish, although a one-rider triumph is also possible, if one breaks away towards the end. 
"If I am able to repeat the same performance as last year, I will be very happy," said 24-year-old Peter Sagan before the race. "I don't want to predict an outcome or promise anything before that. These are races with strong opponents, so I need to give the maximum of my power. I have already said many times that I like the Belgian races and I want to achieve as much as possible. This is my goal and I will try to make it," said Peter Sagan before Friday's event in Harelbeke. From the Cannondale ProCycling team these riders will assist him: Oscar Gatto, Maciej Bodnar, Kristijan Koren, Ted King , Alan Marangoni, Paolo Longo Borghini a Matthias Křížek.

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Milan-San Remo : Sagan came tenth

San Remo (sita+kor) - The Norwegian Alexander Kristoff was the winner of the 105th edition of the cycling race Milan-San Remo.

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The 26-year-old rider of team Katusha triumphed on the 299 km-long course in a bunch sprint of cyclists in front of the Swiss favourite Fabian Cancellara of team Trek.

For the Slovak favourite Peter Sagan the sprint finish didn't work out as he wished, although until the final metres he was still in it for victory. In the end, the Cannondale team leader finished in 10th place. Sagan was second last year in San Remo. The first of the European spring classics, also known as La Primavera or Classicissima, took place in rainy weather. The best appeared at the final destination, the city of San Remo, after almost 7 hours on the saddles of their bicycles.

"This is not the result I expected but I suffered a lot from the cold and the bad weather. It was really not easy to perform as I wanted in the end. I felt my legs a lot and I wasn't able to sprint strongly. Anyway, I'm disappointed by this result but I have to accept it and carry on. I did my best under these conditions and, with my team, we managed the race as we wanted. We have nothing to regret. I want to thank my teammates because they supported me in such a great way and worked a lot at the  front of the peloton - Now I want to turn the page quickly and look for a new satisfaction in Belgium," said the 24 -year-old Slovak cyclist  Peter Sagan

Milan - San Remo (299 km) : 1. Alexander Kristoff ( NOR ) Katusha 6:55:56 h , 2. Fabian Cancellara ( SUI ) Trek Factory Racing 3. Ben Swift ( GBR. ) Team Sky , 4. Juan Jose Lobato (ESP) Movistar , 5. Mark Cavendish (GBR ) Omega Pharma - Quick - Step 6. Sinn Colbrelli ( ITA ) Bardiani -CSF,... 10. Peter SAGAN ( SR ) Cannondale - all at the same time as the winner.

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Sagan before the first classic: Milan - San Remo

Milan (sita) - Peter Sagan was second at the classic cycling race Milan - San Remo a year ago, and also because of that he is now yearning to win.

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Sunday's 294 km from the North to the South of Italy should really test the 200 riders from 25 teams. The Slovak leader of the Italian team Cannondale Sagan is daring, although last year he was unexpectedly overtaken on the finish line by the German Gerald Ciolek.

"A year ago I learnt an important lesson. It showed me how difficult and unpredictable this classic can be. Now I will be satisfied if I do my best to win and I even manage to win. The Milan - San Remo race has always been one of the highlights of the season for me," said Sagan for Tuttobiciweb. Sagan recently triumphed in the points competition at Tirreno - Adriatico and also added a victory in one of the stages. Previously he had won a stage in the race Tour of Oman. After both of these triumphs, the 23-year-old from Zilina didn't forget to point out that this was only the preparation for the big spring classics in Europe. Milan - San Remo is the first of them.

 

Sagan, two-times winner of the points competition in the Tour de France, will rely on team work on Sunday, especially from Moreno Moser and Alessandro de Marchi. Team Cannondale recognises the race for its importance. "Milan - San Remo is one of the most delicate races of the season. Anything can happen. We need to be on constant alert and not underestimate any situation which may occur during the race," warns Mario Scirea, one of the sports directors of team Cannondale. For Sunday, eight Cannondale riders were entrusted: Moreno Moser, Damiano Caruso, Maciej Bodnar, Alessandro De Marchi, Oscar Gatto, Marco Marcato, Alan Marangoni and Peter Sagan. Another Slovak, Peter Velits, will be part of a competitor team, BMC.
The race Milan - San Remo starts on Sunday shortly after 10:00 in the morning and the best are expected to finish around 16.50.

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Sagan twentieth in mountain stage

Guardiagrele ( TASR ) - The Spaniard Alberto Contador was the winner of Sunday's 5th stage of the cycling race Tirreno Adriatico from Amatrice to Guardiagrele (192 km).

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The team Saxo-Tinkoff rider had the greatest power reserves at the end of the stage and thanks to a flamboyant finish reached the second stage-triumph at the event.

Contador thus took the lead in the overall classification, where he replaced the Polish Michal Kwiatkowski (OmegaPharma - Quick-Step ) at the head. "El Pistolero" built a most likely decisive lead on Sunday.
An amicable performance was displayed by the Slovak Peter Sagan, who in the difficult mountain stage lost only 2 minutes and 38 seconds to the winner, finishing in the 20th place. The Cannondale team rider jumped from the 42nd to the 31st place in the overall classification, lagging 11:23 min behind Contador.

 

Results 5. stage (Amatrice-Guardiagrele, 192 km): 1. Alberto Contador ( ESP / Saxo-Tinkoff ) 4:54:42 h, 2. Simon Geschke (GER / Giant-Shimano ) +6 s, 3. Benjamin King (USA / Garmin Sharp) +45, 4. Adam Hansen (AUS / Lotto) +1:01, 5. Jean-Christophe Peraud (FRA / AG2R) +1:26, 6. Giampaolo Caruso (ITA / Katusha) +1:39, ... , 20. Peter SAGAN (SR / Cannondale ) +2:38


Overall standings after 5. stage: 1. Contador 21:01:30 h, 2. Nairo Quintana (COL / Movistar) +2:08, 3. Kreuziger +2:15, 4. Arredondo +2:39, 5. Peraud +2:40, 6. Mikel Nieve (ESP / Sky) +2:50, ... , 31. Peter SAGAN +11:23

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Sagan dedicated the victory to his mother!

Bratislava / Arezzo ( SITA + kor ) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan won the first race this year in the elite WorldTour series.

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The finish of Friday´s 3rd stage of the Tirreno - Adriatico, which led from Cascina to Arezzo and measured 210 km, suited the 24-year-old from Zilina well. In a technique-heavy finish, most elite sprinters were absent at the front and the Slovak rider from the team Cannondale enjoyed the victory. He added this year's first six points to his world rankings tally.

"First of all I want to say that today's victory is dedicated to my mum! Of course I am very happy for this triumph, because today's stage was very difficult and towards the end it was pretty dangerous, too! I am certainly thankful to my team co-riders who got me to the front of the peloton and helped me immensely. Today required a tactical performance, in which we succeeded, and in the end I held on at the front. In the last few metres I gave it everything and I'm glad it worked out."

Results - 3. stage ( Cascina - Arezzo , 210 km ) : 1. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale 5:10:17 h , 2. Michal Kwiatkowski ( POL ) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step , 3. Simon Clarke ( AUS ) Orica GreenEdge , 4. Philippe Gilbert ( Bel) BMC Racing , 5. Daryl Impey ( South Africa ) Orica GreenEdge , 6. Daniele Bennati ( ITA ) Saxo - Tinkoff all time as the winner
Ranking after 3. stage : 1. Michal Kwiatkowski ( POL ) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 9:26:36 h , 2. Rigoberto Uran ( COL ) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +10 sec 3. Simon Clarke ( AUS ) Orica GreenEdge +13 , 4. Tony Martin ( DEU ) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +15 , 5. Daryl Impey ( South Africa ) +17 Orica GreenEdge , 6. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +22

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Sagan in fifth place in the 2nd stage

Cascina ( SITA ) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan finished in 5th place on Thursday's second stage of the race Tirreno - Adriatico , which led from San Vincenzo to Cascino and measured 166 km.

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The Cannondale team rider fought  to the last meters to be the first on the finish line.

Towards the end the opponents closed him off a bit and the 24 -year-old from Zilina couldn't work for a higher position anymore. The Italian Matteo Pelucchi from the IAM cycling team enjoyed his first WorldTour race career victory. In the  bunch sprint  he overtook the French Arnaud Demar, while the German André Greipel finished third. This stage was suited mainly to sprinters and had an expected outcome. Several riders were left to go forward by the peloton, but in the end they fought for the first place together .

Tirreno - Adriatico - 2nd Stage ( San Vincenzo - Cascina , 166km):  Pelucchi Matteo ( Ita ) IAM Cycling , 2.Arnaud Demare ( Fra ) FDJ.fr , 3 André Greipel ( Ger ) Lotto Belisol , 4. Sam Bennett ( IRL ) NetApp - Endura , 5. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale , 6. Davide Appollonio ( Ita ) AG2R La Mondiale

Ranking after 2nd stage : 1. Mark Cavendish (Gbr . ) Omega Pharma - Quick Step 4:16:25 h , 2. Michal Kwiatkowski ( Pol ) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step , 3 Rigoberto Uran Uran ( Col ) Omega Pharma - Quick - Step 4. Mark Renshaw ( Aus ) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step - all the same time , 5. Pettacchi Alessandro ( Ita ) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +2 s , 6. Tony Martin ( Ger ) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 3 , ... 28. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +26

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Sagan : "From now on, it's all about the results!"

Bratislava / Monaco ( lc ) - This year's first start in the European continent awaits our cyclist Peter Sagan on Saturday- at the Strade Bianche.

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The best Slovak cyclist nowadays, Peter Sagan, has already behind him not only this season's preparation, but also three starts at races, including one stage win. On Saturday, the first start in Europe for the new season awaits him - at the Strade Bianche race, where last year he finished second, behind his teammate Moser.

- For your first victory, you've waited until your third event, when you won the fourth stage at the Tour of Oman. Is this event somehow special for you, because both last year and the year before that, you won a stage...

"No, I would not say that. All three events until now were merely preparatory to me. As in Dubai I wanted to see how I perform in the time trial, so in Oman I wanted to win at least one of the stages. That would prove to me that I am going in the right direction. It worked out and I'm happy."

- You mentioned the team; you already said before the season that this year's Cannondale line-up will be stronger than last year's. Do these words still hold today? Were you convinced after the first races?
"Yes. I am convinced that the changes which were made in our team, will benefit both me personally and also the team, which will compete on other races without me and without those who will be with me."
- So, which cyclists will be your strongest support this season in the green Cannondale jersey?
"From those who came to the team now, mainly Marco Marcato, who transferred from team Vacansoleil and Oscar Gato, who last year rode for team Vini Fantini  - Selle Italia; two Italians, who were among the leaders in their previous teams. And then, of course, those whose support I could already rely on - especially the Polish Bodnar or the Slovenian Koren."
- Strade Bianche, the European premiere, is approaching and then comes the traditional stage race, which precedes the first major Italian and World Classic Milan - San Remo. There, the results will be very important, too!
"Last year I started in Europe with a win at the Grand Prix Camaiore, but this time we skipped this one-stage race. On Saturday I'll be standing at the 'START'. At the Tirreno - Adriatico a lot of cyclists want to shine, and of course I want to be successful there, too. For the moment, until Saturday's race, we are at a training camp in Tuscany and I believe it will prove benefitial particularly at the end of the first great classic, where I would like to finish better than last year, when by my own mistake, I lost the final sprint to Ciolek."
- Last year, you won two stages at the Tirreno - Adriatico race. What is the plan for this year?
"I've made many resolutions for this season, but I wouldn't like to say when and what I want to win. Competition is strong, everyone is watching out for me, every victory always costs me a lot of energy. On the Tirreno - Adriatico one must be already well prepared, everyone goes there already well prepared. Because shortly after, the important spring classics begin. And everyone in the world's leading peloton yearns to be successful at these classics."

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In the final stage of Tour of Oman, Sagan was tenth

Muscat (TASR) - Andre Greipel won the 6th stage of the cycling race Tour of Oman.

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The aaptain of the Lotto-Belisol team was successful in a bunch sprint in the final stage, which ran from As Sifah to the capital Muscat and measured 146.5 kilometres. The 31-year old  German added another victory having already won in the first and third stage. 

In second place finished the French Nacer Bouhanni ,third  the Irish Sam Bennett (NetApp-Endura). On Sunday Peter Sagan (Cannondale) got  the tenth place and came to the finish at the same time as the winner. 
The overall win in the fifth edition of the race was enjoyed, like last year, by the British Christopher Froome (Sky), who turned his debut this season to victory. Peter Sagan in 49th place (+7:14).

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Amazing Sagan won the 4th stage at the Tour of Oman

WADI AL ABIYAD ( sita + kor ) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale was the winner of Friday's 4th stage of the race Tour of Oman, running from Wadi Al Abiyad to Boshart and measuring 173 km.

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The 24-year-old from Zilina worked himself to the top of the overall ranking in this event, which culminates on Sunday. He has a 10-second lead.

The Colombian Rigoberto Uran (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) was second and the Italian Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) was third. Along with Sagan, they broke away from the peloton towards the end. Three kilometres before the finish they had 20 seconds to the their benefit, and from that point on it was clear they would be splitting the podium among them. The 5th Stage Bidbid - Jabal Al Akhdar / Green Mountain (147.5 km) is on the program for Saturday.
,,Today was a difficult stage with headwind again, in the first 110 km the course was flat. After that came the four hills and in the end it all worked out for me. In the last kilometres there were about twenty riders, so I tried to attack on the descend. But when I saw that Nibali and Uran were after me, I waited for them a bit. After the descend, it was still about six kilometres to the finish, we kept ahead of the peloton and in the end I won. I'm very satisfied that I won the first victory in Oman, it's great not only for me, but also for the whole team. I think that everything is going according to plan, my condition is also improving, so it's a great preparation before the classics," were the words of the 24-year-old Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan  after his first triumph this year, through his media manager Jozef Korbel .

4.stage ( Wadi Al Abiyad - Boshart 173 km) : 1. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 4:02:20 h, 2. Rigoberto Uran (COL) Omega Pharma - Quick Step, 3. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana - both with +2, 4. Daryl Impey (South Africa) Orica - GreenEdge, 5. Tony Gallopin (FRA ) Lotto - Belisol, 6. Daniel Moreno Fernandez (ESP) Katusha - all +8 ... 30. Peter Velits (SR) BMC Racing Team +1:17 min
Ranking after 4. stage: 1. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 14:46:44 h, 2. Rigoberto Uran (COL) Omega Pharma - Quick Step +10 sec, 3. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana +14, 4. Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto - Belisol +17, 5. Daryl Impey      (South Africa) Orica - GreenEdge +18, 6. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Astana +24 ... 26. Peter Velits (SR) BMC Racing Team +1:29 min

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Sagan second in the 3. stage

Al Bustan ( sita+ kor ) - The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale finished in second place on Thursday's 3. stage of the race Tour of Oman.

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The German André Greipel ( Lotto - Belisol ), who had already succeeded in the opening chapter of this event, won the course from Bank Muscat to Al Bustan (145 km).

"Today's stage we also did last year. But then it was the second, and I won it, when I came to the finish alone. Now, however, it was a bit different, because there was different wind and on the last hill there was even a headwind blowing. I  was also in the break, but they caught up to me and in the end I'm glad I got a second place sprint finish. Friday's stage will be difficult, four hills, and I do not think I will keep up, but we'll see. I am glad that my form is improving and I'm well prepared for the spring classics, which will be more important," were Peter Sagan 's words after the 3rd stage of the Tour Oman through his media manager Joseph Korbel.
On Friday's program is the 4. stage with a significantly more rugged profile, leading from Wadi Al Abiyad to Boshart and measuring 173 km. The event culminates on Sunday.

Results - cycling  race Tour of Oman - 3. stage ( Bank Muscat - Al Bustan , 145 km) : 1. André Greipel ( GER ) Lotto - Belisol 3:29:08 h , 2 Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale , 3. Nacer Bouhanni ( Fr. ) FDJ.fr , 4 .Ben Swift ( Gbr ). Sky , 5. Marco Canola ( ITA ) Bardiani Csf, 6. Zdenek Stybar ( CZE ) Omega Pharma - Quick Step , ... 55. Peter Velits (SR ) BMC Racing Team - all at the same time as the winner
Ranking after  3.  stage : 1. André Greipel ( GER ) Lotto - Belisol 10:44:20 h , 2. Leigh Howard ( AUS ) Orica - GreenEdge +8 s, 3. Alexander Kristoff ( NOR ) +10 Katusha , 4.Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +14 , 5. Nacer Bouhanni ( Fr. ) FDJ.fr and Tom Boonen ( Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick Step both +16 ... 24. Peter Velits (SR ) BMC Racing Team +20 .

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Sagan fourteenth in the second stage

Quriyat ( TASR ) - The Norwegian Alexander Kristoff of team Katusha beacme the winner of the second stage of the cycling race Tour of Oman , who on 139 km-long course from Al Bústán to Quriyatu achieved his first triumph in 2014.

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On Wednesday, the Australian Leight Howard of the Orica - GreenEdge finished in second place,  the Belgian Tom Boonen ( Omega Pharma - QuickStep ) finished third. The Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale came to the finish in 14th place,  at the same time as the winner .

Results - 2nd Stage : 1. Alexander Kristoff ( Nor . / Katusha 3:12:01 h ) , 2. Leigh Howard ( Aus . / Orica GreenEdge ) , 3. Tom Boonen ( Bel . / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step ) , 4. Robert Förster (Ger . / UnitedHealthcare ) , 5. Nacer Bouhanni (Fr . / FDJ.fr ) , 6. Nicola Ruffoni ( Ita . / Bardian CSF ) ... 14. Peter SAGAN (SR / Cannondale ) , 37. Peter Velits (SR / BMC Racing )
 

Standings after  2nd Stage : 1. Howard 7:15:20 h , 2. Kristoff , 3. André Greipel (Ger . / Lotto Belisol ) , 4. Preben Van Hecke (Belgium . / Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise ) all 20 +2  ... SAGAN , 27.Velits both  +12

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Sagan eighteenth in the 1. stage

Naseem Garden (AP) - Peter Sagan of team Cannondale, reigning Slovak Athlete of the Year, finished in the 18th place on Tuesday's 1st stage of the cycling race Tour of Oman.

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Fellow countryman Peter Velits (BMC Racing Team) was 26th. Both finished in the main peloton.

On the 150 km-long course from the As Suwayq Castle to the Naseem Garden, the German André Greipel (Lotto Belisol) was victorious, in front of the Australian Leigh Howard (Orica GreenEdge) and the Italian Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani -CSF). Greipel dedicated the triumph to his former teammate, the Belgian Oliver Kaisen, who ended his career due to heart problems, reported the website Cyclingnews.

Results - cycling race Tour of Oman - 1. stage ( As Suwayq Castle - Naseem Garden , 150 km) : 1. André Greipel ( GER ) Lotto Belisol 4:03:31 h , 2. Leigh Howard ( AUS ) Orica GreenEdge , 3. Nicola Ruffini ( ITA ) Bardiani-CSF , 4. Nacer Bouhanni ( FRA ) Fdj.fr , 5. Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma - Quick - Step, 6. Michael van Staeyen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise ... 18. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale, 26. Peter Velits (SR ) BMC Racing Team - all the same time as the winner
 

Standings after 1. stage : 1. André Greipel (GER) Lotto Belisol 4:03:21 h, 2. Leigh Howard (AUS) Orica GreenEdge +4 s, 3. Nicola Ruffini (ITA) Bardiani -CSF +6 , 4. Preben Van Hecke (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise +6 , 5. Niki Terpstra (NED) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +7, 6. Nicola Boem ( ITA ) Bardiani -CSF +7 ... 23. Peter Sagan ( Slovakia ) Cannondale +10 , 31. Peter Velits (SR ) BMC Racing Team +10

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Sagan in Oman from Tuesday

Bratislava / Al Suwayq Castle ( kor ) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan is already in the Middle East with team Cannondale and on Tuesday will participate in the traditional 6-stage race around Oman.

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Just a year ago, in this event, the Slovak athlete claimed his first season victory and would definitely like to repeat it again.

Peter Sagan, following the January performances in San Luis, Argentina, continued to race in Dubai ( second and third place ) and, before leaving, was fine-tuning his form with the team, testing the new Milan - San Remo route. "I am satisfied with the preparation, everything is going according to plan so far, so I wonder how it will continue. The races in Oman are another important step in the preparation and I believe that I will be fine," said Sagan, who won two stages in the Tour of Oman last year and another one in 2012.
Apart from our Peter Sagan, there are also the following riders in the Cannondale ProCycling team for this event: Moreno Moser , Oscar Gatto , Alessandro De Marchi , Kristijan Koren , Paolo Longo Borghini , Alan Marangoni and Michel Koch. It should be noted that in Oman strong competitors will meet and we can mention a handful of well-known names, such as Chris Froome, Joaquim Rodriguez , Vincenzo Nibali , Tejay van Garderen , André Greipel , Daniel Bennati , Tom Boonen , Nacer Bouhanni . Fabian Cancellara , Philippe Gilbert and Roman Kreuziger ...

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Sagan fell in the final stage...

Dubai ( SITA ) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan fell at the end of last Saturday's 4th stage of the race Dubai Tour.

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The Cannondale team rider fell off at a bend about three kilometers before the finish of the 123 kilometers long stage, which Marcel Kittel won .

The German cyclist of the Giant - Shimano group has reached the third stage triumph in this event , having also won its second and third part  The American Taylor Phinney enjoyed owerall vicotry . 24-year-old Peter Sagan from Zilina was ultimately classified on the last 124th position , with his brother Juraj finishing one ahead .

Results - cycling race Dubai Tour , 4. stage ( Dubai - Burj - Khalifa , 123 km): 1. Marcel Kittel ( GER ) Giant - Shimano 2:41:09 h , 2. Mark Renshaw ( AUS ) Omega Pharma - Quick Step , 3. Andrea Guardini ( ITA ) Astana , 4. Roberto Ferrari ( ITA ) Lampre - Merida , 5. Porsev Alexander ( RUS ) Katusha , 6. Daniele Ratto ( ITA ) Cannondale , ... 30. Peter Velits ( SR ) BMC - all the same time as the winner , 39. Martin Velits (SR ) Omega Pharma - Quick Step +4 s, 123. Juraj Sagan (SR ) Cannondale , 124. Peter SAGAN ( SR ) Cannondale - both +2:25 min
 

Final standings: 1. Taylor Phinney ( USA ) BMC 9:31:33 h , 2. Steven Cummings (GBR ). BMC +15 sec 3.Lasse Norman Hansen ( DEN ) Garmin Sharp +17 , 4. Tony Martin ( GER ) Omega Pharma - QuickStep +23 , 5. Fabian Cancellara ( SUI ) +30 Trek , 6. Marcel Kittel ( GER ) Giant - Shimano +30 ... 9. Peter Velits (SR ) BMC +42 18. Martin Velits (SR ) Omega Pharma - Quick Step +49 , 73. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +3:27 , 109. Juraj Sagan (SR ) Cannondale +8:30

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Sagan finished third in the 3rd stage

Dubai ( SITA ) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan took third place in Friday's third stage of the race Dubai Tour.

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The Cannondale team rider was defeated only by the winner, German Marcel Kittel and the second, Italian Juan José Lobato . Brother Juraj Sagan was classified in the 92nd place.

In the overall standings, the American Taylor Phinney is at the forefront , P. Sagan from Zilina remained in sixth place with a 29 -second gap ,Peter Velits also advanced into  the top 10.The BMC-group member is tenth , and he is  38 seconds short on the leader.
Two-time holder of the green jersey for the best sprinter of the Tour de France Peter Sagan got his second podium place in Asia( on Thursday he  was second , note) , but he is still waiting for the first stage win in the 2014 season which has just started. The event in Dubai will culminate  on Saturday 's fourth and final stage.

Dubai Tour - 3rd stage ( Dubai - Hatta 162 km ): 1. Marcel Kittel ( GER ) Giant - Shimano 3:47:52 h, 2. Juan José Lobato (ESP) Movistar, 3. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale, 4. Dylan van Baarle ( NED ) Garmin - Sharp , 5. Reinard Janse van Rensburg ( South Africa ) Argos - Shimano, 6. Wouter Poels ( NED ) Omega Pharma - Quick Step, ... 14. Martin Velits (SR ) Omega Pharma - Quick Step, 33. Peter Velits ( SR ) BMC - all the same time as the winner, 92. Juraj Sagan (SR ) Cannondale +3:30 min
 

Ranking after the third out of four stages: 1.Taylor Phinney ( USA ) BMC 6:50:24 h , 2. Steven Cummings (GBR ). BMC +15 sec 3. Lasse Norman Hansen ( DEN ) Garmin Sharp +17 , 4. Tony Martin ( GER ) Omega Pharma - QuickStep +23 , 5. Fabian Cancellara ( SUI ) +26 Trek , 6. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +29... 10. Peter Velits (SR ) BMC +38, 18. Martin Velits (SR ) Omega Pharma - Quick Step +45, 97. Juraj Sagan (SR ) Cannondale +5:32 min

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Sagan finished second in the 2nd stage of the Dubai Tour

Dubai ( SITA ) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan took second place in Thursday's second stage of the race Dubai Tour , which was 122 km long and ended in the famous Palm Jumeirah district.

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The German Marcel Kittel  was victorious in the final sprint of the entire peloton.

The  Cannondale team rider from Zilina confimed his solid form early in the season and after the sixth place in the opening time trial reached another valuable result. In the overall standings after the 2nd stage the sixth place belongs to  24 -year-old P. Sagan,  30 seconds short of the current leader, the American Phinney Taylor , winner of Wednesday's time trial , who took  third place on Thursday  .

Results - cycling race Dubai Tour , 2. stage ( Dubai - The Palm Jumeirah 122 km ) : 1. Marcel Kittel ( GER ) Giant - Shimano 2:50:30 h , 2. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale, 3.Taylor Phinney ( USA ) BMC , 4. Juan José Lobato (ESP) Movistar , 5. Giacomo Nizzolo ( ITA ) Trek Factory Racing , 6. Roberto Ferrari ( ITA ) Lampre - Merida , .. 37. Peter Velits (SR ) BMC, 45. Martin Velits (SR ) Omega Pharma - Quick Step, 72. Juraj Sagan ( SR ) Cannondale - all the same time as the winner
 

Ranking after the second of four stages : 1. Taylor Phinney ( USA ) BMC 3:02:32 h , 2. Steven Cummings (Britain ). BMC +15 sec 3. Lasse Norman Hansen ( DEN ) Garmin Sharp +17 , 4. Tony Martin ( DEU ) Omega Pharma - QuickStep +23 , 5. Fabian Cancellara ( SUI ) +26 Trek , 6. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +30 ... 11. Peter Velits (SR ) BMC +38 19. Martin Velits (SR ) Omega Pharma - Quick Step +45, 96. Juraj Sagan (SR ) Cannondale +2:02 min

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Sagan sixth in the time trial

Dubai (SITA) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale was placed sixth on Wednesday's first stage, a 9.9 km time trial, of the Dubai Tour 2014.

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The co-riders of Peter Velitš triumphed, as the fastest track time of 12:03 minutes was recorded by the American Taylor Phinney, before his British team-mate Stephen Cummings, who lost 14 seconds to him. The Dane Lasse Norman Hansen of Garmin-Sharp was third with a loss of 16 seconds. Juraj Sagan of Cannodale ended in the 104th place. 

 Results 1. stage (time trial 9.9 km): 1. Taylor Phinney (USA / BMC) 12:03 min., 2. Stephen Cummings (Gbr. / BMC) +14 s, 3. Lasse Norman Hansen (Engl. / Garmin Sharp) +16, 4. Tony Martin (DEU / Omega Pharma-Quick Step) +22, 5. Fabian Cancellara (Swi. / RadioShack) +25, 6. Peter SAGAN (SR / Cannondale) +31 ... 104. Juraj SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +2:01 min.

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Sagan together with his brother in Dubai

Bratislava / Dubai ( kor ) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan, after the race in San Luis in Argentina, moved to Dubai , where the first ever Dubai Tour awaits him from the 5th to the 8th of February.

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Organisers confirmed  inviting sixteen teams to this inaugural event, eleven of which will be with the highest ProTour license.

The first test  of the year will see the elite time-trialists on a 9.9 km long route on Wednesday,  February 5th. The remaining three stages are rather intended for sprinters, although the third one has some small peaks along its route. Overall length of the race will be 416.9 km . In the Cannondale ProCycling Team, apart from Peter Sagan and his brother Juraj, there are other riders like Damiano Caruso , Marco Marcato , Ted King , Daniele Ratto , Maciej Bodnar , and Fabio Sabatini , who returns after a five-month rehabilitation after his fall in the U.S. Pro Challenge .
"Recent races in Argentina showed that I am well prepared , I did good training and in the final stage, I also tried the sprint . The event in Dubai is new and I think it's a good race . I consider it , however, still as preparation, the weather is fine , there are quality riders here , great teams , but I have a strong team around me," said the 24 -year-old Cannondale cyclist, Peter Sagan .

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Sagan celebrated his birthday with a second place!

San Luis ( SITA ) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan took a great second place in Sunday's final 7th stage of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina.

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The Cannondale team rider, who on Sunday celebrates his 24th birthday, lost in the final sprint only to the Italian Sacha Modolo of Lampre - Merida. Local Maximiliano Ariel Richeza also of Lampre - Merida took the third place.

The final stage of the Argentinian event was mostly flat, runnign from San Luis to the Terrazas del Portezuelo, measuring almost 150 km and was particularly suitable for sprinters, which was also proven. On Sunday, the winner Madol capitalised on the excellent work of team-mate Maximilian Ariel Richeza, who prepared the perfect position for him. Sagan, in the final sprint approximately 100 m before the finish, did not manage to get to the front. Sagan, for whom the race was preparatory for the season, reached his first podium this year.

7th Stage ( San Luis - Terrazas del Portezuelo , 148.1 km): 1. Sacha Modolo ( ITA ) Lampre - Merida 3:13:28 h , 2. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale, 3. Maximiliano Ariel Richeza ( ARG ) Lampre - Merida, 4. Mauro Abel Richeza ( ARG ) Argentina , 5. Jens Keukeleire ( Bel) Orica GreenEdge, 6. Giacomo Nizzolo ( ITA ) Trek Factory Racing - all the same time as the winner

Final Ranking after the final 7th stage: 1. Nairo Alexander Quintana ( COL ) Movistar 24:48:48 h , 2. Phillip Gaimon ( USA ) Garmin Sharp +43 sec 3. Sergio Godoy ( ARG ) San Luis Somos Todos +2:02 min , 4. Julian David Arredondo Moreno ( COL ) Trek Factory +2:54 , 5. Enzo Moyano ( ARG ) San Luis Somos Todos +3:04 ... 76. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +32:39

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Sagan finished in 62nd place in a mountain stage

San Luis ( SITA ) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan was placed 62nd in the mountain 6th stage of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina , when he came to thefinish exactly 5 minutes after the winner Julian David Arredondo Moreno from Colombia.

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In the overall standings the 80th place belongs to the 23 -year-old Cannondale team rider .These races are preparatory for Sagan for the season. Arredondo Moreno won the 2nd stage of the Tour de San Luis 2014. The Colombian Quintana has before the final stage a 35 seconds lead on  the American Phillip Gaimon, the third is Sergio Godoy from Argentina 1:57 min apart.

Tour de San Luis : 6th stage ( Las Chacras - Mirador del Sol , 184.4 km ): 1. Julian David Arredondo Moreno ( COL ) Trek Factory 4:16:54 h , 2. Sergio Godoy ( ARG ) San Luis Somos Todos +1 , 3. Nairo Alexander Quintana ( COL ) Movistar +5 , 4. Cleberson Weber ( BRA ) Dataram Clube de Ciclismo - Bottecchia +9 , 5. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez ( COL ) Lampre - Merida +10 , 6. Domenico Pozzovivo ( ITA ) AG2R La Mondiale +12 ... 62. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +5:00

Oveall standings after the  6th stage: 1. Nairo Alexander Quintana ( COL ) Movistar 21:35:13 h , 2. Phillip Gaimon ( USA ) Garmin Sharp +35 , 3. Sergio Godoy ( ARG ) San Luis Somos Todos +1:57 min , 4. Julian David Arredondo Moreno ( COL ) Trek Factory +2:54 , 5. Enzo Moyano ( ARG ) San Luis Somos Todos +2:59 , 6. Eduardo Sepulveda ( ARG ) Bretagne - Seche Environnement +3:38 ... 80. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +32:46

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Sagan was 10th in the time trial

Bratislava / San Luis ( SITA ) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale was placed 10th in the individual time trial at the Tour de San Luis in Argentina.

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He lost 65 seconds on the  Italian winner  Adrian Malori ( Movistar ) lin 19.2 km long course . After the 5th stage, Sagan went up from the 94th to the 84th place in the general classification, and is separated by more than 27 minutes from the leading Colombian Nairo Quintana of team Movistar.

Tour de San Louis - 5th stage ( individual time trial in San Luis 19.2 km): 1. Adriano Malori ( Ita. / Movistar ) 22:11 min , 2. Taylor Phinney ( USA / BMC Racing ) +3 s , 3. Jorge Giacinto ( Arg . / San Luis Somos Todos ) +29 , 4. Lawrence Warbasse ( USA / BMC Racing ) +48 , 5. Andrey Amador Bikkazakova ( Cost . / Movistar ) +52 , 6. Manuel Quinziato ( Ita. / BMC Racing ) +53 , ... , 10. Peter SAGAN (SR / Cannondale ) +1:05

Overall standings after 5th stage: 1. Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col . / Movistar ) 17:18:14 , 2. Phillip Gaimon ( USA / Garmin Sharp ) +26 s, 3. Sergio Godoy ( Arg . / San Luis Somos Todos ) +2:01 , ... , 84. SAGAN +27:51

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Sagan in the 93th place in stage 4

Bratislava / El Alto Amago ( AP) -The Colombian Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas was the winner of the 4th stage of the cycling race Tour de San Luis.

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Which ran from El Potrero de los Funes to el Alto de Amago and measured 168.7 km. The Team Movistar rider succeeded in the final category-1 climb for the mountains classification at an altitude of 1720 m and then in the last metres he wouldn't let his win slip away. Quintana Rojas finished in front of the Argentinian Sergio Godoy, while another Colombian, Darwin Atapuma Hurtado, finished third.

On Thursday, the Slovak representative Peter Sagan of team Cannondale finished in the 93rd place with a difference of 19:57 min from the winner and is 94th in the general classification ( +28:08 ) .

Tour de San Luis - 4. stage ( El Potrero de los Funes - Alto del Amago , 168.7 km ): 1. Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas ( COL ) Movistar 4:15:33 h , 2. Sergio Godoy ( ARG ) San Luis Somos Todos +50 s, 3. Darwin Atapuma Hurtado ( COL ) BMC +1:32 min , 4. Enzo Moyano ( ARG ) San Luis Somos Todos +1:39 , 5. Lucas Euser ( USA ) UnitedHealthcare +1:45 , 6. Miguel Angel Rubiano ( COL ) Colombia +2:09 ... 93. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +19:57

Overall standings after stage 4: 1 Phillip Gaimon ( USA ) Garmin Sharp 16:54:41 h , 2 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas ( COL ) Movistar +4 s, 3 Marc De Maar ( NLD Antilles ) UnitedHealthcare +1:15 min , 4 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado ( COL ) BMC +1:36 , 5 Sergio Godoy ( ARG ) San Luis Somos Todos +1:45 , 6 Enzo Moyano ( ARG ) San Luis Somos Todos +1:51 ... 94 Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +28:08

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Sagan finished in the 91. place in the 3rd stage

Bratislava / Juana Koslau (sieve + kor) - The Italian Giacomo Nizzolo was the winner of the 3rd stage of the cycling race Tour de San Luis, which ran from Tilisarao to Juana Koslay and measured 175.8 kilometers.

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The Trek Factory Team rider succeeded in the bunch sprint of the peloton, from which Slovak Peter Sagan was missing. Soon after, the 24-year-old from Zilina came to the finish in the 91. place with a difference of 44 seconds and he is 86. in the general classification.

"I don't know where the media takes its information from, that I have abdominal viraemia or any other stomach problems... I am in a good physical condition and I see this initial race as preparatory," said Peter Sagan. 

Nizzolo succeeded in front of the Spanish Francisco José Ventosa Alberdi, while Tom Boonen finished third, thanks to hard work from teammate in Omega Pharma-QuickStep Mark Cavendish at the end. In the overall standings, the American Philip Gaimon kept the lead with a margin of 1:47 minutes before Marc de Maar from the Netherlands Antilles.


Results -  Tour de San Luis - 3. stage (Tilisarao - Juana Koslay 175,8 km): 1. Giacomo Nizzolo (Tal.) Trek Factory Racing 4:14:19 h, 2. Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Šp.) Movistar, 3. Tom Boonen (Belg.) Omega Pharma - QuickStep, 4. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp, 5. Davide Appollonio (Tal.) AG2R La Mondiale, 6. Damiano Caruso (Tal.) Cannondale all the same time as the winner, ... 91. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +44 s.

Ranking after  3. etape: 1. Phillip Gaimon (USA) Garmin Sharp 12:34:53 h, 2. Marc De Maar (Neth. Antilles) Unitedhealthcare +1:47 min, 3. Christian Meier (Can.) Orica GreenEdge +3:56, 4. Peter Stetina (USA) BMC +4:16, 5. Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col.) Trek Factory +4:16, 6. Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col.) BMC +4:19, ... 86. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +12:26 min

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Sagan finishes 102nd in the 2nd stage

SAN LUIS ( AP) - The Colombian Julian Arredondo of the Trek Factory team won the 2nd stage of the cycing race Tour de San Luis, which ran from La Punta to Mirador del Potrero and measured 170.6 km.

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The American Peter Stetina of BMC finished second and the third place in the difficult hilly-end belonged to another Colombian cyclist, Nairo Quintana of Movistar.

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Slovak representative Peter Sagan ( Cannondale ) was absent from the top fifteen at the finish. At the head of the overall ranking after the 2ndstage is the American Phillip Gaimon from the team Garmin - Sharp. Last year, rider Sagan did not win any stage triumphs in the surroundings of San Luis; he was second once and fifth twice. Overall he finished on the 83. position. For Sagan, however, it was an excellent springboard into the season, proving his worth afterwards, especially at the Tour de France, where he won the green jersey for the best sprinter.

Stage : La Punta - Mirador del Portrera ( 170.6 km ): 1. Julian Arredondo   
( COL ) Trek Factory Racing 4:13:21 h, 2. 
Peter Stetina ( USA ) BMC Racing - the same time as the winner , 3. Nairo Alexander Quintana ( COL ) Movistar Team +2 , ... 102. Peter SAGAN (SR ) +7:26 .
Ranking after 2. stage : 1 Philip Gaimon ( USA ) Garmin - Sharp 8:20:34 h, 2. Marc de Maar ( NLD ) UnitedHealtCare +1:47 , 3. Christian Meier ( CAN ) Orica GreenEdge +3:56 ... 
99. Peter SAGAN (SR ) +11:42 

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Sagan started the season with a 76th place in Argentina

Bratislava/San Luis (kor + SITA) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan started the new season on the 76th place at the Tour de San Luis in Argentina.

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The  23-year-old from Zilina crossed the finishing line 4:35 minutes behind the winner on Monday's first stage, which measured 164 km , arriving with the main large group.

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The American Philip Gaimon from team Garmin - Sharp enjoyed the triumph;  local Emiliano Contreras finished second and the third position belonged to Marc de Maar of the Curacaco island in the colors of the UnitedHealthcare group.
Last year, Cannondale team rider Sagan did not win any triumph in the surroundings of San Luis; he was second once and fifth twice. Overall he finished on the 83. position. For Sagan, however, it was an excellent springboard into the season, proving his worth afterwards, especially at the Tour de France, where he won the green jersey for the best sprinter.

Tour de San Luis : 1 Stage ( San Luis - Villa Mercedes , 164 km): 1. Philip Gaimon ( USA ) Garmin - Sharp 4:06:54 h, 2. Emiliano Contreras ( ARG ) Argentina +12 s, 3. Marc De Maar ( Curacao ) UnitedHealthcare +1:17 min , 4. Leandro Messineo ( ARG ) San Luis +1:26 , 5. Cristian Da Rosa ( BRA ) Club Dataram - Bottecchia , 6. Monica Alvarado ( Chile ) Chile  +3:52 both... 76. Peter SAGAN (SR ) Cannondale +4:35 min .

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Sagan won the Crystal Wing

Bratislava ( SITA + kor ) - The cyclist Peter Sagan won another individual award.

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The 23-year-old from Zilina will add the Crystal Wing to his showcase, given  annually to  people for their contributions and results, who not only made themselves and their field known, but also their native Slovakia. The award in the sports category was accepted by his father Lubomir at a gala evening in Bratislava Slovak National Theatre on Sunday.

Apart from Peter Sagan,  motorcyclist Ivan Jakes and hockey player Michal Handzus were also nominated in the sports category; the former for his fourth place overall at last year's Rally Dakar, the latter for winning the prestigious Stanley Cup in the Chicago Blackhawks shirt last season.

Sagan was among the laureates primarily due to his 22 victories during the year 2013 and for the green jersey in last year's most prestigious cycling race in the world the Tour de France. Peter Sagan was previously chosen as the Sportman of the year and the Cyclist of the year in Slovakia.
Since Peter Sagan is currently racing in San Luis in Argentina, the award was ccepted by his father Lubomir, who thanked everyone.

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Sagan begins the season in San Luis

Bratislava / San Luis ( kor ) - For the best Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale ProCycling a new season 2014 begins on Monday.

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Like last year, he starts at the Tour de San Luis in Argentina, where six stages and one time trial awaits. The rider from Zilina won no triumph at the courses surrounding San Luis last year; he was second once and fifth twice. For Sagan, however, it was an excellent springboard into the season. "I am very glad to have finished with all the presentations in the team that we had in Los Angeles, various videos, photoshoots and similar things. Now I can fully focus solely on training and racing. Before the race I completed a very good training camp and got a good base  for the season. This year I would like to try and win some and start the 2014 season the best way I can," were the words of cyclist Peter Sagan from Argentina through his media manager Jozef Korbel . 

"We arrived in San Luis on Tuesday. There is intense heat, and the first day I was barely walking... The sun scorched us a bit, and then we added a hill to it during training, so the first day was exhausting. Right now, I feel comfortable and I use these preliminary races in San Luis to prepare for the new season. I know I did not win here last year, but that's not important now. It's very difficult to be in top form throughout the year, it is still very early and my goals are in upcoming races, not here in San Luis. I'm here to get ready for the new season in the best possible way. Physically I'm fine and I hope that nothing will happen, such as an illness, like last year in Oman. I hope not. I have to also think about prevention," revealed the Sportsman of the Year Peter Sagan, for whom races in Dubai and Oman are awaiting in February.

Cannondale ProCycling will present a strong team in Argentina. Apart from our Peter Sagan, there are Moreno Moser, Damiano Caruso, Alessandro De Marchi, Oscar Gatto and Marco Marcato.

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Peter Sagan is the cyclist of the year 2013 in Slovakia

Bratislava ( TASR ) - Peter Sagan completed a clean hat-trick in the Golden Pedal poll on Saturday.

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The 23-year-old Cannondale rider became, for the third time in a row, the absolute winner of the award for the best Slovak cyclist. In total he has four triumphs in his collection; he celebrated the first already back in 2008. In second place, same as last year, finished Peter Velits; the third place went to trials cyclist Tatiana Janíčková , who won the world champion title in August.

Peter Sagan, who this year reached the highest number of victories (22) in the world professional peloton, won convincingly with a score of 121 points. Velits, the second, got almost half points less (64); Janíčková finished third with a large gap (19) .
"I appreciate it very much, I come here every year and I already have a nice collection of prizes at home. Next year I will try to further improve (myself) in the spring classics and maybe I will be able to win one of those big ones," said Sagan, who a week ago triumphed in the Sportsman of the Year poll. The prize was handed over by the President of the Slovak Republic Ivan Gasparovic.
Sagan once again dominated in the professional peloton last season. He earned recognition particularly for the successful defense of the green jersey, for the winner of the points competition, in the world 's most famous race: the Tour de France. During the Tour's jubilee edition he slotted home a triumph in one stage, came second four times and came third twice. At the same time, the 23-year-old managed to become the first rider in history, who in his first two participations in the Tour won the second most valuable jersey twice in a row.
"I hope that cycling in Slovakia will continue to move forward. Although there are  five of us in the 'profi'-peloton, the youth is declining and individual clubs are falling apart. We represent Slovak cycling and I would be very glad if Slovakia itself did something to return to the old days, when there were 150 youngsters on the start," continued Sagan, who at the onset of the year goes to the U.S., where he will have club duties, and will fly from there to the first race in Argentina.
In addition, he is also moving. "Next year, I would especially like to improve my personal life. Cycling-wise, I am quite successful, but my life is a little bit exhausting. And also because of that I am moving to Monaco, where I took residence. In the past two years, I have lived in essence only in hotels, I was going from race to race. In Monaco I will have a base where I can function. Due to the weather there I can train much better than in Slovakia," he added.

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Peter Sagan is Sportsman of the Year 2013

Bratislava ( SITA ) - Cyclist Peter Sagan became Sportsman of the year 2013 . The 23-year-old from Zilina completed an interesting run in this competition: two years ago he was third, last year second and now first.

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The results of the traditional syrvey by the sports editors of the Slovak Syndicate of Journalists  (SSN KSR) OVB Sportsman of the Year 2013 were announced in the opera hall of the new building of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava.

Peter Sagan, who this year got the highest number of victories - 22 among the world professional peloton, won convincingly. His name didn't appear on only two ballots this year and 90 of the 102 voters put hin in the first place.
Lubomir Sagan (father of Peter Sagan, cycling, 1st place) said, '' Peter apologizes, because of the team sponsorship commitments. He had to adjust to the team schedule. He will only come to Slovakia on Monday 23rd December, and then he will travel overseas on the 2nd of January where he has more commitments to sponsors. He is very sorry about his absence, he would have loved to be in Bratislava for this celebration. He would like to thank all his fans for their encouragement and fingers crossed. He would have liked to be here in person, but it's not possible."

Results - Sportsman of the Year 2013 : 1. Peter Sagan (road cycling ) 980 points, 2. Marian Hossa ( ice hockey ) 770, 3. Veronika Velez - Zuzulová ( downhill skiing ) 576, 4. Michal Handzus ( ice hockey ) 405, 5. Zdeno Chara ( ice hockey ) 329, 6. Ivan Jakes ( Motorcycling ) 312, 7. Anastasia Kuzminová ( biathlon ) 274, 8. Matej Tóth ( athletics ) 259, 9. Marek Hamsik ( football ) 245, 10. Alexander Slafkovský ( slalom ) 225, 11. Zuzana Štefečeková ( sport shooting ) 163, 12. Dominik Graňák ( ice hockey ) 148, 13. Peter Velits (road cycling ) 143, 14. Lukas Divis ( volleyball ) 119, 15. Erik Varga (sport shooting ) 94

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Sagan : '' Miso is a fast sprinter ! "

Bratislava ( kor ) - The owner of the cycling team Saxo Bank , Bjarne Riis , winner of the Tour de France in 1996 , believes that the Slovak Michael Kolar has the potential to become a quality rider .

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The 20-year-old from Zilina is the first Slovak to sign a two year contract with the Danish team. Kolar was previously riding for Dukla Trencin Trek and the ProTour team noticed him  thanks to his four wins in the season 2013.Kolar comes into one of the best ProTour teams . His new colleagues are Spaniard Alberto Contador and Czech Roman Kreuziger.

 The young, talented, 20 -year-old Michael Kolar is a longtime friend of the Sagan brothers , who he has known  for several years . He is young , ambitious , extremely fast and has  prerequisites to become a great sprinter ...The best slovak cyclist Peter Sagan, from the Cannonale Pro Cycling Team revealed some things  about the new professional cyclist.


Peter , when and where did you meet the cyclist Michael Kolář ?
'' I met Miso when he began to ride for the CYS Zilina, as did I. I think it was in 2005 , when he came from Canada to Slovakia . "
What is he like as a person and an athlete ?
'' Miso is a great guy , an easy-going type who knows what he wants to achieve. And the fact that he is where he is, certainly suggests that he is a good rider ! "
Your opinion on his start in professional cycling ...
' I am extremely pleased that another Slovak has joined the Pro Tour ,the fifth already . And I am even more pleased, because it's my good friend,  whom I grew up with . "
His advantages on the bike ?
'' Sprinter, very fast . But let it be a surprise , what other advnatages he will reveal in the Pro Tour ... "
From your perspective , what should Michael improve ?
''I do not know what he should improve at this point. But time will certainly tell, what his weaknesses are . Professional cycling is completely different than cycling , which he has done so far . "
And what does  the best Slovak cyclist wish for him ?
'' Only the best. First and foremost health, to avoid crashes and to go hard for his goal! "

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The Sagan brothers did not finish the race in Japan

Ucunomiji (sita) - The Slovak cyclists Peter and Juraj Sagan didn't finish the Sunday's Japan Cup race in Ucunomija .

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In rainy weather both riders from team Cannondale abandoned the race and did not reach the finish line. For Peter Sagan , who before going to the land of the rising sun underwent dental surgery, was using  antibiotics and practically did not train , the Japanese cup was the last race of the UCI calendar in the current season (2013). He concluded the season  with a total of 22 victories . In Japan, according to plans there is one more exhibition wating . The winner of  Sunday's race in Ucunomija was Australian Michael Rogers .

Results - Japanese Cup in Ucunomija (151.3 km ): 1. Michael Rogers (AUS) Saxo - Tinkoff 4:25:00 h, 2. Jack Bauer (AUS) Garmin - Sharp, 3. Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre - Merida , 4 Julian Arredondo (COL) Nippo - De Rosa all +44 s, 5 David Lopez ( Spa) Sky +50, 6. Manuele Mori (ITA) Lampre - Merida +58 ... Peter Sagan ( Slovakia) Cannondale , Juraj Sagan (SR) Cannondale DNF

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Sagan : "For the Championship one needs also luck... ''

Cyclist Peter Sagan confirmed yet again at the World Championships in Florence his position among the world's best and achieved the best place of any Slovak in the history of men's Elite-category racing.

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After a demanding 272.26 kilometers in the rain on slippery roads he finished in 6th place, 34 seconds behind the winner Rui Costa. Until now, his best result in the Championships was the 12th place in Copenhagen, 2011. Last year in Valkenburg he finished 14th.

"Today I had a good day. However, some things happened that should not have happened and they costed me a lot of power. I'm satisfied, I felt good, but I also had a bit of bad luck. In the World Championship you should also be fortunate," said Peter Sagan an hour and a half after finishing the race and undergoing  doping control.

Until arriving to the circuits in Florence, the race was developing to the Slovak's liking. Especially with the help of Peter Velits, Peter Sagan rode at the front of the peloton. On the 16.6 kilometers-long circuit, however, unexpected things began to happen. On the wet roads, which had been layed with new asphalt by the Italian organizers before the Championships, the riders slipped and several crashes occured. The Slovak leader fell as well and had to change his bike at the end of the first circuit. The peloton escaped and Sagan had to chase it for almost two laps. At that point, he did not have help from his teammates, who were gradually abandoning the race.

"The Italians leading the peloton pushed forward hard. It was not because of me. Although they knew that I fell, their tactics were based on thinning the peloton. I was trying to catch up for two rounds and I spent a lot of power, which was obvious in the end. I appreciate the 6th place, I gave it everything. I felt good, my form came at the right time, although the neccessary luck was missing today," Peter Sagan stated.

Throughout the World Championship, the weather was nice and warm, but it was raining on Sunday morning in Tuscany. From the 208 riders at the start in Lucca, only 61 finished. The 23-year-old from Zilina was more careful after the first round. In the peloton, he did not rely on anyone to assist him and he guarded his position himself.

"As the peloton thinned, I had no problems moving forward. Shame that I fell, I could have finished even better. In the end I was missing more power. The sixth place was the maximum today," noted the Cannondale rider .

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Sagan in the Team Time Trial for Cannondale

The 86th UCI Road World Championships will begin in Florence on Sunday the 22nd of September with Team Time Trial.

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The championship taking place on the roads of Tuscany will last until the 29th of September, culminating with the Elite for the World Champion Title. 

Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan will start in the jersey of Cannondale Pro Cycling this Sunday with the Team Time Trial;  he will then change to the blue jersey with the national tricolor and a week later he will race in the individuals for the World Champion Title. 
''I was preparing overseas for six weeks, to get back in shape and regain my form after the Tour de France. I trained at an altitude of 2400 m in Aspen, which helped me a lot and the results in the U.S. and Canada confirmed that I am well prepared for the World Championship. Next year, if I will not go to the Spanish Vuelta, I will definitely choose a similar scenario before the Championship. Now I am preparing with my team Cannondale for Sunday's Team Time Trial, where we finished  fourth last year behind  Omega, BMC and Orica. I feel good and I take the Team Time Trial as a test  and a warm-up before the UCI Road World Championships and let's see how it all turns out," were the words of 23-year-old Slovak rider Peter Sagan through his media manager Josef Korbel.


The men's Team Time Trial in Florence is scheduled on Sunday, 22/9 at 14:00, measuring 57.2 km and running from Montecatini Terme to Florence. Live coverage will start at 14:25 on [slovak] Channel 2

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Sagan won the GP Montreal

Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan from team Cannondale won another WorldTour race on Sunday, the GP Montreal.

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The 23-year-old from Zilina broke away from the main group 5.5 km before the finish , built a 20-second lead  and rode solo to triumph without much trouble .

This is Sagan's  22nd  victory in the calendar year 2013. The Italian Simone Ponzi from team Astana finished in second place four seconds behind, while the Canadian Ryder Hejsdal  from team Garmin-Sharp finished 3rd to the joy of domestic supporters, 5 seconds after the winner. Overall the riders covered 205 km around Montreal. For the elite cyclists, GP Montreal was one of the last tests before the upcoming World Championships in Florence .
''I am very happy that I managed to win today, because on Friday in Quebec it somehow didn't work out,which was also my fault . We arrived at these two races with the team to succeed , so in that respect I am very happy that it worked out today .  I felt very well , there were many attempts to break, but everything always came together again, and it was all decided in the last lap. No one wanted to work with me and five kilometers before the finish,  before the last hill , I decided to break away on my own and eventually it worked .There is a lot of joy and I have to thank the whole team for the work done . I think that training overseas was a success , achieving the goal , and I believe that my form will also be reflected in the UCI world championship in Italy ," were the words of Peter Sagan through his media manager Jozef Korbel. Immediately after the race Peter Sagan watched a NHL hockey game .

Results - GP Montreal : 1 SAGAN Peter ( SR ) Cannondale 5:20:07 h , 2 Simone Ponzi ( ITA ) Astana +4 s, 3 Ryder Hesjedal ( CAN ) Garmin - Sharp +5 , 4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel ) BMC Racing +7 , 5 Filippo Pozzato ( ITA ) Lampre - Merida +7 , 6 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa ( POR ) Movistar +7 , 7 Enrico Gasparotto ( ITA ) Astana +7 , 8 Lars Petter Nordhaug ( NOR ) Belkin +9 , 9 Jon Izaguirre Insausti ( Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi +9 , 10 Jan Bakelants (Bel ) +9

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Sagan completed a hat-trick in Canada

Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan won the fifth and final stage of the tour of Alberta, which led from Okotoks to Calgary and was129.4 km long.

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The 23-year-old from Zilina won his third victory at this inaugural Canadian competition, and he managed to secure the green Jersey and win the Points competition. The Cannondale rider asserted himself in the peloton and won the sprint over Slovenian Luke Mezgec and German Robert Forster . This was  Sagan's 21st victory already this year.

Decided in the end: Sagan flew into the last corner first and  his opponents could only fight for  the 2nd place.The Cannondale rider was able to show yet another  winning salute and he was overjoyed crossing the finish line first. After the stage, he pulled out another wheelie in front of an enthusiastic audience.
'' I am very happy that I won the green jersey .It was a good preparation for the World Cup . I love America and Canada .I will be fondly returning to these races." Peter Sagan said in the first television interview; he will now attend other overseas races, GP Québec ( September 13 ) and GP Montreal ( September 15 ) .
At  these two WorldTour one-day races, he will try to get more points for the UCI ranking. Then he moves to Tuscany for the World Cup . ''We did 4 laps in Calgary and I won. I figured that it's best to be at the front going into the last turn , as it was very fast and straight after that was the finish line. When  it was time to sprint , there were two of us fighting before the last turn. I went into it with virtually no braking, but Förster naybe halted a bit and lost . I do not know how , but after the last corner I was suddenly alone at the front ," said Sagan for cyclingnews.com

Results - 5th stage ( Okotoks - Calgary , 129.4 km ) : 1. SAGAN Peter ( SR ) Cannondale 2:42:20 h , 2. Luka Mezgec ( SLO ) Argos - Shimano , 3. Robert Förster ( DEU ) UnitedHealthcare , 4. Luke Keough ( USA ) UnitedHealtCare , 5th Nicolai Brøchner ( DEN ) Bissell all at the same time
 

Final Ranking after 5th stage : 1. Rohan Dennis ( AUS ) Garmin - Sharp 17:48:45 h , 2 Brent Bookwalter (USA ) BMC +15 sec 3 Damiano Caruso ( ITA ) Cannondale +30 , 4 Patrick Gretsch ( DEU ) Argos - Shimano +31 , 5 Robert Gesink ( NLD ) Belkin +34 ... 26th SAGAN Peter ( SR ) Cannondale +16:20 min
 

Points competition : 1 SAGAN Peter ( SR ) Cannondale 40 points, 2 Rohan Dennis ( AUS ) Garmin - Sharp 25, 3 Luka Mezgec ( SLO ) Argos - Shimano 24

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Sagan finished 82nd, definitive green jersey winner will be decided at final stage

Black Diamond (AP) - Tour de France 2011 winner and 2009 world champion Cadel Evans won the 4th stage of Tour of Alberta with German Simon Geschke second and Dutch Tom Jelte Slagter third.

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Evans dominated in a fight leading five-member group on the roads around Black Diamond (169.6 km). Australian BMC team rider that lost nearly 17 minutes at Friday's stage enjoyed his first this year's victory.

Slovak Peter Sagan finished in the peloton at 82 place and is 27 in overall. 23-yeas-old  Cannondale Pro Cycling team rider remains the leader of green jersey scoring competition and will try to get 3rd stage victory on Sunday's final stage at the place of 1988 Winter Olympics - Calgary .
Another Australian Rohan Dennis remains overall leader of the Tour of Alberta. Garmin - Sharp team rider rather controlled his main rivals than the leading group. Five-man break came with 9:44min lead ahead the main Peloton.

  Results - 4 stage (Black Diamond - Black Diamond, 169.6 km): 1 Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC 3:57:18 h, 2 Simon Geschke (DEU) Argos-Shimano, 3 Tom Jelte Slagter (NLD) Belkin 4 Benjamin Day (AUS) UnitedHealthcare, 5 Antoine Duchesne (CAN) representation of Canada's all the same time, 6 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p / b Kelly Benefit Strategies +1:49 min ... 82 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +9:44
 

Rank after 4 stage: 1 Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin-Sharp 15:06:20 h, 2 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC +18 sec 3 Damiano Caruso (ITA) Cannondale +30, 4 Patrick Gretsch (DEU) Argos-Shimano +31, 5 Robert Gesink (NLD) Belkin +34, 6 Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-Hour Energy p / b Kenda +54 ... 27th SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +16:35 min
 

Scoring procedure: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 25 points, 2 Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin-Sharp 25 points, 3 Eric Young (USA) Optum p / b Kelly Benefit Strategies 21 points

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Sagan wins the sprint of the peloton and retains the yellow jersey

Red Deer (sita+kor) Swis rider Silvan Dillier discontinued the winning spree of Slovak rider Peter Sagan and prevailed in stage 2 at the Tour of Alberta from Devon to Red Deer ( 174,8 km).

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BMC rider took advantage of 80 km long breakaway, which he got into together with Sergey Tvetcov from Moldavia. Both riders kept a slight gap ahead of the peloton, which came tho the finish 16 seconds later. The bunch sprint for the third took Peter Sagan and retained the "yellow".

He increased the gap ahead of the second Rohan Dennis to 26 seconds. Third Tobias Ludviggson is 28 seconds behind. The same order applies for the youg rider race. Sagan is the owner of the green jersey as well.

"It was as difficult as yesterday, there were attacks and after the second intermediate sprint two riders took off and made it all the way to the end. The first one hundred kilometers we had an average of 51 km/hour, which means it was hard. Then we entered the park with some slight hills. Our squad made peace with the fact, that we might lose the yellow, because it's impossible to race against everybody everyday. In the end Garmin, Argos and Optum came to help and into the final laps we came 1:30 behind the breakaway group. I knew, we wouldn't be successful. Less than two kilometers before the finish, there was a long hill, so I tried to attack and I took the third 2 seconds ahead of the peloton. I'm happy I managed to keep the yellow jersey. Let's see what will happen next, if we can keep the yellow, because there are three more days. Two of them are rather difficult and the last stage is just a downtown course. So far everything works well inside our team." these are the words of 23 year old Peter Sagan through his media manager Jozef Korbel.

Results:  Stage 2 (Devon - Red Deer, 174,8 km): 1. Silvan Dillier (SUI) BMC 3:32:47 h, 2. Sergej Tvetcov (MOLD) Jelly Belly, 3. Peter SAGAN (SVK) Cannondale +16 s, 4. Aidis Kroupis (LTV) Orica GreenEdge, 5. Luka Mezgec (SLO) Argos Shimano, 6. Nicholai Brochner (DEN) Bissell all of them +18

Overall classification after Stage 2 : 1. Peter SAGAN (SVK) Cannondale 7:03:34 h, 2. Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin-Sharp +26 s, 3. Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) Argos-Shimano +28, 4. Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC +36, 5. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC +37, 6. Pieter Weening (NED) Orica-GreenEdge +43

Sprint points classification: 1. Peter SAGAN (SVK) Cannondale 25 points, 2. Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 21, 3. Silvan Dillier (SUI) BMC 15

Young rider clasiffication: 1. Peter SAGAN (SVK) 7:03:34, 2. Rohan Dennis (AUS) +26 s, 3. Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) +28 

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Sagan is the winner of stage 1 of the Tour of Alberta

CAMROSE (sita+kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan achieved his 20th win of this season, when he prevailed in stage 1 from Strathcona County to Camrose (158,1 km) at the Tour of Albeta.

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The 23 year old Cannondale rider by winning the stage he maintained to keep the yellow jersey, which he claimed in Tuesday prologue. In the mass sprint Sagan dominated in front of  Eric Young from the USA and Moren Hofland from Netherland. The current "number two" in the world ranking Sagan leads the general classification with 13 second lead over Rohan Denis from Australia. The third Tobias Ludvigsson is 14 seconds behind.

The stage was influenced by a long attack of four riders. Jeremy Vennell, Marc Goos, Jeremy Powers and Williamm Clarke attacked about 30 km after the start. The quartet worked out the lead maximum of two minutes. The pace of the peloton was in control of teams Cannondale and Garmin. The attack finished just 5km before the finish line. Later on, Ryder Hesjedal tried to escape unsuccessfully. Before the finish, Eric Young jumped first, but his attack came a bit too soon and Sagan passed him without any problems well before the finish line.

"It was maybe a bit boring stage today and I have to thank my whole team, for keeping the pace all day in rather windy conditions. It was only six of us, three of our riders got completely exhausted, although King and Caruso stayed with me during the final laps. By the way, the roads here are completely straight. If we would shoot a bullet, we could race it, because the roads are really straight. The peloton came together into the last lap. We managed to chase down the attack, so I want to thank my team again for keeping the right pace. The finish fitted me well, since it was a slight hill, and I am happy to keep the yellow jersey. There are four more stages in front of us, none of the teams wants to cooperate with us, but I believe we will come up with a plan" - are the words of Peter Sagan through his media manager Jozef Korbel 


Results: Stage 1 (Strathcona County - Camrose, 158,1 km): 1. Peter SAGAN (SVK) Cannondale 3:22:18 h, 2. Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, 3. Moreno Hofland (NED) Belkin, 4. Ryan Anderson (CAN) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, 5. Luka Mezgec (SLO) Argos-Shimano, 6. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC all of them the same time

General classification after stage 1: 1. Peter SAGAN (SVK) Cannondale 3:30:46 h, 2. Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin-Sharp +23, 3. Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) Argos-Shimano +24, 4. Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC +30, 5. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC +31

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Sagan won the prologue of the Tour of Alberta and claims the "yellow" jersey.

Edmonton/Bratislava (sita+kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan won the Tuesday evening 7.3km long prologue at the Tour of Alberta. In Edmonton the Cannondale rider has proved that short and technical time trials are his thing.

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The course through the downtown containing 12 tight corners, long descent and short 1km climb matched Peter's skills and he took control of the prologue time trial course. With his time 8:28 he was 13 seconds faster than runner-up Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp) and 14 seconds better than Argos-Shimano's Tobias Ludvigsson. Favorites for the general classification Cadel Evans and Ryder Hesjedal finished fourth and tenth.

"In the morning I felt that today I might be successful and in the end I have really won. It was a difficult day, because right in the morning just before breakfast we took one hour long ride. The time of my start was at 8:09 pm. The prologue suited me quite well, it was rather difficult and quite technical. I am very happy to claim the victory. Let's see if I can maintain to wear the leader jersey, because I have heard that the following stages should be rather windy. That means we have to be careful not to let a bigger group into an attack." conveyed Peter Sagan's words his media manager Jozef Korbel.

On Wednesday, during the first stage from Strathcona County to Camrose (158,1 km) Peter will wear the leader jersey. The Tour of Alberta is a 2.1 UCI category, which means, there are no points for the UCI world ranking. For Peter it serves as a training for The World Championship in Florence.

Prologue results (Edmonton, 7,3 km):

1. Peter SAGAN (SVK) Cannondale 8:28 min
2. Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin-Sharp +13
3. Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) Argos-Shimano +14
4. Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC +20

 

 

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Peter Sagan on Tour of Alberta

As part of preparation for the World Championships in Florence at the end of September, Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan is taking part in yet another overseas stage tour.

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Current UCI World #2 ranked, Peter will start on Tour of Alberta as of tomorrow (Tuesday).

After demanding races at the USA Pro Challenge, Canadian event has easier race profile and Sagan could not only go for stages wins and points competition winner's jersey but also aim for forefront positions of the overall competition.  Cyclists will have to battle with strong crosswinds which could prove decisive as the climbs are long and difficult. "Hills won't be that important. The route is very similar to those in Belgium, Holland or northern France," said one of the route planners, first North American to wear Tour de France yellow jersey, Alex Stieda. The race will start with technical prologue at 7.8 kilometres in Edmonton, followed by 5 stages. Organisation faced complications due to recent floods and had to adjust the route accordingly.

Apart from Peter Sagan, other cyclists taking part in this inaugural UCI 2.1 category race are 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans, winner of 2012 Giro d'Italia Ryder Hesjedal, David Zabriske, David Millar, Robert Gesink and Christian Vande Velde. 

After Tour of Alberta, Peter Sagan will also take part in an one off WorldTour event in Quebec and Montreal before departing for World Championships.

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Sagan takes fourth victory and green jersey

Denver (kor) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan has given yet another amazing performance in the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado.

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Sunday he scored a fourth triumph with great help from the team and won criterion in the streets of Denver (116 km) and won the green jersey in the overall scoring of the most active athlete competition by a wide margin.

"I am happy that I won a fourth victory. I have to really thank my whole team, because they controlled the entire stage from start to end where I had a great sprint, so without them I could not win the four stages in this event. Today was a lap of the city, we went eight laps on the fifteen kilometres circuit. Today's stage we kept under control without a problem and I managed to win the final sprint. I'm glad we did it. Now we as a team stay in Bolder for the alpine training camp, then move to Alberta, for another cycling event. It will be a run-up to Quebec and Montreal, where I would again like to prove something, to attack for the first position, so I might gain some points in the world rankings. And then we'll see, what will be for the World Cup in Italy and hope to be in good form." quoted  Peter Sagan.
 

Peter Sagan has this season eighteen wins and will be present at the next race around Alberta, to be held from 3 to 8 September

Results - 7 Stage (Denver - Denver, 116.5 km): 1. SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 2:27:15 h, 2 Ryan Anderson (CAN) Optum P / B Kelly Benefit, 3 Alessandro Bazzana (ITA) UnitedHealthcare, 4 Luka Mezgec (SLO) Argos - Shimano, 5 Greg van Avermaet (Bel) BMC, 6 Edwin Avila (COL) representation of Colombia, ... 46th Juraj SAGAN (SR) Cannondale - all the time as the winner

Final Ranking after 7 stage: 1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC 22:38:48 h, 2 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC +1:30 min, 3 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp +1:42, 4 Janier Alexis Acevedo (COL) Jamis-Hagens Berman +2:43, 5 Lachlan David Morton (AUS) Garmin-Sharp +3:07, 6 Gregory Brenes Obando (Kost.) Champion System +3:25, ... 38th SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 0:19:46 ... 78th Juraj SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 0:42:18.
 

Scoring procedure: 1 Peter Sagan (SR) 70 points, 2 Greg van Avermaet (Bel) 40, 3 Luka Mezgec (SLO) 31 points.

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Sagan pledges his victory to Sabatini

Ft. Collins (kor) - Peter Sagan won a hat-trick when he tok the podium for the third time at this year's USA Pro Challenge.

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The young cyclist won stage 6 from Loveland to Fort Collins, which measured 185.4 km and confirmed his position as the leader for the green jersey! At the finish his winning gesture was the waving bear ...

"I am very happy that I was again able to win the stage. This win is a little special, because our team mate Fabio Sabatini crashed in the third stage. Now he is in hospital after and operation of his spine, had a problem with his vertebrae and was very lucky that it didn't put him in a wheelchair, so I dedicated my victory to him. Big thanks goes to all boys from the team today, who have done their best at this event! Early in the stage the first 50 kilometres there was allot of jostling, but then later there was a break of fifteen riders, which was quite a lot, but our team and BMC pulled ahead and we left them a lot of space to lead, up to a gap of two minutes ... In the end the 15 man group fell apart and we literally flew up behind them, and ten kilometers before the finish we were all together. While there were some small breaks, but all were pulled back in. Even in the last kilometre Sutherland of team Saxo tried for it, but we caught up to him and then I opened it up in the end, " were the words 23-year-old Peter Sagan through his media manager Joseph Korbel.


Results - 6 stage (Loveland - Fort Collins, 185.4 km): 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 4:01:33 h, 2 Luka Mezgec (SLO) Argos-Shimano, 3 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC, 4 Edwin Avila (COL) representation of Colombia, 5 Alessandro Bazzana (ITA) UnitedHealthcare, 6 Andrea Peron (ITA) Novo Nordisk as the winner of all time, ... 92nd Juraj SAGAN (SR) Cannonodale 00:07:13.
 

Ranking after 6 stage: 1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC 20:11:33 h, 2 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC +1:30 min, 3 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp +1:42, 4 Janier Alexis Acevedo (COL) Jamis-Hagens Berman +2:43, 5 Lachlan David Morton (AUS) Garmin-Sharp +3:07, 6 Gregory Brenes Obando (Kost.) Champion System +3:25, ... 39th SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 0:19:46 ... 86: Juraj SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 0:42:18.
 

Scoring procedure: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale Pro Cycling 55 points, 2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 34 b., 3 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 24 points.

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Sagan in green at the time trail stage

VAIL (SITA) - Cyclist Peter Sagan took 53 place at the time trial at 16.1 km on the 5 stage at the USA Pro Challenge.

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Teja van Garderen finished with a lead on Sagan of 3:18 min. The course had an average speed  of 34.5 km / h for 28:19 min.

The Cannondale rider continues to be a leader in the green jersey competition. The second of the brothers Juraj finished with a time of of 4:10 min in 75 position behind Van Garderen.

Results - 5 stage (Vail - Vail, at 16.3 km time trial): 1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC 25:01 min, 2 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp +4 s, 3 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp +1:02, 4 Stephen Cummings (Britain). BMC +1:04, 5 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC +1:12, 6 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Argos-Shimano) +1:16, ... 53 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +3:18, 75 Juraj SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +4:10
 

Ranking after 5 stage: 1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC 16:10:00 h, 2 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC +1:30 min, 3 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp +1:42, 4 Janier Alexis Acevedo (COL) Jamis-Hagens Berman +2:10, 5 Lachlan David Morton (AUS) Garmin-Sharp +2:34, 6 Gregory Brenes Obando (Kost.) Champion System +3:25, 43 ... SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 0:19:46 ... 74th Juraj SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 0:35:05
 

Scoring procedure: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale Pro Cycling 40 points, 2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 24 b., 3 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 15 points.

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Sagan conserve power ahead of the weekend

BEAVER CREEK (AP) - American Tejay van Garderen became the new leader in the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado.

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The 25 year old rider from BMC stripped of the yellow jersey from Lachlan David Morton in Thursday's Royal stage 4 from Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek (165.6 km).

Peter Sagan, in the difficult hilly stage with five mountain premiums, saved energy and came to finish with a loss of 16:28 min at 97 position. He continues to be a leader in the points scoring green jersey. His brother Juraj finished in 67 position. The overall ranking Peter is in 43 place ahead of Juraj in 76 position.

Results - 4 stage (Steamboat Springs - Beaver Creek, 165.6 km): 1 Janier Acevedo (COL) Jamis-Hagens Berman 4:09:08 h, 2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC same time, 3 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC +13 s, 4 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp +22, 5 Gregory Brenes (Kost.) Champion System +1:07 min, 6 Damiano Caruso (ITA) Cannondale +1:28, ... 67th Juraj SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +14:25, 97 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +16:28
 

Rank after 4 stage: 1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC 15:44:59 h, 2 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC +4 s, 3 Janier Acevedo (COL) Jamis-Hagens Berman +30, 4 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp +40, 5 Lachlan David Morton (AUS) Garmin-Sharp +1:17 min, 6 Gregory Brenes (Kost.) Champion System +1:37, ... 43 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +16:28, 76 Juraj SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +30:55
 

Scoring procedure: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) 40, 2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) 24, 3 Mathias Frank (USA) 15

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Peter Sagan finished third in the hills

BRECKENRIDGE (sita + kor) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan performed another excellent performance in the demanding 2 stage of the USA Pro Challenge from Aspen to Breckenridge (202.9 km) finishing in 3rd place.

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The victory was enjoyed Swiss Mathias Frank of BMC, who by three seconds outpaced Australian Lachlan David Morton. Peter Sagan finished 14 seconds aback along with Americans Tejayom van Garderen. On Tuesday riders were confronted with two challenging climbs to Independence Pass and Hoosier Pass. The Cannondale team rider lost his yellow leaders jersey, and in the overall ranking dropped to 3 place.

"The second stage was difficult from the beginning and was hard fought. I thought that I would be dropped at the end, but I managed pretty good. At first a group broke, the lead was almost ten minutes but team Radioshack pulled them back and at 125 km the groupet was pulled in. Then began the jostling for position, a small group broke away from which two riders split and pulled alone at fifteen kilometres to the finish the trio had a lead of less than two minutes ... In the last hill I broke from the peloton together with van Garderen and chased the trio and eventually came third, " were the words 23-year-old Slovak rider Peter Sagan.

Results - 2 stage (Aspen - Breckenridge, 202.9 km): 1 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC 5:05:19 h, 2 Lachlan David Morton (AUS) Garmin-Sharp +3 s, 3 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 4 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC both +14, 5 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager +21, 6 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp +32 ... 62 Juraj Sagan (SVK) Cannondale Pro Cycling +11:12 ...
 

Split over 2 stage: 1 Lachlan David Morton (AUS) Garmin-Sharp 7:31:22 h, 2 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC +2 s, 3 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +11, 4 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC +11, 5 Lawsone Craddock (USA) Bontrager +18, 6 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp +29 ... 82 Juraj Sagan (SVK) Cannondale Pro Cycling + 16:41.
 

Scoring the green jersey competition: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale Pro Cycling 25 points, 2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 17 b., 3Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 15 b., 4 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 13 b., 5 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 12 points.

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Sagan wins the first stage of the U.S. Pro Challenge

Aspen / Bratislava (kor) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale Pro Cycling on Monday at the U.S. Pro Challenge finished first, on the initial stage of the event around Aspen, which measured 97.6 km.

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At the end of the stage he was in a break away and 9 km before the finish his eight-member group had a twelve second lead, but BMC actively lead the peloton to catch the group. It came down to the final sprint, in which Peter Sagan, beat Belgian Greg van Avermaeta of BMC and third place American Kiel Reijnen of UnitedHealthcare. Brother Juraj Sagan came to the finish in 104 Having finished with a 6:45 sec. loss. On Tuesday, the second race continued challenging mountain stage from Aspen to Breckenridge (202.9 km), in which Peter Sagan will be present in the yellow jersey of the race leader.

"I am very happy that I won the initial stage, it's an unexpected victory. After the Tour de France and ten days off at home in Zilina and then the first race in London in early August which I did not finish. My preparation for the next part of the season actually started here in Colorado, where I worked hard to get ready for September's top races in Quebec, Montreal, and especially the Worlds in Italy. I think the two weeks I was preparing at altitude, will re-infuse a number of strengths. Perhaps because I had the upper hand in the initial stage and I could utilize my training. Today I again want to thank the whole team, because of all of the great work on the stage. In the end, I was all in the mind, it finally came together, because no one wanted to take the lead ... therefore I decided, for the final sprint and I'm very happy that I won the event ," were the words Slovak rider Peter Sagan through his media manager Joseph Korbel.

Results - 1 stage, around Aspen (97.6 km): 1 SAGAN Peter (SR / Cannondale Pro Cycling) 2:26:00, 2 Greg van Avermaet (Belg. / BMC Racing Team), 3 Kiel Reijnen (USA / UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team), 4 Tony Gallopin (Fra / RadioShack Leopard), 5 Tejay van Garderen (USA / BMC Racing Team), 6 Damiano Caruso (Tal. / Cannondale Pro Cycling) - all the same time as the winner
 

Overall standings after 1 stage: 1 Peter SAGAN 2:26:00, 2 van Avermaet, 3 Reijnen, 4 Gallopin, 5 van Garderen, 6 Damiano Caruso - all the same time
Sprint classification: 1. Peter SAGAN 15 b., 2. van Avermaet 12, 3. Reijnen 10 points.

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Sagan increased the lead in 18th stage

Alpe d'Huez (AP) - Frenchman Christophe Riblon won Thursday's grand stage of the Tour de France, which led from Gap to the top of Alpe d'Huez and measured 172.5 km.

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In 2 place finished American Tejay van Garderen, third Italian Moreno Moser.

At the sprint bonus in Bourg d'Oisans (108 km) Peter Sagan took three points, although losing the battle in the peloton with André Greipelom. Cavendish did not receive any points and lags behind Sagana by 102 points. The Slovak rider conserved power and finished in 114 place.

Results - 18 phase (Gap - Alpe d'Huez, 172.5 km): 1 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4:51:32 h, 2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC +59 s, 3 Moreno Moser (ITA) Cannondale +1:27, 4 Nairo Alexander Quintana (COL) Movistar +2:12, 5 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha +2:15, 6 Richie Porte (AUS) Sky +3:18, ... 47th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +13:08, 114 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +27:06


Rank after 18 stage: 1 Christopher Froome (Britain.) Sky 71:02:19 h, 2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +5:11, 3 Nairo Alexander Quintana (COL) Movistar +5:32, 4 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +5:44, 5 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha +5:58, 6 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +8:58, ... 30th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +46:39, 79 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +2:01:30


Scoring procedure: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 380 points, 2 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 278, 3 André Greipel (DEU) Lotto-Belisol 227, 4 Marcel Kittel (DEU) Argos-Shimano 177, 5 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 157 Katyusha, 6 José Rojas (Spa) Movistar 145 points.

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Sagan in the time trial conserved energy

Chorges (AP) - British rider Christopher Froome confirmed his yellow jersey position in Wednesday's time trial, stage 17 of the Tour de France.

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On the difficult and hilly 32 km course from Embrun to Chorges, he enjoyed his fourth triumph in a stage in his career and third at this year's Tour. Our cyclist Peter Sagan completed the course in a comfortable pace on 91 position with a time lapse of of 5:58 min. 

"Today's time trial was very important. We have a heavy program and are awaiting three days of intense riding, so I took it easy a bit. There is no sense to battle like last time. I feel at ease before the next stage, and will have a rest before the next stages, "said Sagan for RTVS.

Results - 17 stage (Embrun - Chorges, Time Trial 32 km): 1 Christopher Froome (Britain). 51:33 min Sky, 2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +9 s, 3 Joaquim Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha +10, 4 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +23, 5 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar +30, 6 Nairo Alexander Quintana (COL) +1:11 Movistar, ... 23 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +2:49, 91 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +5:58
 

Rank after 17 stage: 1 Christopher Froome (Britain.) Sky 66:07:09 h, 2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +4:34, 3 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +4:51, 4 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +6:23, 5 Nairo Alexander Quintana (COL) Movistar +6:58, 6 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha +7:21, ... 25th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +37:09, 75 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +1:38:02
 

Scoring procedure: 1 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale 377 points, 2 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 278, 3 André Greipel (DEU) Lotto-Belisol 223, 4 Marcel Kittel (DEU) Argos-Shimano 177, 5 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 157 Katyusha, 6 José Rojas (Spa) Movistar 145 points.

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Sagan holds on to a 99 point lead

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Thanks onset before the final mountain premium 15 km before the finish the Team Movistar rider won by a margin of 42 seconds ahead of theFrenchman Christoph Riblonom. Peter Sagan was  in the foreground, conserving power and eventually came to the finish 21:46 min behind the leader taking 137 place. With Mark Cavendish, his rival for the jersey in pursuit.

Results - 16 stage (Vaison la Romaine - Gap, 168 km): 1 Rui Alberto
Faria Da Costa (POR) Movistar 3:52:45 h, 2 Christophe Riblon (Fra)
AG2R La Mondiale, 3 Arnold Jeannesson (Fr.) FDJ.fr, 4 Jerome Coppel
(Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits, 5 Andreas Klöden (DEU) RadioShack
Leopard everyone all the +42 s, 6 Tom Dumoulin (NLD) Argos-Shimano
+1:00 min ... 137th SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +21:46

 

Rank after 16 stage: 1 Christopher Froome (Britain.) Sky 65:15:36 h, 2
Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +4:14 min, 3 Alberto Contador (Spa)
Saxo-Tinkoff +4:25, 4 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +4:28, 5
Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (COL) Movistar +5:47, 6 Laurens Ten Dam
(NLD) Belkin +5:54, ... 27th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step

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Sagan increased the lead on green jersey

Mont Ventoux / Bratislava (lt + kor) - Todays 15th stage from Givors to the famous dreaded Mont Ventoux summit, which measured 242.5 km was won by the yellow jersey holder Brit Chris Froome.

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On Sunday's stage Peter Sagan, was with nine other riders in the long break and won a speed bonus. Insuring his leader in the points race for the green jersey.

On the second descent a group composed of Irizar (RadioShack), Fedrigo (FDJ), Roy (FDJ), Riblon (AG2R), Losada (Euskaltel), Chavanel (OPQS), Impey (Orica), Poels (Vacansoleil), El Fares (Sojasun), amd Peter Sagan from Cannondale. The peloton caught up with them and later Burghardt (BMC) and Rolland (Europcar), but after 82 km and out of breath they finally fall away ... Europcar did not have anyone to escape and Rolland ran out badly timed releases. A ten-member group climbed to 90 km up in seven minutes!

Premium was won. Chavanel, while making life difficult for Peter while hanging behind his rear wheel, but he didnt sprint with him. Peter therefore scored 20 points. The peloton followed and picked up six points for Cavendish Greipel, but did not fight among themselves. Greipel took six, five Cavendish. Sagan's lead in scoring contest thus increased to 99 points. Sagan with other Borca you have then put his pace before the last hill and still managed to entertain audiences around the world riding on his rear wheel and fell back into the peloton.

"Today's stage was very difficult, from the beginning, I was in a long break to the speed bonus, where I gained twenty more important points for the green jersey competition, which pleased me. Tomorrow's a day off and comes in very handy, because after todays long Im tired, because due to the above premium speed I had to push hard for over two hundred kilometers. If it was not a day off on Monday, I wouldn't go into the break ... I believe that a good rest tomorrow is needed we are still waiting for more mountain stages in the Alps, " were the words of Peter Sagan.

Results - 15 stage (Givors - Mont Ventoux, 242.5 km): 1 Christopher Froome (Britain.) Sky 5:48:45, 2 Nairo Alexander Quintana (COL) Movistar +29 s, 3 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi +1:23 min, 4 Joaquím Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha +1:23, 5 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff, 6 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff both +1:40, 7 Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Astana +1:43, 8 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +1:46, 9 Laurens Ten Dam (NLD) Belkin +1:53, 10 Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale +2:08, ... 26th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +6:44, 130 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +28:28
Rank after 15 stage: 1 Christopher Froome (Britain.) Sky 61:11:43 h, 2 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +4:14 min, 3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +4:25, 4 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +4:28, 5 Laurens Ten Dam (NLD) Belkin +4:54, 6 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (COL) Movistar +5:47, 7 Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Astana +6:22, 8 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha +7:11, 9 Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale +7:47, 10 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +7:58, ... 35th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +44:24, 68 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +1:21:26
Scoring procedure: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 377 points, 2 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 278, 3 André Greipel (DEU) Lotto-Belisol 223, 4 Marcel Kittel (DEU) Argos-Shimano 177, 5 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 157 Katyusha, 6 José Rojas (Spa) Movistar 145, ... 114 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 5

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After 14 stage nothing has changed

Lyon / Bratislava (sito + kor) - Italian Matteo Trentin surprisingly won Saturday's 14th stage of the Tour de France, which led the Saint-Pourcain sur Sioule to Lyon and measured 191 km.

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The peloton with race leader Christopher Froome arrived at the destination with a significant loss of 7:17 min. Part of this group were Peter Velits finishing 78 and Peter Sagan 105, who continues to lead the the green jersey competition.

"Today's stage more or less fit me. In the beginning a group broke away, but non of the riders were in a position to jeopardize me in scoring for the green jersey, so it was cool and easy finish. Tomorrow's stage seems to me seem not to hard, just the last climb to Mont Ventoux will be very difficult. Do not really know what to expect. I have heard that it is a famous hill, it will be a very warm day with strong winds. I do not think I can get any points ... However, I think that the difficult stages are still to come, " said the Cannondale rider Peter Sagan.

Results - 14 stage (Saint Pourçain sur Sioule - Lyon, 191 km): 1 Matteo Trentin (ITA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4:15:11 h, 2 Michael Albasini (CHE) Orica-GreenEdge, 3 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp, 4 José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar, 5 Egoitz Echeguibel Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits, 6 Ytting Lars Bak (DEN) Lotto Belisol, all the time as the winner, ... 78th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 105 SAGAN Peter (SR) both Cannondale +7:17 min
 

Rank after 14 stage: 1 Christopher Froome (Britain.) Sky 55:22:58 h, 2 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +2:28 min, 3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +2:45, 4 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +2:48, 5 Laurens Ten Dam (NLD) Belkin +3:01, 6 Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Astana +4:39, ... 44th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +37:40, 57 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +52:58
 

Scoring procedure: 1 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale 357 points, 2 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 273, 3 André Greipel (DEU) Lotto-Belisol 217, 4 Marcel Kittel (DEU) Argos-Shimano 177, 5 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 157 Katyusha, 6 José Rojas (Spa) Movistar 141 points.
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Sagan 2. place in the 13 stage

Saint Amand Montrond / Bratislava (AP) - Mark Cavendish became the winner of Fridays 13th stage of the Tour de France, which led from Tours to Saint Amand Montrond and measured 173 km.

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In the final sprint he beat Peter Sagan.

The Cannondale team rider enjoyed an overall seventh podium finish in the Tour de France in 2013 and confirmed his leading position in points. Sagan has a lead of 84-points over Cavendish. Premium for speed was taken by Greipel then Cavendish and Sagan.

"This finish mad me a little angry, but on the other hand, I gained another valuable experience. Tomorrow is another day where I can fight for the win. I am glad that today I stayed in the leading group. It was indeed a flat stage, but it was difficult, the peloton was full of stress and nervousness. Too bad I lost the final sprint with Mark Cavendish" noted  Peter Sagan.

Results - 13 stage (Tours - Saint Amand Montrond, 173 km): 1. Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3:40:08 h, 2. SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 3 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin 4 Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Astana, 5 Niki Terpstra (NLD) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 6 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff, all the time as the winner, ... 38th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +1:09 min
Rank after 13 stage: 1 Christopher Froome (Britain.) Sky 51:00:30 h, 2 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +2:28 min, 3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +2:45, 4 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +2:48, 5 Laurens Ten Dam (NLD) Belkin +3:01, 6 Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Astana +4:39, ... 41 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +37:40, 57 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +52:58
Scoring procedure: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 357 points, 2 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 273, 3 André Greipel (DEU) Lotto-Belisol 217, 4 Marcel Kittel (DEU) Argos-Shimano 177, 5 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 157 Katyusha, 6 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM 110 points.

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Sagan takes 3 place in stage 12

Tours / Bratislava (screen + kor) - Peter Sagan conquered in the 12 stage of the Tour de France gaining third place.

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For the Cannondale team rider it is his sixth podium finish at this year's event as well as strengthening his lead in the points race for the green jersey. The winner of Thursday's stage, which went from Fougeres to Tours and measured 218 km, was German Marcel Kittel.

The speed bonus on the 166 km had the peloton struggle, in the 6th place Cavendish won this sprint. Sagan was third in the peloton, as he attempted to accelerate and overtake two rivals but was blocked by Kris Boeckmans. The Slovak rider made clear his anger at this situation after crossing the line. 

"When I was at the speed bonus and in good position, I do not understand what was happening why there was a rider who isn't fighting for the green jersey. Its a sprint and things happen. I told him what I thought, I asked, why he blocked me out. The green jersey is still not decided. Every day, anything can happen. even a crash, " Sagan told Eurosport, who has a lead over Cavendish by 96-points.
"Today it truly was not a finish for me, a lot of riders came to the final sprint, which always smells of a nasty fall ... Kittel has fought for a third win and in my opinion, he is currently the strongest sprinter. Tomorrow's stage will be similar, it is needed to survive, again scoring points, then its into the hills where it will be definitely a different story, " said Peter Sagan after the stage.

Results - 12 stage (Fougeres - Tours, 218 km): 1 Marcel Kittel (DEU) Argos-Shimano 4:49:49 h, 2 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 3 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 4 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katyusha 5 Roberto Ferrari (ITA) Lampre-Merida, 6 Daryl Impey (South Africa) Orica-GreenEdge - all the time as the winner, ... 56th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +1:00 min


Rank after 12 stage: 1 Christopher Froome (Britain.) Sky 47:19:13 h, 2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar +3:25, 3 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +3:37, 4 Alberto Contador (Spa) +3:54, 5 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +3:57, 6 Laurens Ten Dam (NLD) Belkin +4:10, ... 50th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +37:40, 68 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +54:07


Scoring procedure: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 307 points, 2 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 211, 3 André Greipel (DEU) Lotto-Belisol 195, 4 Marcel Kittel (DEU) Argos-Shimano 177, 5 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 157 Katyusha, 6 José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar 102
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Sagan ended 10 stage in fourth position.

Saint Malo (sita + kor) - German Marcel Kittel was the winner of 10 stage of the Tour de France, which led from Saint Gildas des Bois to Saint Mala and measured 197 km.

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The collective sprint of the peloton was won by André Greipelom followed by Mark Cavendish. Peter Sagan finished in 4 place. The final belonged to sprinters and their fight for the win, which was marked by a fall 150 m before the line, which was caused when Tom Veelersom and Mark Cavendish made contact. Peter Sagan retained the green jersey in the points contest. Ahead of André Greipelom.

"I do not like these flat stages without hills, because in the end it all bunches up together, it's a nervous bunch and you must be careful not to fall ... It was ta stage for sprinters not like me. Rather, for those who love long sprints without technical passages. Today I wasnt wrong, I got some points while I lost the premium and at the finish, but what can you do? Finally, I'm glad I do not become part of the crash beside me, where Cavendish collided with one of the cyclists from Argos-Shiman ... I managed to avoid the fall, but it cut off some of my speed. In future stages, in which I will have more chances to come, then I'll try it again. Wednesday's time trial? I am not a specialist, so no big predictions for the outcome, but I wont take it easy thats for sure, " were the words of Cannondale rider Peter Sagan

Results - 10 stage (St. Gildas des Bois - Saint Malo, 197 km): 1 Marcel Kittel (DEU) Argos-Shimano 4:53:25 h, 2 André Greipel (DEU) Lotto Belisol, 3 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 4 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 5 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr, 6 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katyusha, ... 53 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step all the time as the winner
Rank after 10 stage: 1 Christopher Froome (Britain.) Sky 41:52:43 h, 2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar +1:25 min 3 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +1:44, 4 Laurens Ten Dam (NLD) Belkin +1:50, 5 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +1:51, 6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +1:51, ... 51 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +35:20, 74 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +52:01
Scoring procedure: 1 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale 269 points, 2 André Greipel (DEU) Lotto-Belisol 186, 3 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 166, 4 Marcel Kittel (DEU) Argos-Shimano 132, 5 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 131 Katyusha, 6 Michael Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 90 points

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Sagan in the 8th stage takes points in the speed section

AX 3 Domaines (sita + kor) - Brit Chris Froome became the new leader of the 100th Tour de France.

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Yellow jersey was taken by the Brit thanks to Saturdays 8th stage win from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines (195 km) in the Pyrenees.

Peter Sagan on Saturday stayed behind the best climbers and fell back by almost 30 minutes to conserve energy for the upcoming stages of the Tour, in which he is the leader in scoring points. On the premium segment he finished sixth and scored a further 10 points. "That was the goal of our team, I scored at the speed bonus. However the break at the beginning by four riders, so there was a fight for other points and the green jersey. We were at the head of the peloton, my team was great, but Greipel got ahead of me, but it does not matter. I scored another ten points. Then I found myself in the grupet with many sprinters and we met the time limit limit. Now I'm tired. Tomorrow's stage will be even worse, so we'll see," were the words of Peter Sagan.

Results - 8 stage (Castres - Ax 3 Domaines, 195 km): 1 Christopher Froome (Britain.) Sky 5:03:18 h, 2 Richie Porte (AUS) Sky +51, 3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar +1:08, 4 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Belkin +1:10, 5 Laurens Ten Dam (NLD) Belkin +1:16, 6 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel +1:34, 7 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff, 8 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff, 9 Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar, 10 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi all +1:45, ... 31 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +6:30, 123 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +29:12
 

Split by 8 stage: 1 Chris Froome (Britain.) Sky 5:03:18 h, 2 Richie Porte (AUS) Sky +51 s, 3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar +1:25 min ... 57th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +24:02, 70 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +29:38
 

Scoring procedure: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 234 points, 2 André Greipel (DEU) Lotto-Belisol 141, 3 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 128, 4 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 111 Katyusha, 5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Sky 88

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Fantasy: Sagan wins stage 7!

ALBI (kor) - The Tourminator Peter Sagan on Friday, which was a public holiday in his home Slovakia, showed a winning gesture for his cycling fans.

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In the seventh stage his first triumph of the 100th Tour de France, between Montpellier and Albi (205.5 km) he fully benefited from the support of team Cannondale and took the win.

"In recent days, many fans have criticized my team. On stages like that of today, its good to have the lads support me

all the way, not just sprints like other teams have. Fans are for cheering, criticism is the job of the sports directors. Today, I wouldn't get anything accomplished without my team. I built a lead in points for the green jersey. I have to thank the whole team for the victory, " said Peter Sagan. In the final meters of the stage Sagan took it tactically. He waited for his chance and struck at the decisive moment. Sagan enjoyed the overall victory for  the fourth time in the Tour de France and the fourteenth in his career for 2013.

"Today it was like we were playing Playstation. What we decided before, thats what we did. Today it came out better than expected. We wanted to hold back the sprinters and take the first speed premium. Then we wanted to wait what would happen and whether other teams would pull upfront. If they wouldn't, we wouldn't do it either. The guys from the team, suggested that they pull. They said why should they wait for other teams and sprinters and make ease of their situation. They moved to the front and all went great. Finally made it to the 300 m line, which was great, " Peter Sagan continued happily about his win.

At the finish of the stage Sagan made a new winning gestures. This time pointing out team Cannondale on his jersey. "Today I chose this gesture, pointing at Cannondale, because the guys did a great job and have the credit for the victory," said Peter Sagan, who now await the Pyrenees.

"We had the first week behind us, but two more are to come. There is still a long way to the finish of the Tour de France. I think it wont affect me and nothing goes wrong and I will be able to bring the green jersey to Paris, " added the Slovak cyclist.

Tour de France - 7 stage (Montpellier - Albi, 205.5 km): 1. SAGAN Peter (SR / Cannondale) 4:54:12, 2 John Degenkolb (Ger. / Argos), 3 Daniele Bennati (Ita. / Saxo-Tinkoff), 4 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL. / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step), 5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor. / Team Sky), 6 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita. / Astana), ..., 32 Peter Velitš (SR / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) all same time as winner

Season position after 7 stage: 1 Daryl Impey (South Africa / Orica-GreenEdge) 27:12:29, 2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor. / Team Sky) +3 s, 3 Simon Gerrans (Aus. / Orica-GreenEdge) +5, 4 Michael Albasini (Swi. / Orica-GreenEdge), 5 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL. / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) +6, 6 Sylvain Chavanel (Fr. / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step), 7 Chris Froome (Gbr. / Team Sky) both +8, ..., 31 SAGAN +34, 92 Velitš +17:40
 

Ranking in the scoring race for the green jersey: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR / Cannondale) 224 points 2 André Greipel (Ger. / Lotto) 130 b., 3 Mark Cavendish (Gbr. / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 119, 4 Alexander Kristoff (Nor. / Katusha) 111, 5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor. / Team Sky) 88, 6 Marcel Kittel (Ger. / Argos) 87 

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Sagan and the other five are still in the green

Montpellier (sita + kor) - German Andre Greipel is the winning sprinter on Thursday's 6th stage of the Tour de France, which led from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier and was 176.5 km.

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Rider from Lotto-Belisol triumphed over Peter Sagan, who took a third 2 place at 100th Tour. Third was Marcel Kittel.

Peter Sagan continues to wear the green jersey in scoring as the leader, with 159 points. Ahead of André Greipelom with a 29-point lead, third is Mark Cavendish lagging with eleven points. Cannondale team rider-old Sagan served while the riders most balanced performance. Of the six stages was second three times, third once.

"The whole stage was kind of nervous ... I was worried about a crash, so I stayed up front. Someone nicked my wheel, but guys waited so everything was right. In the sprint I'm glad I scored again, although I'm still waiting for the coveted Tour stage win. I came to win the green jersey and Im doing quite well. However, it is a difficult race and people think that it is easy to win the stage, but it certainly is not. At every stage I am doing what I can. I would be happy if I got to Paris without falling. Wounds are healing slowly, so we'll see what happens next, " noted Peter Sagan directly from Montpellierl.

Results: 6 stage (Aix-en-Provence - Montpellier, 176.5 km): 1 André Greipel (DEU) Lotto Belisol 3:59:02 h, 2 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 3 Marcel Kittel (DEU) Argos-Shimano, 4 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 5 Juan José Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi, 6 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katyusha, 7 José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar, 8 Danny van Poppel (NLD) Vacansoleil-DCM, 9 Roberto Ferrari (ITA) Lampre-Merida, 10 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale all time as the winner, ... 67th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +5

Ranking after 6 stage: 1 Daryl Impey (South Africa) Orica-GreenEdge 22:18:17 h, 2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Sky +3 s, 3 Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge +5, 4 Michael Albasini (CHE) Orica-GreenEdge +5, 5 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +6, 6 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +6, ... 31 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +34, 93 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +17:40 min

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Sagan finished in 3th position on the fifth stage

Marseille (kor + sita) - Brit Mark Cavendish became the winner of Wednesday's 5 stage of the Tour de France, which led from Cagnes sur Mer to Marseille and totalled 228.5 km.

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The final sprint was dominated by Edvald Boasson Hagen and Peter Sagan. The Slovaks rider  from Cannondale retained the green jersey as the scoring leader.

Sagan was third on the podium in this year's Tour de France. After two second places and a third. In the scoring competition he has 111 points, the second is Cavendish with 76. Sagan has of a carved out 6 points in the UCI world rankings and is the virtual leader ahead of Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland.

"Today it was difficult. We left the breaking group quite a big lead and then had to catch up, so  the end was fast. Although I lost some points, but not that many. It was important that I was free of accidents. The next two stages are for sprinters, so again an opportunity. I hope it goes well. In the team we dont have enough riders to make a train as Lotto and Omega. So, to keep me in front of them we have to do something more, " were the words Slovak rider Peter Sagan. Sixth stage leads from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier and will measure 176.5 kilometers.

Results - 5 stage (Cagnes sur Mer - Marseille, 228.5 km): 1 Mark Cavendish (Britain.) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 5:31:51 h, 2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Sky, 3 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 4 André Greipel (DEU) Lotto Belisol, 5 Roberto Ferrari (ITA) Lampre-Merida, 6 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katyusha, 7 Juan José Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi, 8 Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania) Garmin-Sharp, 9 Cyril Lemoine (Fr.) Sojasun, 10 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar, ... 90th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step all the time as the winner
 

Ranking after 5 stage: 1 Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica GreenEdge 18:19:15 h, 2 Daryl Impey (South Africa) Orica GreenEdge, 3 Michael Albasini (CHE) Orica GreenEdge both same time 4 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 5 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step both +1 s, 6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Sky, 7 Christopher Froome (Britain). Sky, 8 Richie Porte (AUS) Sky all +3, 9 Nicolas Roche (IRL) Saxo-Tinkoff, 10 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff both +9 ... 40th SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +34, 118 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +17:35 min

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Sagan grabs the green jersey

Calvi (kor) - Australian Simon Gerrans became the winner of todays 3 stage of the Tour de France, which led from Ajaccio to Calvi and and measured 145.5 km.

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In a tight finish to the line against Peter Sagan, who finished 2.

The 22 year thanks to the 2 place finish gained valuable point and was shifted to the leading position in points. For the first time on this year's Tour he will wear the green jersey on the 4 stage, a team time trial will be located in Nice. Sagan currently has 74 points, second is German Kittel with 57

"At first I was angry that I finished second, because I wanted to win. I really feel sorry about the finish, it was very tight, probably just centimeters ... On the other hand, I am very pleased that I have donned the green jersey and I'd like to keep it up to Paris! It will definitely be challenging, but the Cannondale team that we have are awesome. After the fall of the first stage, I still have some minor health problems that have limited me in the sprints. The reward, however, is the green jersey, which makes me very happy. I believe that my condition will improve in the coming days and I will add more wins, " were the words 23-year-old Slovak rider Peter Sagan through his media manager Josef Korbel directly from Corsica Calvi. The tour moves to the French mainland tomorrow and Tuesday time trial in Nice.

Results - 3 stage (Ajaccio - Calvi, 145.5 km): 1 Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge 3:41:24 h, 2 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar, 4 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing, 6 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM, 7 Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Astana, 8 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale, 9 Julien Simon (Fr.) Sojasun, 10 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi, ... 20th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - QuickStep all time as the winner
Rank after 3 stage: 1 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 12:21:27 h, 2 Julien Simon (Fr.) Sojasun, 3 Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge, 4 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Sky, 6 Daryl Impey (South Africa) Orica-GreenEdge ... 29th SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale all +1 s, 123 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +17:35 min

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Sagan finished second just a second behind the winner

Ajaccio (stv+sita+ kor) - The second stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France led from Bastia to Ajaccio and measured 156 km.

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Thanks to a lead at the end Bakelants to the win-second was Sagan, who won the sprint in the group.

Bakelants became the new leader of the race and Monday he will be wearing the yellow jersey, which was worn on Sunday by Marcel Kittel. After Sagan in third finished Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski. The Cannondale team rider gained a valuable ten points in the UCI world rankings. Sagan in scoring points is second with a loss of four points to leader Marcel Kittel. Bakelants leads the overall standings with a lead of one second before Brit David Miller and Julien Simon, Sagan is in position 57.

"It was difficult to control out there today. Our aim was to eliminate the sprinters, and we held the lead group together. In the final ten kilometres six riders broke, a shame that we couldnt bring them back in ... I'm a little disappointed. It was unfortunate that we were unable to bring in the lead of Bakelantsa, who held the break from the original six-member group. I think today I could have won the stage and gained the yellow jersey," said Peter Sagan.

2 stage (Bastia - Ajaccio, 156 km): 1. Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 3:43:11 h, 2. SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 3. Kwiatowski Michal (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 4. Cimolai Davide (ITA) Lampre, 5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Sky, 6. Julien Simon (Fr.) Sojasun, 7. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Astana, 8. Daryl Impey (South Africa) Orica GreenEdge, 9. Daniele Bennati (ITA) Saxo-Tinkoff, 10. Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Vacansoleil-DCM all +1 s ... 160. Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +17:35 min
Split over 2 stage: 1 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 8:40:03 h, 2 David Millar (Britain). Garmin-Sharp, 3 Julien Simon (Fr.) Sojasun, 4 Daryl Impey (South Africa) Orica GreenEdge, 5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Sky, 6 Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica GreenEdge ... 57 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale all +1 s, 152 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +17:35 min
Scoring the green jersey competition: 1. Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 47 points, 2. SAGAN Peter (SVK) Cannondale 43 b., 3. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 41 points.

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Peter Sagan: ,,I want to defend the Green jersey!"

Bratislava (SITA) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan is prepared for the second time to start the Tour de France and is one of the favourites for the green jersey in the points scoring competition.

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On the way from Corsica to Paris the Cannondale team captain will lead his team over 3404 demanding kilometres from 29 June to 21 July .

"Every rider looks forward to the Tour de France as the peak event of the season. Success for them means a lot to everyone and can change many lives. I'll do anything to defend the green jersey. My priority is to have the green on myself in Paris. I know it will not be easy. We'll see how the race develops. The Tour de France is a very specific race. What is important is the first week, then the  nervousness declines, and anything can happen," revealed Peter Sagan, who will be assisted by Poly Maciej Bodnar, Slovenian Kristijan Koren, Italians Alessandro De Marchi, Alan Marangoni, Moreno Moser and Fabio Sabatini, American Ted King and Dan Brian Vandborg.
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Sagan absolute winner of Slovak and Czech national championships.

Dubnica (TASR) - The overall winner of the championships for Slovakia and the Czech Republic in the individual mens race with a mass start is Peter Sagan.

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The young cyclist defended his title from last year and completed a winning ha-trick. The start had 177 racers. in the end, the winner was decided in the final sprint on the stadium track where Peter Sagan brought home the victory and completed his string from years 2011 and 2012, and now 2013. At the upcoming Tour de France and he will ride in the Slovak tri-color jersey. " The race was largely controlled by Czech teams. Too bad that in the final kilometres my brother Juraj had a puncture, I had to go on myself. The attempted escape by Peter Velits and Czech rider Barta, was not there because of a bunching up of riders, I took a run at it and was first in the final corner. For me it was a very good preparation for the Tour de France, which confirmed my condition. However, I am now waiting for another tough stage. On the track, I had virtually no problems," said Peter Sagan.

The outcome of Slovak and the Czech Republic Nationals: 1 SAGAN Peter (SR / Cannondale) 4:38:22, 2 Jan Barta (CZE / Team Netapp-Endura), 3 Martin Bina (CR / CT Tabor) ... 6 Maros Kovac (SR / Dukla Trencin Trek), 10 Patrik Tybor (SR / Dukla Trencin Trek), 17 Marek Čanecký (SR / RSC Amplatz), 20 Roman Broniš, 21 Erik Baška (both SR / Dukla Trencin Trek), 24 Peter Velits (SR / Omega-Pharma), 27 Juraj Sagan (SR / Cannondale) all the same time as the winner

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Sagan is the points winner for the tour of Switzerland

Flumserberg (AP) - Portugal's Rui Alberto Faria da Costa of the Movistar team was the winner of Sunday's final 9th stage - the mountain time trial at the tour of Switzerland, which started from Bad Ragaz to Flumserberg and measured 26.8 kilometres.

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Peter Sagan is now ranked 20th position, but more importantly he has the lead in points with 80 points and is the overall winner in the points category. Frenchman Arnaud Démarem of team FDJ (50) and Mollema (47 points) followed.

Results - stage 9 - mountain time trial (Bad Ragaz - Flumserberg, 26.8 km)
1 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (POR) Movistar 51:56,350 min, 
2 Tanel Kangert (EST) Astana +21 s, 
3 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Blanco +29, 
4 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale +42, 
5 Andrey Amador (Kost.) Movistar Team +43, 
6 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ +55 ... 
13th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +1:36 min, 
20 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +2:01

Final overall standings: 
1 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (POR) Movistar 31:08:11 h, 
2 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Blanco +1:02 min, 
3 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +1:10, 
4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ +1:26, 
5 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC +1:43, 
6 Tanel Kangert (EST) Astana +1:51 ... 
23 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +15:59, 
48 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +31:17

The overall points ranking: 
1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 80 points,

 2 Demar Arnaud (Fra) FDJ 50, 
3 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Blanco 47 
18th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 16

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Sagan already thinking of the Tour de France and wants to defend the green jersey.

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Bratislava 17 June (TASR) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan after two triumphant stages in the tour of Switzerland is already thinking of the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France (June 29-July 21). The Cannondale team rider wants to defend the green jersey in the most prestigious of the season.

Sagan will be on French roads this time as the team leader. "Last year we had Vincenzo Nibali in the team, he was the favourite for overall victory. Now I am. My goal is clear - to defend the green jersey and get the most out of the stage wins, but it will not be simple. I suppose that Cavendish, Greipel, or Goss will have the same goal. A rider can choose a slower day, and must choose the right tactics and also needs the help of his team mates, " Sagan said at a press conference after returning from Brescia to Slovakia.

In a city that lies near Milan the stables of team Cannondale riders completed the final test before the Tour de France. "Team order was defined already in the wintertime. 12 riders were selected and ten of them took part in today's test, after which it was reduced to the final nine. We tried a time trial team, which is on the agenda of the fourth day of the tour. It would be great if we can battle for the yellow jersey right from the start of the race, " added Sagan.

In regards to the sprint competition with British ace Mark Cavendish, It has not crossed Sagans mind. "I do not know how the whole race will unfold. On the Tour it is important to survive the first ten days, that is the worst. There's a lot of nervousness and annoying falls. Many leaders must resign due to personal injury. Everybody can set-up for some battles, but only the race will show, who will be in the top tier, "said Sagan, who has a suggestion for the overall winner. "It will be one of the four; Contador, Froome, Evans, and Sanchez."

Sagan is preparing for Sunday 23 June, race of the  Slovakia and the Czech Republic national championships in Dubnica slovakia. "I look forward to being close to my home in Zilina, it will be harder for me than the tour of Switzerland, because I will not have the support of the team. I look forward to a good race and the fans. My priority will be to get the national title and championship jersey as overall leader. While I am taking into account the fact that the Czech racers will outnumber the Slovaks in the peloton which may affect the course of the race."

 

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Sagan wins the 8th stage in the tour of Switzerland

Ad Ragaz (sita + kor) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale had a winning time of 4:33:26 on Saturdays 8th stage at the tour of Switzerland, which started from Zernez in Bad Ragaz and measured 180.5 km.

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The young rider from Zilina Slovakia had a great final sprint and left behind Bennatiho, world champion

Gilbert and Albasini. Sagans victory confirmed his leading position in the scoring  classification with his win.

" I am very happy that I scored another victory and consolidated the leadership in the points competition against Frenchman Demarem. In today's stage, I felt at relaxed, a group of four broke from the peleton but we pulled them back in, I have to thank the whole team for the excellent work they have done. At the end, they helped me allot especially Damiano Caruso and Moreno Moser. The last meters was a whos-who mix, I am immensely happy that in the sprint I was victorious. I think we are well prepared for the Tour de France," noted the 23-year-old rider Peter Sagan through his media manger Joseph Korbel.
The Cannondale team rider achieved his twelfth title in this calendar year. In World Tour ranking he has scored six points in is second to Fabian Cancellara.

Results - 8 stage (Zernez - Bad Ragaz, 180.5 km): 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 4:33:26 h, 2 Daniele Bennati (ITA) Saxo-Tinkoff, 3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC, 4 Michael Albasini (CHE) Orica-GreenEdge, 5 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale, 6 Martin Elmiger (CHE) IAM Cycling, 7 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step - all the same time as the winner
Split by 8 stage: 1 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC 30:16:02 h, 2 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (POR) Movistar +13 s, 3 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +23, 4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ +44, 5 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Blanco +46, 6 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC +1:17 min ... 31 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +14:36, 51 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +29:29
Scoring procedure: 1 Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale Pro Cycling 80 points, 2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 50 b., 3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 41 b., 4 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 37 b., 5 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 30 points.

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Sagan finishes 107 in the royal stage

La Punt (AP) - Portugal's Rui Alberto Faria da Costa of the Movistar with a time of 5:11,08 h was the winner of Friday's royal stage in Switzerland, which started from Meilen to La Punt and measured 206 km.

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The second place went to Dutchman Bauke Mollema (Blanco) and third spot was American Tejay van Garderen (BMC). Slovak Peter Sagan of team Cannondale classified in 107 position (+22:11 min), who conserved energy before Saturday's stage and maintained his lead position in points.

Results - stage 7 (Meilen - La Punt, 206 km): 
1 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (POR) Movistar 5:11:08 h, 
2 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Blanco, 
3 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC - both same time as the winner, 
4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ +9 s, 
5 Cameron Meyer (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge, 
6 Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin - both +22 ... 
54th Peter Velits Omega Pharma-Quick Step +10:08 min, 
107 SAGAN Peter (both SR) Cannondale +22:11

Ranking after 7th stage: 
1 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC 25:42:36 h, 
2 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (POR) Movistar +13 s, 
3 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +23, 
4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ +44, 
5 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Blanco +46, 
6 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC +1:17 min ... 
33 Peter Velits Omega Pharma-Quick Step +14:36, 
54 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +29:29

Points stnding: 
1 SAGAN Peter (SVK) Cannondale Pro Cycling 55 points, 

2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 50 points, 
3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 41 points,
4 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 35 points.

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Sagan finishes in 5th place on stage 6

Meilen / Bratislava (kor) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan conquered in Thursday's 6th stage of the tour of Switzerland in fifth position.

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Home team rider from RadioShack Grégory Leopard took the win infront of Australians Mathew Hayman and Russians Alexander Kolobňovom.

"Today a group of four riders broke off and maintained a ten minute lead start to the finish. For two days our team Cannondale lead and today no one wanted to join us, even BMC left the break group to go ... So in the end I sprinted to gain important points and consolidate a first position in scoring. From this perspective, I'm glad I kept ahead of Frenchman Demarem. Today there were two or three crashes during  the stage and high heat heat, but I feel fine," were the words of Peter Sagan.
Friday's 7th Royal stage, will lead from Meilen to La Punt and measures 206 km.

Results - 6 stage (Leuggern - Meilen, 186.1 km): 1 Grégory Growth (USA) RadioShack Leopard 4:23:53 h, 2 Mathew Hayman (AUS) Sky 3 Kolobňov Alexandr (RUS) Katusha - both +25 s, 4 Bert Grabsch (DEU) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +28, 5. SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 6 John Degenkolb (DEU) Argos-Shimano - both +10:43 min ... 33 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +10:43
Ranking after 6 stage: 1 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC 20:31:06 h, 2 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +23 s, 3 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (POR) Movistar +35, 4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ +57, 5 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Blanco +1:08 min, 6 Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin +1:23, ... 23 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +4:50, 40 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +10:55
Scoring procedure: 1 SAGAN Peter (SVK) Cannondale Pro Cycling 55 points, 2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 50 b., 3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 41 b., 4 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 30 points.

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Sagan second today, it is the leader scoring contest

Leuggern / Bratislava (sita + kor) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan has captured second place finish in Wednesday's fifth stage in the tour around Switzerland. The winner was Norwegian Alexander Kristoff, who broke away 250 m before the finish from the pair Sagan - Arnaud Demar.

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Sagan is due to second place in the competition leading sprinters. Before the French DeMar has lead three points. Slovakia went to Switzerland this classification in 2012 and 2011. This season it's been for 23-year-old already Sagana eighteenth podium (11 wins - 6 others - 1 third place).

"Today a lead group broke, but we controlled it and our team did great. At the end of this stage there was a massive catch-up and I have to thank the boys in the team. Last few meters was the who's who. Too bad that I did not win, but I didn't have it in me ... But I feel good and  we see how the next stages go. Today I had at the finish line the fan club supporters from Trnava Slovakia,  thanks for the  encouragement boys, "noted Peter Sagan.

Thursday's 6th stage, leads from Leuggernu to Meilen and measures 186.1 km.

Results stage 5 (Buochs - Leuggern, 176.4 km): 
1 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katusha 4:08:29 h, 
2 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale, 
3 Demar Arnaud (Fra) FDJ, 
4 Matti Breschi (DEN) Saxo-Tinkoff, 
5 Heinrich Haussler (AUS) IAM Cycling, 
6 Matthew Harley Goss (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge 
14th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 

Ranking after 5 stage: 
1 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC 15:56:30 h, 
2 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +23 s, 
3 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (POR) Movistar +35, 
4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ +57, 
5 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Blanco +1:08 min, 
6 Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin +1:23, ... 
23 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +4:50, 
40 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +10:55

Points scoring: 
1 SAGAN Peter (SVK) Cannondale Pro Cycling 44 points, 

2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 41 points 
3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 36 points
4 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 31 points 
5 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 30 points.

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Sagan 7th in 4 stage

Buochs / Bratislava (kor) - French cyclist Arnaud DeMar was the winner of the tour of Swiss at Tuesday's fourth stage, which led from Innertkirchen to Buochs and measured 161 km.

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Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan was  in the final sprint and finished in 7 place. In the interim overall standings he sits in 43 position with Mank 10:55 min, but in points Peter has taken second position just one posint behind the Frenchman Demarem.

"Today ride flat stage was lead by our team Cannondale. Pity that at the very end I couldn't fight my way forward, which would be a better spot ... I believe that tomorrow will be better, " Peter Sagan was quoted,who retains second position in the points competition.
Wednesdays 5 stage will be from Buochs to Leuggernu and measures 176.4 km.

Results - Around Switzerland: 4 stage (Innertkirchen - Buochs, 161 km)1. Arnaud Démare (Fr.) FDJ 4:08:23 h, 2. Matthew Harley Goss (Aus.) Orica-GreenEdge, 3. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp, 4. John Degenkolb (Nem.) Argos-Shimano, 5. Alexander Kristoff (Nór.) Kaťuša, 6. Heinrich Haussler (Aus.) IAM Cycling, 7. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale - všetci rovnaký čas ako víťaz
Rank after 4 stage:  1. Mathias Frank (Švaj.) BMC 11:48:01 h, 2. Roman Kreuziger (ČR) Saxo-Tinkoff +23 s, 3. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Portug.) Movistar +35, 4. Giovanni Visconti (Tal.) Movistar +53, 5. Thibaut Pinot (Fr.) FDJ +57, 6. Bauke Mollema (Hol.) Blanco +1:08 min, ... 43. Peter Sagan (SR) +10:55
Scoring procedure: 1. Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 25 bodov, 2. Peter SAGAN (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 24 b., 3. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 23 b., 4. Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 22, 5. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 20 points.

 

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50 jubilee victory for Sagan!

Meiringen / Bratislava (kor) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan of team Cannondale again triumphed with a time of 4:46:27 h., When he pushed in the final sprint of stage 3 (203.3 km) race around Switzerland in a four-person group and won his eleventh victory in this year!

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In addition, he scored in the top 10 of the UCI ranking points.Second place was taken by Portugal's Rui Costa and third by Czech Roman Kreuziger. The second Slovak representative at this race was Peter Velits who finished 24 falling behind by about 1:47 min.

"I am extremely happy that I managed to win because it was a difficult stage. Almost during half of it was with rain, the roads were wet and especially in the final downhill and uncomfortable. I tried also to break, about four times I went for it, but they caught me. After about 65 kilometres twenty riders tore loose, but I was not there. Climbers kept everything in check and shortly before the final hill and Haslibergom I was already in the lead group. I told myself that I'll try that hill. If not, then Ill back out. It was up to me to stay concentrated until the end of the stages where we broke free - myself, Kreuziger, Da Costa and Frank. I knew that there is no deal, just the last few meters to fully concentrate and win the stage. I managed, so I am delighted! I feel good now I still want to succeed, " were the words from Peter Sagan on his 50th victory in his UCI!
On Tuesday, the fourth stage will lead to the Innertkirchenu Buochs and measures 161 km.

Results - 3 stage (Montreaux - Meiringen, 203.3 km): 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 4:46:27 h, 2 Rui Costa (POR) Caisse d'Epargne, 3 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff, 4 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC - all the same time as the winner, 5 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Blanco +39 s, 6 Giovanni Visconti (ITA) Movistar +46 ... 24 Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +1:47 min
Rank after 3 stage: 1 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC Racing 7:39:18 h, 2 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo-Tinkoff +25 s, 3 Rui Costa (POR) Caisse d'Epargne +35, 4 Giovanni Visconti (ITA) Movistar +53, 5 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ +57, 6 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Blanco +1:08 min.

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Sagan finishes 103 in the 2nd stage

Crans-Montana/Bratislava (sita + kor) - The winner of the second stage of the race around Switzerland is the Dutch cyclist Bauke Mollema of the Blanco team.

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The twenty six year old native of Groningen triumphed on the shortened 119 km long course in front of domestic Mathias Frank of BMC Racing and the peleton which lagged behind the winner by just 11 seconds as the third place went to Thiabut Pinot from France. Slovak cyclist Peter Velits came to the finish in 45th spot with a loss 3:16 min on the winner, Peter Sagan fell behind Mollema by 10:52 and classified in 103 position. "The present stage was shortened due to snow on the first hill Nufenenpass, so we moved by train to the village Ulrichen. We went a shortened 119 km route, and today it rained and on the last hill I took it slowly so as to save power for the next stage, " commented to Peter Sagan for his website. On Monday is the third stage of the tour, which will lead to the Montreux Meiringen and measures 203.3 km.

Around Switzerland - 2 stage: 1. Bauke Mollema (Hol.) Blanco 2:43:00 h, 2. Mathias Frank (Švaj.) BMC Racing, 3. Thibaut Pinot (Fr.) FDJ, 4. Ryder Hesjedal (Kan.) Garmin-Sharp, 5. Johann Tschopp (Švaj.) IAM Cycling, 6. Daniel Martin (Ír.) Garmin - všetci +11 s,... 45. Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +3:16 min, 103. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +10:52
Overall after 2 stage: 1. Cameron Meyer (Aus.) Orica-GreenEdge 2:53:06 h, 2. Ryder Hesjedal (Kan.) Garmin-Sharp +3 s, 3. Mathias Frank (Švaj.) BMC Racing +5 s, 4. Giovanni Visconti (Tal.) Movistar +12 s, 5. Thibaut Pinot (Fr.) FDJ +16 s, 6. Roman Kreuziger (ČR) Saxo-Tinkoff +28 s,... 40. Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +3:08 min, 97. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +11:00.

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Sagan in the prologue of Switzerland finishes 40th

Quinta / Bratislava (kor) - The first stage race around Switzerland was launched with a prologue (8.1 km) south of the town of Quinta. In one minute intervals gradually 166 bike and rider hit the track, problems were caused by a strong headwind.

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The winner and the fastest Australian Cameron Meyer had a time of 0:09:39 for GreenEDGE team, who symbolically on stage dressed all three jerseys ... Terpstra finished second, third Haussler. Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan lost at the finish 34 seconds and finished in 40 position.

"Today I was going to give it a go, and see how I stand. About half way through the race suddenly the wind changed, so therefore the results turned out as it did ... Nevertheless, I put in my all, but in the end I was a little sore ... Maybe it was caused by the high-altitude training camp in San Pellegrino, which I attended. But never mind, because the race has just begun. Tomorrow they disqualified one hill, because of snow, so the start of the stage is reduced to some 120 km, so we'll see, " were the words of the 23-year-old rider Sagan through is media manager Joseph Korbel.

Results - 1 stage (Quinto - Quinto, 8.1 km time trial): 1. Cameron Meyer (Aus.) Orica-GreenEdge 9:39,950 min, 2. Niki Terpstra (Hol.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +10 s, 3. Heinrich Haussler (Aus.) IAM Cycling +14, 4. Alex Rasmussen (Dán.) Garmin-Sharp +15, 5. Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Šp.) Euskaltel Euskadi a Reto Hollenstein (Švaj.) IAM Cycling - obaja +16,...8. Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +19, 40. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +35.
Overall standings:  1. Meyer 9:39 min, 2. Terpstra +10 s, 3. Haussler +14, 4. Rasmussen +15, 5. Verdugo +16, 6. Hollenstein rovnaký čas, 7. Koch +18, 8. Velits +19, 9. Hesjedal rovnaký čas, 10. Tosatto +20, ... 40. SAGAN +35

 

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Sagan prior to the race around Switzerland

Quinto / Bratislava (kor) - On Saturday kicks off next World Tour event kicks of in Switzerland, where cyclist Peter Sagan will be present.

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From Saturday 8, to Sunday 16 June Peter Sagan and along with Peter Velitš will tackle a total of 1,328.3 km of Swiss roads. For the peloton this will be the last live training before the Jubilee Tour de France.

At the start of this years event several wonderful cyclists will meet, names such as A. Schleck, Hesjedal, Kreuziger, Gilbert, van Garderen, Cancellara, Cobo, Kolobnev, Voigt, Farrar, Boonen etc. Peter Sagan won a year ago in Switzerland with four stages under his belt and has spent the past two weeks preparing the in the mountains in San Pellegrino. "Preparation was fine, it was just at the beginning we had some bad weather, with snow. I practised according to plan, and now the last rehearsal before the Tour de France. I know I've won here four times last year ... Of course, I would to take it again, but there's a lot of good sprinters in the peleton. For me it is important to defend the green jersey at the Tour de France, into which I will put everything. Of course, if in a flat stage there is opportunity, I will go for the win," said Sagan before leaving for Switzerland's. Race around Switzerland begins in the town of Quinto in the canton of Ticino and  completes the peloton time trial at 8,1 km.

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Peter Sagan: 'Forza Alex! This is for you! "

Bratislava (Josef Korbel) - The fact that Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan belongs to the worlds best about is without a doubt.

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This straight forward young man is not only a great cyclist, who entertains people worldwide with his fantastic performances on the road, or unusual gestures at the finish, but is also rider with heart.When on Sunday on the final stage of Tour of California he celebrated victory and gained valuable green jersey,

he devoted the victory to an 11 year old boy named Alex Shepherd, who is fighting an aggressive stage of brain cancer and loves cycling. Peter upon winning stage immediately wrote him: "Forza Alex! This is for you! " A response from the other side was not long awaited. "Thank you all. From the bottom of my heart, Peter you are a great man, I'd like to hug you... My son Alex was definitely surprised, he has hearing problems after the surgery, but you should see the expression on his face - it's priceless! Peter, once again thank you very much! Alex's mom - Aushna. " Slovak rider Peter Sagan is not only a cyclist, but also a sensitive young man - Hats off!  He didn't just do it in California, where his devoted his jubilee tenth victory in this event to 11-year-old Alex, who is fighting cancer, but Peter did it before and at home in Slovakia in silence, when he met with physically disabled fans or recently when he visited the Bratislava Kramáre cancer kids department ... And these are the statistics of a human touching not only wins, but definitely are worth gold!.

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Sagan won the final stage and won the green jersey!

Santa Rosa - Bratislava (kor) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan again revealed in full regalia, winning the final 8th Tour of California stage, starting from San Francisco to Santa Rosa and measured 130.4 km.

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The Cannondale team rider repeated last year's leadership. With his victories Sagan for the fourth time in the competition was the top sprinter in the Tour of California. 

"Today my team did a great job, the guys pulled throughout the day perfectly, before the finish line we caught up to the escape group. At the end of the stage our Cannondale team took control and the guys held me at the front. Last two hundred meters it was up to me, and I decided to go for it. I believed in myself. I won this stage last year, I know it well and at the end I put down all the power just to get the green jersey from local American Farrar. I did it and thanks again to the entire team that worked perfectly. After the tenth victory here in California I feel great. I would like to dedicate this victory 11 year old fan of  our team Cannondale, Alex Shepard from Oregon, who has cancer and is a fighting cyclist. This year's race are positive, because I won two stages. I am here for the fourth time and I got the green jersey and while I have a record number of victories, ten, which no one else has ... From this perspective, it's great. Now I'm feeling good, as is as our entire team. I know I'm doing well, but I think I'm still not in perfect form. I know, however, that the spring classics I have not lost much, but I definitely have to race my best in the Tour de France! Now I will have training's in Italy, in June a race around Switzerland, and even a jump home for the state championship in Dubnice and then the Tour de France. And of course, thank you for the great support of my fans" commented Peter Sagan at the Tour of California race.

 

Výsledky - 8. etapa (San Francisco - Santa Rosa, 130,4 km): 1. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale 3:04:07 h, 2. Daniel Schorn (Rak.) NetApp-Endura, 3. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp, 4. Gianni Meersman (Belg.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 5. Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, 6. Thor Hushovd (Nór.) BMC Racing všetci čas ako víťaz


Konečné poradie: 1. Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing 29:43:00 h, 2. Michael Rogers (Aus.) Saxo-Tinkoff +1:47 min, 3. Janier Acevedo (Kol.) Jamis-Hagens Berman +3:26, 4. Mathias Frank (Švaj.) BMC Racing +3:32, 5. Cameron Meyer (Aus.) Orica-GreenEdge +3:33, 6. Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard +3:50,... 56. Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale +38:11
 

Bodovacia súťaž o zelený dres: 1. Peter SAGAN (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 53 bodov, 2. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 47 b., 3. Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 31 b., 4. Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 29 bodov.

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Sagan in the majestic stage finishes in 82 spot and retains the in the green jersey

Mt. Diablo (sita + kor) - Czech rider Leopold König was the winner of Saturday's stage 7 race at the Tour of California, which started from Livermore to the top of Mt. Diablo and measured 147.1 km.

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The rider for Team NetApp-Endura, finished with a margin of seven seconds before an aggressi

ve Janiero Acevedo of Colombia.
Saturday's stage was the aspirants for final placement last chance to gain valuable seconds on compe
titors. Peter Sagan saved his energy for Sunday's finale, which will be a fight for the leaders jersey competition of sprinters. The 23 year old rider leading up to the last stage has a one-point lead over Tyler Farrar. Sagan on Saturday came to the finish with almost 15 minute gap in 82 position and is in 59 position.

"Todays stage went well with me, finally. From the beginning there was plenty of breaks and number of riders wanted break away, but the BMC Racing team kept them in check. The first hill we went over pretty quickly, but then it stabilized and BMC lead almost the entire stage. The final hill I cant even remember, because I broke away and went to the finish with my own pace, so as to conserve power for the last stage. It is important that I continue to keep the green jersey. Because there is only one point difference, it will be a fight tomorrow. Together with the team, however, we must maintain our position, or even have a wining result. Anyway, I have to finish ahead of Americans Farrar, because otherwise I will be overtaken ... I feel fine, so keep your fingers crossed," were the words from the 23-year-old rider Peter Sagan of Team Pro Cycling Cannodale.
Tomorrow is the last stage which goes from San Francisco to Santa Rosa and measures 130.6 km.

Results - 7 stage (Livermore - Mt. Diablo, 147.1 km): 
1 Leopold König (CZ) NetApp-Endura 3:54:17 h, 
2 Janier Acevedo (COL) Jamis-Hagens Berman +7 s, 
3 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing +12, 
4 Michael Rogers (AUS) Saxo-Tinkoff +12, 
5 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC Racing +23, 
6 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack +29 Leopard, ... 
82 SAGAN Peter (SVK) Cannondale +14:56 min

Ranking after 7th stage: 
1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing 26:38:53 h, 
2 Michael Rogers (AUS) Saxo-Tinkoff +1:47 min, 
3 Janier Acevedo (COL) Jamis-Hagens Berman +3:26, 
4 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC Racing +3:32, 
5 Cameron Meyer (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge +3:33, 
6 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack +3:50 Leopard, ... 
59th SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +38:21

Scoring for green jersey: 
1 SAGAN Peter (SVK) Cannondale Pro Cycling 38 points, 

2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 37 points, 
3 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 28 points, 
4 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 24 points, 
5 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 24 points.

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Sagan finishes fourth in stage 5, he still retains the green jersey

Avila Beach (AP) - Peter Sagan finished in 4 place in Thursday's 5 stage of the Tour of California, leading from Santa Barbara to Avila and measured 185.7 km.

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The Cannondale rider most wait to claim his tenth victory. On Thursday victory went to Jens Voigt. The experienced German broke with four kilometers before the finish of the leading group and lead held until conclusion. Sprinters battle for 2nd rung of American Tyler Farrar who won against Norwegian Thor Hushovd and Sagan, who arrived in 5 place and surprised him by splitting the peloton into several groups. The new head of the overall ranking has become American Tejay van Garderen, who stripped the lead from Colombians Janiero Aceveda. Before the rider from team Jamis-Hagens Berman finished Australian Michael Rogers.

Results - 5 Stage (Santa Barbara - Avila, 185.7 km): 
1 Jens Voigt (DEU) RadioShack Leopard 4:41:16 h, 2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp, 3 Thor Hushovd (NOR) BMC Racing Team, 4th Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale, 5 Michael Matthews (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge, 6 Jay McCarthy (AUS) Team Saxo-Tinkoff everyone +0.6

Ranking after 5 stage: 
1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing 21:55:32, 
2 Michael Rogers (AUS) Saxo-Tinkoff +42, 
3 Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (COL) Jamis-Hagens Berman +50, 
4 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard +1:04, 
5 Philip Deignan (IRL) UnitedHealthcare +1:17, 
6 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge +1:29, ... 
43 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +19:23

Scoring for the green jersey: 
1 SAGAN Peter (SVK) Cannondale Pro Cycling 38 points, 

2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 37 points, 
3 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 25 points, 
4 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 24 points.

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Sagan puts on the green jersey

Santa Barbara (SITA) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan finished the fourth in fifth stage race of the Tour of California from Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara (134.5 km) in fifth place and became the holder of the green jersey, leading the sprinters competition.

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Thanks to long sprint break victory was enjoyed American Tyler Farrar before compatriot Ken Hanson and Belgian Gianni Meersman. In the overall standings lead is held by Janier Acevedo of Colombia. Team Cannondales rider, Peter Sagan, also tried for the final sprint, but with a back wind was unable to catch the leaders. 

Results - 4 Stage (Santa Clarita - Santa Barbara, 134.5 km): 
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 3:14:09 h, 
2 Ken Hanson (USA) Optump / b Kelly Benefit Strategies, 
3 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 
4 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM, 
5 Peter SAGAN (SR) Cannondale, 
6 Michael Matthews (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge

Rank after 4 stage: 
1 Janier Alexis Acevedo (COL) Jamis-Hagens Berman 17:13:59 h, 
2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing +12 s, 
3 Philip Deignan (IRL) UnitedHealthcare +27, 
4 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC Racing +45, 
5 Michael Rogers (AUS) Saxo-Tinkoff +55 ... 
54th SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +19:34

Points for the green jersey competition: 
1.Peter SAGAN (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling 31 points, 

2 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 25 points, 
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 25 points., 
4 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 24 points., 
5 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 17 points.

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Sagan wins the 3rd stage of the Tour of California

Santa Clarita (sita + kor) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan triumphs in the final sprint of stage 3 at the Tour of California, which went from Palmdale to Santa Clarita and measured 177.7 km.

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For 23-year-Cannondale team rider it is his ninth victory in the prestigious American race which is not part of the World Tour calendar. Sagan is the most successful rider in the history of the Tour of California. The young rider stepped up in the home stretch to Santa Clara and surpassed Australia's Michael Matthews and American Tyler Farrar. Sagan performed a great sprint, when at the finish line passing his  most serious rivals on the outside. He took the win by just half a wheel.

"I am extremely happy that I won the next stage at this great event in California, because I love this race. Today's victory, firstly I devote to our teammate Mauro Da Dalto, who dropped out after the second stage and went to the hospital, from heat exhaustion yesterday in the last two kilometers before the finish. But I want to thank the whole team for the great job they did in my favour during today's stage. For example, Ted King has done most work, because he went through the day at the head of the peloton. Not to mention that in the final kilometre Boivin led me and Ted King was the last man clearing the road for my sprint. I had a bit of luck, because there was a head-wind, so I started sprinting a little later. The last kilometer was also quite complicated, because everyone was very rushed, it was confusing, but I mastered it, of which I am very pleased. In regard to the previous two stages, which were in extreme heat, which I really do not prefer... Yesterday and the day before yesterday was unbearable and the first day I was in the end stages I had cramps. Today it was fine, I feel good, so we'll see what happens next, " noted Peter Sagan of Team Cannondale Pro Cycling.

Sagan together with Lieuwem Westrom both have 25 points for the sprint classification leader, the Dutchman keeps the jersey for now.

Results - 3 stage (Palmdale - Santa Clarita, 177.7 km): 1 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale 4:20:31 h, 2 Michael Matthews (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge, 3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp, 4 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 5 Boy van Poppel (NLD) Vacansoleil-DCM, 6 Thor Hushovd (NOR) BMC Racing all the time as the winner

Ranking after 3 stage: 1 Janier Alexis Acevedo (COL) Jamis-Hagens Berman 13:59:50 h, 2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing +12 s, 3 Philip Deignan (IRL) UnitedHealthcare +27, 4 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC Racing +45, 5 Michael Rogers (AUS) Saxo-Tinkoff +55, 6 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) 5-Hour Energy p / b Kenda +1:03 min ... 56th SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +19:34

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Sagan Saves his strength in 2 Stage

Palm Springs (sita + kor) - Janier Acevedo of Colombia was the winner of 2 stage of the Tour of California cycling race. 200 km of road from Murrieta to Palm Springs made his break in the final hill.

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In a difficult climb, the peloton which was divided into small groups, in the last kilometre the Colom

bian rider Acevedo broke from American Tejaya van Garderen and took a twelve seconds lead win.

Slovakian Peter Sagan in a difficult stage with two heavy pitches conserve strength for the next day. On Monday he rode tactically and the finish came with nearly 20-minute shortages of 102 position. Sagan will be interesting to further stages to go after a flatter profile.
"Today's stage was challenging not only the gradients, but with the high heat which drained me of power. Because of this I took it easy, as there are more stages to win ahead of me, " noted Sagan of team Cannondale Pro Cycling. Tuesday will continue with Stage 3 from Palmdale to Santa Clarita, which measures 177, 7 km away.

2 Results stage (Murrieta - Greater Palm Springs, 200 km): 1 Janier Acevedo (COL) Jamis - Hagens Berman 5:07:40 h, 2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing +12 s, 3 Philip Deignan (IRL) UnitedHealthcare +27, 4 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC Racing +45, 5 Michael Rogers (AUS) Saxo-Tinkoff +55, 6 Chad Haga (USA) Optum p / b Kelly Benefit Strategies +1:13 min ... 102 SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +19:48

Overall rankings: 1 Janier Acevedo (COL) Jamis - Hagens Berman 9:39:19 h, 2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing +12 s, 3 Philip Deignan (IRL) UnitedHealthcare +27, 4 Mathias Frank (USA) BMC Racing +45, 5 Michael Rogers (AUS) Saxo-Tinkoff +55, 6 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) 5 Hour Energy p / b Kenda +1:03 min ... 57th SAGAN Peter (SR) Cannondale +19:44

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Sagan finishes third in California

Escondido (SITA) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan finished in the initial stage of Tour of California race with start and finish in Escondido (165.1 km) in a fantastic 3 place.

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The first leader of the event became Dutchman Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM), which in a fight two men climbed in the home stretch Spaniard Francis Mancebo. Westra fought to the Vacansoleil-DCM only the second win of the season. Dutchman attacked about five kilometers before the finish, when Sagan had technical problems. Westra joined Mancebo and the couple caught up to a successful finish. Sagan with team-mates from Cannondale made it in difficult climatic conditions in the small break group, which most of the day was up front.
"I'm not accustomed to these high temperatures, because in Europe it is much cooler. In conclusion, I have had cramps. I was tired, but I pushed even through the pain and sprinted," he told cyclingnews.com.  Sagan, who came to the finish with a loss of 6 seconds to the winner. "All riders think how to defeat me. Now My team did a very good job from start to finish. It was really hot, and the stage was challenging for us finish in front. Vacansoleil won based on the fact that the lead group had more riders," said Sagan.

Results 1 stage (Escondido - Escondido, 165.1 km): 1 Westra (NLD) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4:31:33, 2 Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5 Hour Energy p / b Kenda - the same time as the winner, 3 Sagan (SR) Cannondale Pro Cycling +6, 4 Meersman (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 5 Stuyven (BEL) Bontrager Cycling Team, 6 Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp - all +6.

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Hundreds of fans have a chance to bicycle with Peter Sagan

Hundreds of cycling fans and Peter Sagan had a chance Saturday to ride together

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The Cannondale team rider took fans on a 13km circuit through the streets Petržalky-Bratislava starting at Aupark shopping centre at Janko Kral park. Sagan led the peloton in a relaxed pace, debating with fans and even performed his famous wheelie on his the bicycle.
The event Bike With Sagan had a rich program and competition for attendance. "This event was a pleasant surprise. It was well organized. We went a little slower than in competition, but at least I had the opportunity to talk with my fans. I think its great that the peloton was full of children who love the sport. It would be great to organize something similar in the future, again," said Peter Sagan.
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Sagan hasn't changed! He is already preparing for the main race of the season

Cyclist Peter Sagan is the course of the season so far satisfied and we are preparing for another purpose - to defend the green jersey contest scoring the winner in the Tour de France.

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In the world rankin, the 23-year-old Slovak currently ranks second behind Fabian Cancellara. In the next two weeks, a little rest and recovery are in order, then starts the preparation for the Tour of California, Tour of Switzerland and in July the Tour de France.
"While I am pleased with the season. I managed to achieve great results. Its a pity that I did not win the Milan - San Remo and Flanders races. In Italy, I made a mistake and suffered for it. in Belgium I didn't have enough to keep up with Cancellara. Now before the next part of the season Im g
oing home to recover, " noted Peter Sagan. So far, this year he has won the Gent - Wevelgem, Brabant arrow, two stages at around Oman, GP Camaiore, two stages at Tirreno - Adriatico, one to three days of De Panne - Koksijde. At Milan - San Remo, E3 Harelbeke and Flanders he finished second. "I am delighted to have won at least one major classic. On the other hand I have gained experience and I believe that I will use it in the coming years."
The Cannondale team rider began a year ago in California with his success winning five straight. In Switzerland he triumphed four times, and at the Tour de France three times. "The season is long enough. In California I will take the time for as suitable preparation for the Tour de France, where there will be a gruelling battle for the green jersey. If I manage to win it, it would be awesome. And it wouldn't matter how much I had won, " Sagan says about the everyday battle at the tour " On Tour you never know what can happen. It's a battle for someone to come to the finish - daily stress, " he added.
Peter Sagan currently starts at every race as favourite. This does not bother him, you get used to it. "Foreign journalists tell me that at every race favourites are chosen depending on the nature of the race, but one remains constantly the same," he said with a smile and continued "Since my transition to professional I have been tagged to be a favourite. When I went on my first run at the Senior World Championships in Australia, so Ive adapted to the position. I dont feel pressure, I used to this. Better to be a favorite to get into the top ten, " said Sagan, as he and his brother Juraj got the keys to a brand new Citroen C5 automobile on Monday.
Slovak cycling welcomes regular doping controls in this sport. At races or during off periods and Peter has passed dozens of them. Riders must report to DCO regularly on their movement. "On the one hand we feel like prisoners, the other it is good for cycling. At least we do not have scandals, although now they are being pulled pulled up from the past," said Peter Sagan.
Slovak cyclist got allot of attention thanks to events after the race around Flanders, where he pinched the backside of one hostess. A question of a mischievous gesture for some or outrage and accusations of sexism and harassment  "It was blown out of proportion, but it is closed case now. The world has much larger problems and I took it as someone hadnt things to write about, so it ballooned. In Slovakia it was understood and everyone laughed my fans didn't criticize. Im certainly n
ot going to change now. I was wondering whether I should change and be docile. I dont think so, I want to be myself, lets see what life has for me, "noted Peter Sagan.


Sagan will be cycling with his fans
Local cycling fans in Slovakia will on Saturday April 27 get the opportunity to ride with Peter Sagan. In Petrzalka prepare candidates for around 13 km circuit, which will be led by Cannondale team rider Sagan who wants by way of this to thank his fans for their great support.
"Of course I want to win," laughs Peter Sagan, but then he added: "It will be a ride for the public. I Want to thank the fans, meet with them, It's more relaxing riding. Autograph session wont be missing. Many have already criticized that it is organized in Bratislava and not in Liverpool or in another city. However I can not duplicate myself, also Bratislava had people who organized this whole event. "
Bike with Peter Sagan program begins at 2.00 pm with registration at the rear entrance to Aupark. Then riding through the streets of Bratislava leading to Luky and to Draždiak in Petrzalka.

 

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Sagan on Walloon Sipe on 12 spot

Bratislava / Huy (Sita + kor) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan conquered on Wednesday's classic Valon Arrow in twelfth place. The victory was taken by Spaniard Daniel Moreno of the Katusha team, which reached a time of 4:52:33.

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The second position taken by Colombian Sergio Henao of Team Sky at the races which was from Binche to Huy and measured 205 km, and third place was his compatriot Carlos Betancur (AG2R La Mondiale).
 
The winner of 77 edition of the popular race in Belgium was decided in the final climb to Mur de Huy 1.5 kilometers before the finish. Sagan of team Cannondale had held the second position, but in the final hundred meters Sagan lagged behind the winner by 8 seconds after his success this season is at the Belgian classic Gent - Wevelgem, which was won by Sagan.
 
"As earlier in the Amstel Gold race got leg cramps, we decided as a team that we wouldn't pull. Today was warm again, and the final hill the other riders in front of me were doing better than me. I have been racing for a long time so I felt fatigue. The first part of my classics sat perfectly, and the result came out great, so I'm happy with the performance and placements. Now some rest and the next race will be in May at Tour of California, " were the words fromr Peter Sagan.
 
Valon Arrow 2013 - Results (Binche - Huy, 205 km): 
1 Daniel Moreno (ESP) Katusha 4:52:33 h, 
2 Sergio Henao (COL) Sky 
3 Carlos Betancur (COL) AG2R La Mondiale, 
4 Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin, 
5 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Guick Step - all with +3, 
6 Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP) Katusha, 
7 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar, 
8 Igor Anton (ESP) Eustkaltel-Euskadi, 
9 Bauke Mollema (NLD) Blanco, 
10 Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale, 
11 Gianpaolo Caruso (ITA) Katyusha, 
12 PETER SAGAN (SVK) Cannondale 
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Sagan ended on the 36th Amstel Gold spot

Bratislava / Valkenburg (sita + kor) - Czech Roman Kreuziger was the winner of the cycling classic Amstel Gold Race in the Netherlands, which went from Maastricht to Valkenburg and measured 251 km.

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The rider for Team Saxo-Tinkoff reached one of his best career results. Kreuziger at the 46th largest Dutch classics fought for 80 points in the UCI rankings. Thanks tactical riding he triumphed in 6:30 h after a hard fight with a slight lead over Alejandro Valverdem and Simon Gerrans. Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan came to the finish with a lose of 58 seconds in 36 place and has maintained his UCI ranking of second position!

"Two months I rode in winter weather, rough weather, and now suddenly warm weather, somehow did not suit me ... At the start it was ten degrees, then up to twenty-five degrees. On the last hill, I got cramps in my legs legs. Today I must commend the whole team, pulled together well, so pity that finish was without a podium ... Whether I compete in the next race, I will decide tomorrow," were the words Slovak rider Peter Sagan of Team Cannondale Pro Cycling.

Results - cycling race Amstel Gold Race:
1 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Saxo-Tinkoff 6:35:21 h,
2 Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar,
3 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge,
4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing,
5 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
6 Pieter Weening (NLD) Orica-GreenEdge all +22 s ...
34th Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
36 SAGAN Peter (Svk) Cannondale  +57

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A New Star in the Nilox Sky: Peter Sagan Gives the Team An Extra Boost!

The young cycling star chooses the brand specialized in sport-focused high-tech products as he seeks new challenges.

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Esprinet Group brand Nilox (www.nilox.com) has further strengthened its link with the two-wheeled world of cycling. 

The brand’s team of testimonials, which already features Italian and international champions like Ivan Basso, Federica Pellegrini and Valentina Vitale, welcomes 23-year-old Slovak Peter Sagan, the Italian Cannondale Pro Cycling team rider who recently won the Ghent-Wevelgem race, one of the season’s most classic Northern Europe competitions, as well as taking a second-place podium position in the Milan-Sanremo.

Having earned a reputation and esteem over the last two years from sportsmen and women for the quality of its high-tech products, the Italian Nilox brand was not going to miss out on the man of the moment and the latest hope in the world of cycling. Young, handsome and determined, Peter has everything it takes to put the Nilox team centrestage.

Born in 1990, he is an uncommon athlete who combines great long-distance and sprinting abilities.

Michele Bertacco, Director of Sales at Nilox, says:As well as being a champion, Sagan is a young man, and like his contemporaries he loves technology and is really curious about the latest developments. We are proud that Peter has accepted this challenge and joined our ‘team’. We very much believe in what this young professional can bring to our company, to the development of solutions that cater to the needs of sportsmen and women and to all extreme sports enthusiasts. We know that this latest arrival will fly the Nilox ‘flag’ high and be a really great representative of our brand.”

Peter Sagan: “I cannot wait to begin this new experience with such a solid and competitive company. Nilox works hard to satisfy sporting needs without ever losing sight of the fun element. It’s a blend of passion and enjoyment that reminds me of myself! I’m really pleased because I see this partnership as another stimulus to grow and rise to new challenges.”

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Sagan ended around Flanders second!

Oudenaarde (TASR + kor) - The winner of the 97th classic race around Flanders (256.2 km) became the Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara. Slovak Peter Sagan, who was a favourite to win, finished second.

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Cancellara (RadioShack) with Sagan broke from the peleton 18 kilometers before the finish and the dramatic battle for lead position took place on the last hill Paterberg where Cancellara broke off on his own. The Cannondale team rider came to the finish 1:26 min behind the winning gladiator Cancellara. Third place went to Belgian Jurgen Roelandts.
Peter Sagan was happy with his second place finish. "I am very happy with second place. Fabian rode very well, although I tried to stick with him, today I just did not have it in me. In the hill he broke from us, I tried to keep up with him, but he was faster. I'm glad we then overtook the main group. Today the best rider won. At 130 km I had a fall, but luckily neither me or the bike had anything serious happen. I am sorry Boonen was injured. This can happen to anyone, as last year it was Cancellara who did not finish. The entire race was ridden full out in these Belgian classics, it is necessary to ride upfront and to be constantly on the alert. Now I am going to get some rest, leaving out the classic Paris - Roubaix, as it should be some time for me to rest and recover and focus on Amstel," as was quoted Peter Sagan by his media manager Jozef Korbel.
 
Tour of Flanders (Bruges - Oudenaarde, 256.2 km):
1 Fabian Cancellara (SUI / RadioShack) 6:05:58 h,
2 Peter Sagan (SVK / Cannondale) +1:26 min,
3 Jurgen Roelandts (BEG. / Lotto) +1:28,
4 Alexander Kristoff (NOR. / Katyusha) +1:38,
5 Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA. / FDJ) +1:40,
6 Heinrich Haussler (AUSSI. / IAM Cycling),
7 Greg Van Avermaet (BEG / BMC Racing),
8 Sebastien Turgot (FRA / Europcar),
9 John Degenkolb (GER / Argos),
10 Sebastian Langeveld (HOL / Orica) same time.
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Sagan in second stage of De Panne race did not want to risk a fall

Bratislava / Koksijde (sita + kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan ended in Wednesday's second of three stages at De Panne - Koksijde, which goes from Oudenaarde to Koksijde and measured 204.2 km, in a position of 109 with an interval of 3:01 min from the leader.

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In 4:46:57 hours was a close finish for British racer Mark Cavendish of team Omega Pharma-Quick Step. Second place belonged to Italian Elia Viviani (Cannondale) and the third to his compatriot Francesco Chicchi (Fantini Vini-Selle Italia). Fourth place was taken by Frenchman Arnaud DeMar (FDJ) and reworked the leader board and overall ranking. Sagan thus did not repeat his triumph of Tuesdays stage and lost the leaders jersey. Before the start of the race the number one man in the UCI world rankings, Sagan, hinted that last days of De Panne - Koksijde would probably be left out. On Thursday,the program starts with a 112.6 km stage then a time trial of 14.75 km, in De Panne.

"At the end of today's stage, I in no way wanted to risk injury and possibly fall before Sunday's big race around Flanders, in addition there was an unpleasant side wind and about six kilometres before the finish the group broke. At tomorrow's final stage I wont start" Peter Sagan was quoted as saying.
 
Second stage (Oudenaarde - Koksijde, 204.2 km):
1 Mark Cavendish (Great Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4:46,57 h,
2 Elia Viviani (ITA) Cannondale,
3 Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Fantini Vini-Selle Italia,
4 DeMar Arnaud (Fra) FDJ,
5 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katyusha,
6 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-Euphony,
7 Romain Feillu (FRA), Vacansoleil-DCM,
8 Blaz Jarc (SLO) NetApp-Endura,
9 Niki Arndt (USA) Argos-Shimano,
10 Tom van Asbroeck (Bel) TOPSPORT-Vlaanderen Baloise -
109th Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +3:01 min
 
Ranking after 2 stage:
1 DeMar Arnaud (FRA) FDJ 9:47:18 h,
2 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katyusha +2 s,
3 Mark Cavendish (Great Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +5,
4 Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
5 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-Euphony,
6 Niki Terpstra (ESP) Omega Pharma-Quick Step - all +6,
7 Davide Cimolai (ITA) Lampre-Merida +11,
8 Johan Le Bon (FRA) FDJ,
9 Oscar Gatto (ITA) Fantini Vini-Selle Italia - both +14,
10 André Greipel (USA) Lotto Belis +15
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Sagan wins opening stage of the Three Days of De Panne

Bratislava / Zottegem (sita + kor) - Peter Sagan confirmed his excellent form and dominance over the peloton in the opening stage of the race of Three Days De Panne - Koksijde, which led to Middelkerke Zottegemu and had a distance of 199.8 km.

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Cannondale team rider-repeated his first stage victory in the event from last year. In the final battle of the ten-member breakaway group, Sagan beat Frenchman Arnaud DeMar and Alexander Kristoff of Norway who finished third. Fourth place is held by Sylvain Chavanel who was defending his win in Belgium from last year. The winner of the stage was decided in the last 20 kilometers. Peter Sagan tried 2 breakaways, but was always caught. The peloton finally broke up at about 8 km before the finish and the lead group fought for supremacy. Sagan triumphed as the first over the line of the three-day event. Sagan has achieved his seventh victory in 2013, winning two stages at Oman and Tirreno - Adriatico, and also at the GP Citta di Camaiore and Gent - Wevelgem. "In today's stage, I really did not want to show off, I wanted to go with the peleton, but in the end I had enough energy, so I attacked. In the end it was fair sprinters battle with the French and the last one hundred meters was through a corner. I held my line, and it was down the hill, there was a headwind and maybe I did not even realize when I went a little to the right, but not intentionally. I am very happy that it went well and I literally won on tubulars. It's my seventh victory this year, of which I am definitely very happy, as well as everyone in the team. It did not rain, but it was still cold, about five degrees," conveyed the words of 23-year-old great Slovak rider Peter Sagan after winning the first stage of a media manager Josef Korbel.

 
Results - 1 stage (Middelkerke - Zottegem, 199.8 km):
1 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale 5:00:27 h,
2 DeMar Arnaud (Fra) FDJ,
3 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katyusha,
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
5 Oscar Gatto (ITA) Fantini Vini-Selle Italia,
6 Niki Terpstra (ESP) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
 
Order after 1 stage:
1 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale 5:00:17 h,
2 DeMar Arnaud (Fra) FDJ +4 s,
3 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Katyusha +6,
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
5 Oscar Gatto (ITA) Fantini Vini-Selle Italia,
6 Niki Terpstra (ESP) Omega Pharma-Quick Step all +10.
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Sagan wins Gent-Wevelgem classic securing his points lead

.Bratislava / Wevelgem (tasr+ kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan won the classic Gent-Wevelgem race (183.4 km) in a solo finish.

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The Cannondale rider has already this season taken two podium finishes in the classics World Tour races and on Sunday he enjoyed his first victory in the World Tour series. For Sagan, who finished with a time of 4:29:10 h, came in well ahead of 2 place Slovenian Borut Božič (Astana) and Belgian Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team). UCI ranking leader decided about four kilometers before the finish in breaking away from the leading group of eleven riders to which no one challenged his attack. Sagan gradually increased his lead and finished 28 seconds in front of the chase group. The young Slovak rider has secured his UCI lead, previously he was second for the Milan-San Remo and E3 Harelbeke races. Organizers decided to shorten the race by 47 kilometers to 183.4 kilometres after agreeing with teams, due to weather conditions.

 
"I am delighted that I was able to win a classic race after Milan-San Remo and Harelbeke. It's a fantastic feeling, I'm overjoyed, as is the whole Cannondale team, who helped me. It is very encouraging and its made us stronger before the next race. Today, organizers shortened the race by nearly fifty kilometers, because the weather was uncomfortable again. Very cold, around zero degrees and the wind was from the cold side. Everything was decided about fifty kilometers before the finish, when we formed a group of thirteen riders, where I was joined by teammate Maciej Bodnar, which was very good for us. Strong winds, even a headwind and the Omega team, led by Cavendish went after us. The group in front of us wanted to somehow pull ahead, just as four-five groupet, so I said at four kilometers before the finish, I will try and grab the chance. Finally, it turned out great, and I flew all the way to the finish. Of course, I then wanted to make some of the frozen viewers happy, they deserve some winning gesture, so I entertained them with a wheelie. But I have to thank rider Maceij Bodnar, who helped me a lot. I am very happy with the position in the UCI ranking, its a first, so it's great. Today I felt just fine and now I'm looking forward to the next Belgian classic, the Tour of Flanders, " said Peter Sagan after his stage win.
 
 
Classic Gent-Wevelgem (183.4 km):
1 Peter Sagan (SVK / Cannondale) 4:29:10 h,
2 Borut Božič (SLO / Astana) +28 s,
3 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL / BMC Racing),
4 Heinrich Haussler (AUS / IAM Cycling)
5 Juan Antonio Flecha (SPA / Vacansoleil),
6 Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA / FDJ),
7 Bernhard numbers (AUT / Team Sky),
8 Stijn Vandenbergh (Belg. / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step),
9 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr. / RadioShack),
10 Andrey Amador (Costa Rica / Movistar) all same time
 
UCI Ranking as of 24 March:
1 Peter Sagan (SVK / Cannondale) 232,
2 Fabian Cancellara (SUI. / RadioShack) 151,
3 Joaquim Rodriguez (SPA / Katyusha) 144,
4 Sylvain Chavanel (FRA / OmegaPharma-Quick-Step) 142,
5 Geraint Thomas (GBA / Team Sky) 117,
6 Richie Porte (AUS. / Team Sky) 113,
7 Tom-yet Slagter (HOL / Blanco) 111,
8 Daniel Martin (IRL / Garmin) 107,
9 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA / Astana) 106,
10 Andrew Talansky (USA / Garmin) 92 points.
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Sagan finishes on the podium at E3 Harelbeke, second place

Bratislava / Harelbeke (screen + kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan took a podium finish at another WorldTour events - E3 Harelbeke race in Belgium.

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The 212 km route was won by Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara, who won the first victory of the prologue of the Tour de France in 2012. The Swiss in the service of team RadioShack Leopard attacked 30 km before the finish and gradually produced a minute lead the group with Peter Sagan. He maintained his lead to the finish line and enjoyed the win of the third race. The last year was Tom Boonen, who finished seventh this time time. Sagan defeated Daniela Ossa of BMC Racing Team. The young rider from Cannondale won a further 60 points in the UCI rankings, which means he is the new leader by unofficial calculations. The E3 Harelbeke race series opens the spring classics in the Benelux countries. The track was also uncomfortable with some sections of cobble stones and a short but challenging climb.

 
"During stage I had problems with the wheel, I had to quickly take another bike, so those thirty kilometers I was riding a team mates bike. Once again, I must thank the team riders who have been a great help. Of course, catching up with the peloton cost me a lot of energy, which I needed at the end, when Cancellara broke off. Although we pursued him for five miles, but we could not catch him ... At the final finish I saw that Thomas of Sky started to sprint, so I had to dig deep and I eventually finished second. I feel fine, so I'm looking forward to the next event." As was quoted Peter Sagan's by his media manager Jozef Korbel.
 
Peter Sagan has shifted in the UCI ranking to first place!
 
Latest UCI ranking after today's events at Harelbeke is:
1 Peter Sagan (Cannondale) 152 points
2 FabianCancellara (RadioShack-Leopard) 151 points
3 Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma) 142 points
 
Results - E3 Harelbeke (212 km):
1 Fabian Cancellara (USA) RadioShack Leopard 5, 8:28,
2 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +1:08,
3 Daniel Oss (ITA) BMC Racing,
4 Geraint Thomas (Great Britain). Sky,
5 Sebastian Langeveld (USA) Orica-GreenEdge,
6 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
7 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step ...
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Sagan beats the elements and finishes the classic Milan-San Remo second

Bratislava/San Remo (Tasr+Kor) The Slovak rider Peter Sagan finished in this years first classic Milan-San Remo in a fantastic 2 place.

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The 23 year old rider from team Cannondal was close to a first place finish, but at the finish line was out-sprinted by German rider Gerald Ciolek.

Sagan has gained 80 points in the UCI world classification and has a total of 92 points which guarantees him a spot in the top ten. The longest of the classics was hampered by weather, due to which 47 km of the race were neutralized, the organizers cancelled climbs Passo del Turchino and La Manie. Riders got to the 117 km mark and officials stopped the race. At the peleton was shuttled by team buses to the next stage. Riders used this opportunity to post on social forums "Nice break for coffee during the Milan-San Remo" as was tweeted by Sagan on his Twitter @petosagan.
"The weather was surreal, cold, rain, snow, I have never experienced something like this. In the end after 115km the race was stopped, organizers decided that the longest climb Passo del Turchino wont happen, because of the amount of snow. Times were registered and we were shuttled by our buses where we had a chance to shower and change kit. To add to that they also canceled the second climb LeManie. So we went the last 130 km where we had the final two climbs. At the end it was raining, the conditions were truly difficult and challenging, mainly the descents, where I had to be carefull and not fall. And the finish? The last 2km were on the flats, I tried to break but Cancellara pulled me back in. And at the line? I think I started my sprint a little early, I was paying attention to Cancellara and Chavanela but waiting in the back was Ciolek and in the last meters he managed to step up and beat me at the line. Its to bad, Im a little disappointed about it, because I wanted to win. But its allot harder for me now, because when I break it gets noticed right away and someone challenges it. Well, it was the first of the classics, and it proved to me that I am in great form, I was in the lead again and we have Belgium up next." Peter Sagan was quoted by his media manager Jozef Korbel. The young Slovak rider will next do battle at Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke on March 22.
 
Results for Milano - San Remo:
1. Gerald Ciolek (GER) MTN - Qhubeka 5:37:20 h,
2. PETER SAGAN (SVK) Cannondale,
3. Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack Leopard,
4. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
5. Luca Paolini (ITA) Kaťuša,
6. Ian Stannard (GBA) Sky
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Sagan listed as on of the favourites for Milan - San Remo

Bratislava / Milan (AP) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan will be among the favorites of this season's first major world classic, Milan - San Remo.

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The race is subtitled La Primavera will take place on Sunday March 17. The Slovak rider showed good form at Tirreno - Adriatico, where he won two stages and actively helped a former colleague of Liquigas Vincenzo Nibalimu the overall lead.

 
The Cannondale team rider increased his self confidence in a victory in one of the stages on Tirreno where in the sprint he beat Mark Cavendish. "I think Sunday the team will ride in my favour. If, however, the race goes wrong, then we have in reserve Moreno Moser. I can ride therefore calmer and with more confidence, " said Peter Sagan. The first race of the five "monuments" is usually decided in the last climb, at which point riders are running out of steam. Critical breaks are born on Cipressa, which is the second last peak or on the Poggio, which is 6 km before the finish line. On Sunday, the long 298 km route Sagan will especially challenge Fabian Cancellara. The Swiss time trial specialist won Milan - San Remo in 2008, and he proves to be a frontrunner this year, he is a favourite for the leader. The last two years, Cancellara was always second, narrowly lost last year to Australian Simon Gerransom. Sagan came to the finish with an interval of two seconds behind winner in fourth.
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Sagan finishes the time trial in the 21st place

Bratislava / San Benedetto del Tronto (AP + kor) - Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has become a traditional event winner Tirreno - Adriatico.

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The final seventh stage (time trial 9.2 km) in San Benedetto del Tronto was won by the German Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) with a time of 10:25 min. Italian Nibali (28) took the stage in 12 position, but it was enough to be overall winner by a margin of 23 seconds infront of the British rider Chris Froome (Sky). 29 seconds behind is Alberto Contador (Team Saxo-Tinkoff).

 
"Today time trial after yesterday's demanding stage that I won, was totally fine and it was good to me. I am satisfied with the performance, but now I have to prepare for Sunday's tough race Milan - San Remo, especially for health wise. I feel worse than three days ago ... The rain, which accompanied the race did not help. However, I believe that Sunday things will get better and I will be fit" noted Peter Sagan after the race.
 
7th stage (San Benedetto del Tronto, 9.2 km):
1 Tony Martin (ESP) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 10:25 min,
2 Adriano Malory (Ita) Lampre-Merida +6 s,
3 Andrey Amador (Kost.) Movistar Team +10,
4 Fabian Cancellara (USA) RadioShack Leopard +12,
5 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team +14,
6 Christopher Froom (Britain). Sky +15, ... 1
2 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana +26 ...
21 Peter Sagan (SVK) + Cannondale 33rd
 
Final Ranking after 7 stage: 1 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 28:08:17 h, 2 Christopher Froom (Britain). Sky +23, 3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tikoff +52, 4 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +53, 5 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katyusha +54, 6 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard +1:21
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Great Sagan scores a second victory in Italy

Bratislava / Porto Sant'Elpidio (kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan is basking in the glory on the podium, when he won the 6th stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race.

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The sixth stage, 209 km long with a start and and finish in Porto Sant'Elpidio, after a carefully co-ordinated break with the duo Vincenzo Nibali and Joaquim Rodriguez he confirmed his sprinters quality. Peter Sagan scored the fifth stage win this season.

 
The sixth stage was literally like the roller-coaster ride, it was up and down, and a steep climb at the end of the straight. Many riders know that today Team Sky must be in controll and protect leader Chris Froom before tomorrow's final stage, which will be a time trial (9.2 km). Attacks were planned especially by Nibali (Astana) and Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff). Everything Was decided at the end. About 30 km before the finish a seven-member group broke out with Cancellara and Cunego. In the descent Nibali broke and Sagan teamed up with him. In the final hill Muro di Sant'Elpidio about 10 km before the finish of this pair was joined by Rodriguez. The trio collaborated and developed a lead and eventually came down to a sprint, which was clearly dominated Slovak rider Peter Sagan!
"I am very happy that I won again today and once again thanks to the whole team. From the start of the group of sixteen riders fled with Cancellara, but Sky riders kept it in check. Today's stage was again in the rain, it was back and forth, almost no flats ... After two rounds, I felt at ease in the team so we decided to pull to the front. The last thirty degree climb was difficult, I could not even stand in the saddle since the wheel was skipping. In the climb my former colleague Vincenzo Nibali broke, but I caught up to him. Of course, we're friends with Vincenzo, I helped him out a little, because he wanted the overall lead. We pulled together, even Rodriguez joined us and we made a good break. In the end, I knew I had a sprint for first place and I won. Its great, but I still have problems with my cough, also I've caught a cold" Said the 23 year old Slovak rider Peter Sagan, as was conveyed by media manager Korbel.
 
6th stage (Sant'Elpidio Porto - Porto Sant'Elpidio, 209 km):
1 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale 5:45:17 h,
2 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana,
3 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katyusha both +2 s,
4 Mauro Santambrogio (ITA) Fantini Vini-Selle Italia,
5 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi,
6 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff - all +44
 
Order after 6 stage:
1 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 27:57:26 h,
2 Christopher Froom (Britain). Sky +34,
3 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katyusha +37,
4 Alberto Contador (ESP) Saxo-Tinkoff +48,
5 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +58,
6 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard +1:05 min
 
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In the 5th stage Sagan finishes in 32nd place

Bratislava / Chieti (sita + kor) - British rider Christopher Froom became the new leader in the tour Tirreno - Adriatico.

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In Sunday's fifth stage the team Sky rider came to the finish in the group of favourites in 6 position and stripped of leaders jersey from Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski. The winner of the fifth stage was Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez, who broke away at the end and came in eight seconds ahead of the group, which were made up of Dutchman Bauke Mollema. Sunday's stage was ideal for climbers. Peter Sagan saved his strength and did not fight with the climbers. At the finish he classified in 32 place. Martin Velits came in 127.

"Today it was a difficult stage, compared with last year quite some changes. Weather was better and a deciding point was in the hills. On the big one they broke from me, but on the descent I caught up with them, it cost me a lot strength. When I was picked in the final, I went. My cough is better. On Monday, the program is for more than a 200 km stage, very difficult and winding, so it will be very interesting" said Peter Sagan.


 

 

Results - 5 stage (Ortona - Chieti, 230 km):
1 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) 6:06:43 Katyusha,
2 Bauke Mollema (USA) Blanco,
3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff,
4 Mauro Santambrogio (ITA) Fantini Vini-Selle Italia,

5 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard,

6 Christopher Froom (Britain). +8 Sky ...
32nd Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +3:46 min,
127 Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +22:25

Order after 5 stage:
1 Christopher Froom (Britain). Sky 22:11:53,
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +20 s,
3 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana +20,
4 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +24,
5 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack +37 Leopard,
6 Mauro Santambrogio (ITA) Fantini Vini-Selle Italia +52 ...
50 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +20:49 min,
160 Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +52:52

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Sagan's recently backed hill

Bratislava / Prati di Tivo (kor) - Today was waiting for cyclists to race Tirreno-Adriatico one mountain stage (173 km) and in the end a killer hill Prati di Tivos with a maximum gradient of 12%.

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British cyclist Chris Froom from the stables of Sky Procycling, prevailed over local rider Mauro Santambrogio and third place was taken by Vincenzo Nibalimu. Slovak rider Peter Sagan, who won on Fridays 3rd stage ended with a loss of more than 17 minutes to 98th place and Martin Velits came in 158th.

 
" Finally after two days it did not rain, so it was pretty good. On the first hill a quartet of riders escaped who built a lead of seven minutes. Today riders pulled from Omega and Sky. Everything was being decided in the last climb where gradually backed off, to save strength for the next stage. I still do not feel physically well. The last two days I am taking peppermint drops, but I am still coughing ... I hope that the cough will disappear. Otherwise I feel fine. Tomorrow's stage is quite difficult, but last year I won it, but this year they cancelled the last long hill, because there was a lot of snow, " Said 23-year old cyclist Peter Sagan of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team.
 
4th stage (Narni - Prati di Tivo, 173 km):
1 Chris Froom (Brit. / Sky Procycling) 4:41:31 h,
2 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita. / Fantini Vini-Selle Italia) +6 s,
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita. / Pro Team Astana) +11,
4 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL. / Omega Pharma-Quick Step) +13,
5 Chris Horner (USA / RadioShack Leopard) +15,
6 Alberto Contador (Spa. / Team Saxo-Tinkoff) +20 ...
98 Peter Sagan (SR / Cannondale) +17:16,
158 Martin Velits (SR / Omega Pharma-QuickStep) +19:51
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Sagan wins stage three to Tirrene, in sprint beating Cavendish

Bratislava (sme.sk) - Peter Sagan became the winner of Friday's third stage race Tirreno - Adriatico, which went from Indicatore to Narni Scalo and measured 190 km.

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The 24 year old rider from Zilina Slovakia mastered the rain finish, took on his opponents one hundred meters before the finish. In the final sprint he beat two of the strongest sprinters Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Andre Greipela from Germany. For the first time in the season Sagan beat Cavendish in direct combat. In Tirreno - Adriatico for sprinters is very competitive. In addition to British and German riders at the start are Australian Goss, Norwegian Hushovd, American Farrar, Ferrari from Italian and German Ciolek.

 
"I am very glad that after yesterday, when my finish didn't work out, today I was able to win the final sprint. The last meters were dramatic, Cavendish tried to squeeze me out a little, but then backed off and last meters I had of the finish I gave it everything. Again, I am extremely happy from the win, I must thank the whole team who helped me a lot and worked together great. It was raining again, especially the last 40 km. I have a feeling that my cough is coming back. However, I believe I'll beat this too. Thank you for the support of the fans" said Peter Sagan for his web page petersagan.net. Overall he moved ahead to 6th place. Waiting for the peloton is Saturdays challenging 173 km long stage from Narni Scalo in Prati di Tivo.
 
3rd stage results (Indicatore - Narni Scalo, 190 km):
1 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale,
2 Mark Cavendish (Great Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
3 André Greipel (USA) Lotto Belis,
4 Gerald Ciolek (USA)-MTN Qhubeka,
5 Matthew Harley Goss (AUS) Orica-GreenEdge,
6 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida
 
Overall results after 3 stage:
1 Mark Cavendish (Great Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 11:23:08 h,
2 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +7 s,
3 Niki Terpstra (ESP) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +9,
4 Tony Martin (ESP) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
5 Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic) Omega Pharma-Quick Step all +9,
6 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +18
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Sagan finishes 9th

Bratislava / Indicatore (kor) - The winner of the second Stage (San Vincenzo - Indicatore 232 km)in the tour of Tirreno - Adriatico was Australian Matthew Goss of Team GreenEdge Orica.

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When he pushed in the final sprint finishing ahead of Italian Manuel Belletti (AG2R La Mondiale) and third place German Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka) . Peter Sagan was not missing in the final sprint, one hundred meters ahead of the finish he was first, but eventually he took ninth place at the line. Leader of the classic tour Tirreno - Adriatico remains the Mark Cavendish of team Omega Pharma-Quick Step, who finished todays stage in 5th place.

"I wish that I could pull through to the end, but in the cold and rain somehow my legs become wood ... It was pretty well setup, the guys from the team helped me surge forward and in the end I wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately, it did not work. Today's stage was the longest though it passed quickly, but it was quite cold. We are only at the beginning of the race, to the next stage of the program and of the course, so we'll see" said Peter Sagan of the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team.
Tomorrow is the third stage, from Indicatore to Narni Scalo, with a distance of 190 km.
 
Results - 2 Stage (San Vincenzo - Indicatore, 232 km):
1 Matthew Goss (AUS) 5:48:41 Orica GreenEdge-h,
2 Manuel Belletti (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale,
3 Gerald Ciolek (USA)-MTN Qhubeka,
4 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida,
5 Mark Cavendish (Great Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
6 DeMar Arnaud (Fra) FDJ ...
9th Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale Pro Cyclicng Team
 
Order after 2 stage:
1 Mark Cavendish (Great Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 6:08:02 h,
2 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +2 s,
3 Niki Terpstra (ESP) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
4 Tony Martin (ESP) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
5 Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic) Omega Pharma-Quick Step all +3,
6 Giovanni Visconti (ESP) Movistar +14, ...
19th Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:22.
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Cannondale in the team time trial finishes fourth

Bratislava / San Vicenzo (kor) - Great seven stage race Tirreno-Adriatico started with team-time trial (16.9 km) on the streets of San Vincenzo on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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 In rainy weather the best performing cyclists were from Omega Pharma - Quick-Step, team Movistar finished second and in third were riders from BMC. Our team rider Peter Sagan of Cannondale Pro Cycling eventually finished fourth.

 
"I think we started the race well, so the mood in the team is cool. Tomorrow we have a 200km stage the finish will be up to me, so we try and see. According to the weather forecast it is going to rain, however, like today, so we must watch out for accidents, which are always unpleasant. Physically I'm not even fully fit, but it's improving every day, " as commented by Sagan after today's team.
Team Time Trial - 1 Stage:
1 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:19:24,
2 Movistar Team 0:00:11,
3 BMC Racing Team 0:00:16,
4 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:19,
5 Pro Team Astana 0:00:20,
6 Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:24,
7 Sky Pro Cycling 0:00:25 ...
 
Overall standings:
1 Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:19:24,
2 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
4 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
5 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
6 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:00:11 ...
22nd Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:19 ...
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Sagan on Wednesday start of Tirreno-Adriatico

Bratislava / Riotorto (kor) - Several riders from the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team are preparing from Sunday in the town of Riotorto before the classic Tirreno-Adriatico (March 6 to 12), where they await seven challenging stages.

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The team will be composed of Peter Sagan, Moreno Moser, Damiano Caruso, Maciej Bodnar, Kristijan Koren, Tiziano Dall'Antonia, Alan Marangoni and Fabio Sabatini, lead sports directors Mario Scirea and Alberto Volpi. The race will have a good selection of international races with competitors as: Nibali, Cavendish, Cancellara, Froom, Contador, Kreuziger, Nocentini, Boom, Hushovd, Evans, Sanchez, Farrar, Martin, Belkov, Cunego, Greipel, Goss and others ...

 
"I think we have the prerequisites to succeed in this event for some stages. We have a strong team my colleague Morena and I create good tandem that proved its strength last week" as commented by Peter Sagan, who has scored 3 victories this year "My goal is to prepare best I can for the race Milan-San Remo and other classics. Health wise I feel fine, so let's see what can be" said Peter Sagan before Wednesday's start at Tirreno-Adriatico.
 
"I think we have good ambition to succeed. We have a great team and strong leadership. Sagan and Moser are very intelligent people who are able to complement each other. coherence is our strength" said Alberto Volpi.
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Sagan finishes second at the Strade Bianche

Bratislava / Siena (kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan feels he is in good form. On Thursday, he was triumphant at the GP Camaiore and at todays Strade Bianche he flashed in a great second place.

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The twenty three year old Cannondale Pro Cycling rider finished the 188 km long race from Chianti to Siena only to be outrun by his teammate Moreno Moser from Italy.

 
"Our team was ecstatic after the race the podium held two of our riders. From the beginning a foursome of riders broke but were persecuted by the pack. Today, however, out team pulled the pack and all the guys worked hard. After Thursday's victory, my competitors have kept a close eye on me more now. About twenty kilometres before the finish we agreed to go with Moreno Moser. And Moreno broke from the pack by himself. I was in front and I controlled any other breaks that could endanger him, even one from Cancellara. I am very glad it went perfectly, Moreno won and I came in right behind him in second place. During the race there was the number of flat tires, luckily I did not catch any. I'm still not one hundred percent physically fit, some coughing, but I I think its getting better "quoted the 23-year cyclist Peter Sagans by his media manager Josef Korbel. Peter Sagan is in the town of Riotorto for some training and from 6 March will start in this year's first World Tour event - the prestigious seven stage race from Tirreno - Adriatico.
 
Results - Strade Bianche:
1 Moreno Moser (Italy. / Cannondale),
2 Peter Sagan (SR / Cannondale),
3 Rinaldo Nocentini (Tal./AG2R)
4 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland. / RadioShack Leopard)
5 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lot. / IAM Cycling)
6 Greg Van Avermaet (Belg. / BMC) ...
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Sagan wins GP Camaiore after illness

Bratislava / Florence (kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan after a case of bronchitis is back winning in style.

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The first start of the year on the old continent was at the GP di Camaiore (183 km) and was won in a glorious final sprint when he left behind home riders Diego Ulisse (Lampre Merida) and Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale).

 
"The start of the race was on the flats, followed by a four km hill. From the beginning a group of five riders broke away, among them was our team rider Stefano Agostini, which was an advantage for us. Other teams had to pull the pack, mainly the Astana riders. I must admit that in the last laps were fast and the pace gradually picked up speed to the end. On the last lap, we caught up with the break, and then made a larger group, where Nibali and Scarponi tried to attack, but we met there challenge. At the very end we broke with the help of, Moreno Moser especially in the the last three kilometres. If not for him, truly do not know how it would end ... In the end I sprinted a great last two hundred meters. I am very happy that I won" as conveyed by Sagans media manager Josef Korbel.
 
The Slovak rider from Zilina will be present for the Strade Bianche and events from 6 March this year will start in the first World Tour event Tirreno - Adriatico.
 
Results - GP Camaiore (183 km):
1 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale,
2 Diego Ulisse (ITA) Lampre Merida,
3 Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale,
4 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack,
5 Mauro Santambrogio (ITA) Vini Fantini,
6 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (USA) Androni,
7 Francesco Reda (ITA) Androni,
8 Smaller Denis (RUS) Katyusha,
9 Giampaolo Caruso (ITA) Katyusha,
10 Moreno Moser (ITA) Cannondale.
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Peter Sagan leaves for G.P. Camaiore race

Bratislava (kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan opening two victories at the Tour of Oman were accompanied by bronchitis and he eventually had to retire from the event ...

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Now feeling well he is training with team Cannondale Pro Cycling in Tuscany, where they are preparing for the traditional Spring classics, especially the Milan - San Remo or Flanders race.

 
"I'm starting on Thursday 28 February single race G.P. Camaiore (183 km) and then continuing on Saturday in Tuscany near Siena for the single race Strade Bianche. These events traditionally open the season for the great Italian race, followed by the Tirreno - Adriatico, or Milan - San Remo and other great events. I believe Argentina and Oman were great warm up races and I am well prepared and able to show what Ive got to offer" As quoted from rider Peter Sagan, who is already physically well and strong again to bring victory for his Slovak fans. The GP Camaiore will have team Cannondale Pro Cycling with the following riders: Slovak Peter Sagan, Dan and Brian Vandborg, Italians Moreno Moser and Damiano Caruso, Stefano Agostini, Federico Canuti, Alessandro De Marchi and Daniele Ratto.
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Sagan holds on to the green jersey after the fourth stage.

Bratislava / Jabal Al Akhdhar (Webnoviny + kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan finished Thursday's fourth stage in the Tour of Oman in the red leaders jersey.

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The Royal stage which had a difficult finish at Jabal Al Akhdar brought a new race leader Chris Froome of Team Sky.

Thursday's stage, which totaled 152.5 km and started in Al Saltiyah in Samail was conquered by rider Joaquim Rodríguez, who arrived at the finish alone. Behind him finished Chris Froome, Cadel Evans, Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali in respective order. Climbing experts clearly dominated today. In the overall standings after today's stage, Froom leads by 24 seconds ahead of Evans. The green jersey remains in the hands of Peter Sagan, white jersey belongs to Frenchman Elissond. The surprising young rider from FDJ was in 6th place ...
 
"I don't even know what to say, my voice is gone and its difficult to speak. Yesterday I mentioned I had signs of bronchitis it doesn't look good and its worse. I'll see what The doctor says ... In short, the stage had a break away from the beginning but was kept in check by another team today and at the final hill the group came together. I finished in the groupet, " as quoted Peter Sagan by his media manager Josef Korbel.
 
According to up-to-date information from this evening, Friday start of the fifth stage for the young Slovak is not actual. "I have a temperature, so I wont start tomorrow. I will have to get well." added Peter Sagan .
 
Results - 4 stage (Al Saltiyah - Jabal Al Akhdhar, 152.5 km): 1 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katyusha, 2 Chris Froome (Britain). Sky +4 s, 3 Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing +22, 4 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +27, 5 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana +36, 6 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ +43 ... 23rd Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 2:16 ... 96th PETER SAGAN (SR) Cannondale Pro Cycling +8:56.
 
Points competition for the green jersey: 1 Peter Sagan (SR) Canondale Pro Cycling 30 points., 2 Tony Gallopin (Fr.) RadioShack 21 points, 3 Christopher Froome (GB) Sky Procycling 17 points.
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Sagan repeats win on third Tour of Oman stage, again!

Bratislava / Dayqah Wadi Dam (kor) - An amazing feat, success again, from the Slovak rider Peter Sagan, when on Wednesday's third stage at the Tour of Oman, which was from Nakhal Fort to Wadi Dayqah and measured 190 km.

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The rider for the Cannondale Pro Cycling team won and left behind Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaeta (BMC) and third to finish was Frenchman Tony Gallopin (RadioShack-Leopard). The second Slovak representative in the peloton Peter Velits rode to a 9 place finish. Its the young Slovaks second victory in two days and has also increased his lead in the points order. In second spot is Gallopin with a loss of 16 seconds. Peter Sagan currently has a valuable addition to the red and green jersey already scoring the white jersey for young rider under 25 years of age.
"Today's stage was the longest, it measured 190 km, but it was flat and the first and only hill began at 83 kilometers. Today I rode in the red jersey after yesterday's win, I felt great. From the start the riders broke off in a foursome, which was later absorbed by the peloton. I must say that today our team led the stage because we had the leader jersey. The last fifteen kilometers was up and down, small hills, it stretched out. The guys on the team really helped me, they deserve a big thanks! On the last hill before the finish line Cancellara positioned his team-mate Gallopin for the finish. About four hundred meters before the finish I attacked, I went over the last hill and I rode the last three hundred meters to the finish alone! I am very happy that I was able to repeat last year's triumph on this stage and have added it to my second victory this year. It worries me that today I have signs of bronchitis, but I hope that I will be alright. Tomorrow's stage is the up a steep hill, which is perfect for climbers and theres plenty of competition. I do not think I'm going to win, but we'll see," Peter Sagan commented through his media manager Josef Korbel.
 
Results - 3 stage (Nakhal Fort - Wadi Dayqah Dam, 190 km): 1 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale 5:06:28, 2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC 0:01, 3rd Tony Gallopin (Fr.) RadioShack Leopard, 4 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff, 5 Marco Marcato (ITA) Vacansoleil-DCM, 6 Pasqualon Andrea (ITA) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox, ... 9th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Overall standings: 1 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale 12:59:43, 2 Tony Gallopin (Fr.) RadioShack - Leopard 0:16, 3rd Greg Van Avermaet (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:26.
Points leader: 1 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale 30 points, 2 Tony Gallopin (Fr.) RadioShack - Leopard 21 points, 3 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos - Shimano 16 points.
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Great Peter Sagan won the second Around the stage, Oman

Al Bustan (kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan had a great finish in the 2nd stage of the Tour of Oman which lead from Fanja Bidbid to Al Bústán (146 km) and added a triumph with this first year's win.

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Second to arrive was Tony Gallopin of RadioShack and Martin Elminger finished third (IAM). Both with a five second loss to the offspring from Zilina Slovakia, who escaped his contenders and came to the finish alone. Behind him race favourite Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) came fourth and in sixth place Chris Froom (Sky). The second Slovak rider Peter Velits came in 19th place.

"I am ecstatic that I have the first victory of the year. I felt much more calm, as did all on our team. I reckon that I am slowly getting into form, prior to the spring classics this is only positive news. In today's second stage, at the beginning the tandem Kinoshita and Traksel broke away, but on the 120th kilometre on the hill, we caught up with them, especially thanks to our team that pulled the group. On the second climb some sprinters fell off the lead and just before the finish there were two more small hills. The first was about 1 km long, at which point a ten-member group broke off, but we with Cancellar kept up. In the final second smaller hill about five hundred meters before the finish, Nibali with two riders wanted to attack on the hill but I made my move and took off. To my delight, they didn't manage to react I went to the finish solo. It was a great experience, the whole team have done so much work before the race and it was agreed that today I was going for the finish. Tomorrow's third stage is well known to me, because I won it last year, so I'd like to try a repeat. The end of the stage is slightly on an incline, so your fingers crossed"
Peter Sagan commented the race, he became the new leader in the Tour, when he gained a time gap ahead of Gallopin by 9 seconds and leads the under 25 classification. The green jersey remains in the hands of Marcel Kittel, who scored premium points.
 
Results of the 2nd stage (Fanja in Bidbid - Al Bustan, 146 km):
1 Peter Sagan (SK / Cannondale) 3:48:36 h,
2 Tony Gallopin (Fr. / RadioShack-Leopard),
3 Martin Elmiger (Switzerland. / IAM),
4 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita. / Astana) with all +5,
5 Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic / Omega Pharma-Quick Step),
6 Christopher Froom (Britain. / SKY) +7, ...
19. Peter Velits (SK / Omega Pharma-Quick Step) +11.
 
Overall standings:
1 Peter Sagan (SK / Cannondale) 7:53:25,
2 Tony Gallopin (Fr. / RadioShack-Leopard) 0:09,
3 Martin Elmiger (Switzerland. / IAM), 0:11.
 
Points classification:
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger. / Team Argos - Shimano) 16 points,
2 Peter SAGAN (SK / Cannondale) 15 points,
3 Tony Gallopin (Fr. / RadioShack-Leopard) 12 points.
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Sagan in the initial stage in Oman positioned at 32 place

Bratislava / Sultan Qaboos University (kor) - In the opening, slightly winding stage around Oman (162 km) off the coast of Al Musannah, the best result came from German Marcel Kittel of Team Argos - Shimano

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who won the final sprint with a lead of 4:04:59 before Italians David Appolloniom (AG2R La Mondiale) and Frenchman Nacer Bouhannim (Equipe Cycliste FDJ). Slovak rider Peter Sagan and Velits finished with the peloton: Velits in 30 position and Sagan followed closely in 32 place.

"The temperature in Oman during the stage was similar to Argentina, more than thirty degrees and today's stage was more or less flat, so it was easy going. From the get-go a pair broke-off (Bobbie Traksel and Kohei Uchima), they had a lead of about ten minutes, but gradually we pulled them in. The lead was mostly team Argos-Shimano, but others joined in and about fifteen kilometres to the finish the pack was together and preparing for the final sprint. Our team decided, pre race, to prepare for Eliovi Viviani to take the finish. In the last kilometres I was out front leading him out, but unfortunately it did not workout to a hundred percent and Elia finished in ninth position. I believe that tomorrows second stage will be better. Before the finish there's a small incline which could work for us" As commented by the 23-year old cyclist Peter Sagan on his website (petersagan.net).
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We can expect anything from Sagan expect anything, because he can win what he sets out to. Even the Tour de France

Bratislava (Pravda.sk) - He'll never say it out loud, but Peter Sagan can be the next Eddy Merckx of his generation with more flare to show off his victories. As noted by the website bicycling.com on the introduction of the Slovak cycling star.

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The young Slovak, according to the Web site, in the last two seasons has confirmed that he is capable of winning races of different profiles, just like the Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx did.

This year Sagan will concentrate on stage races Milan-San Remo, Tour of Flanders, and defend the green jersey on the centenary edition of the Tour de France. And once even maybe win this famous race. "If you find that it is in excess in relation to Sagans sprint specialization, the fellow team riders of the "Tourminator" at team Cannondale will remind you that you better not bet against him" reads the text on the bike site.
"I have never seen a competitor like him" as said by the Italian leader of the team, Ivan Basso. "And I think that no one else either. Expect anything from Sagan, because he wins what he wants. If he wins the TdF once, it wouldn't surprises me" added the two time winner of the Grand Tour race. Sagan is simply an "animal", which has not been seen in the sport for decades, if ever. "During his first three years in the pro tour peloton, the 22-year-old Slovak out-sprinted sprinters, beat climbers in the mountains and excelled in all that is in between" says the author of the text on bicycling.com.
"In the world there are allot of champions and a few legends. Peter once may be one of them" said Basso. If its to be done, Sagan would have to defend the TdF green jersey. But what about the yellow? "At the moment I am not thinking of what will be in five years. But maybe at one point I'll succeed," as said by the Slovak Express Peter Sagan.

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Sagan on his way to Oman

Bratislava / Al Musannah (kor) - The fourth annual event around Oman (Tour of Oman) next week promises exciting six stages.

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The premiere edition of this race was won by Swiss Fabian Cancellara, the second year was Dutchman Robert Gesink and last year it was Slovak rider Peter Velits, also scoring the green jersey in the competition was Peter Sagan of Slovakia, who around midnight on Friday flew from Vienna via Dubai to Oman.

In sunny Oman waited Zilina offspring not only athletic director Cannondale Pro Cycling Team Alberto Volpi, but seven passengers Elia Viviani, Maciej Bodnar, Guillaume Boivin, Alessandro De Marchi, Kristijan Koren, Daniele Ratto and Fabio Sabatini, most of whom competed at the event in Qatar in the past. "In Argentina, I had a good warmup, I had quite a positive debut, so now I will continue to work on this, so I can be prepared for the upcoming challenging races. Waiting for me in Oman are six stages, certainly in some of them I'll break through, but most importantly, I will be back racing in warm weather. Physically I feel absolutely fine and we will see what the next week will bring for me in Oman but, definitely want a win in any of stages" As was revealed by the 23-year old cyclist Peter Sagan of Cannodale Pro Cycling Team.
In Oman we can expect a decent gathering of leading world cyclists such as Sagan, Velits, Boonen, Kittel, Bouhanni, Nibali, Evans, Wiggins, Froom, Contador ...
Mondays program is the first stage (Al Musannah - Sultan Qaboos University), which measures 162 km in length.
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Peter Sagan has his first podium finish for 2013

Bratislava / Juan Koslay (sita + kor) - In Sunday's final seventh stage of the Tour de San Luis, which has led to the San Luis Huang Koslay and measured 154.7 km, 23-year old Peter Sagan achieved a 2nd place finish. The Cannondale team rider was only beat by the Italian Mattia Gavazzi.

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On Sunday, the peleton decided to sprint to the finish. The overall winner of the Tour de San Luis is a native of Argentine Daniel Díaz followed by Teja van Garderen of the USA and Alex Diniz of Brazil. Just behind the winning trio was Alberto Contador of Spain. Peter Sagans overall position in the tour is 83rd place, Martin Velits finished 134th. For both the Slovak riders Argentina was the introductory race for the calendar year 2013. Peter Sagan finished three stages in the top ten Twice finishing 5 on Sunday in second place.

 
"I think with a bit of luck I might even win ... Never mind, the win awaits in future races. Sunday's stage was fine, again it was very hot, but it was more or less a flat stage. In the beginning of the stage a small group broke out but we managed to pull them in and came together at the end. Well, the very end was pretty stressful, but also dangerous, fortunately it all worked out great, no falls, and ended great because I was able to get a medal position. The last three hundred meters was chaos which forced me onto the brakes. Luckily I was able to just take off and eventually finished in a nice second spot. Im happy with this first year's competition in warm Argentina, because I was fifth twice and second once. I came to South America, with the intent of getting my race legs back, which I was successful in next race in Oman awaits us," as Peter Sagan was quoted.
 
Results - 7 Stage (San Luis - Juan Koslay, 154.7 km):
1st Mattia Gavazzi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli 3:25:48 h,
2nd Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale Pro Cycling,
3rd Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar,
4th Maximiliano Richeze (ARG) Lampre-Merida,
5th Bartiomiej Matysiak (POL) CCC Polsat Polkowice,
6th Juan José Haedo (ARG) Jamis-Hagens Berman as the winner of all time, ...
119th Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +33 s
 
Final Ranking after 7 stage:
1st Daniel Diaz (ARG) San Luis Somos Todos 24:03:16 h,
2nd Teja van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing +33 s,
3rd Alex Diniz (BRA) Funvic Brasilinvest +39,
4th Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +1:02 min,
5th Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belis +1:47,
6th Mauro Santambrogio (ITA) Fantini Vini-Selle Italia +2:29 ...
83rd Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale Pro Cycling +39:58,
134th Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +57:07.
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In the 6th stage of the Tour de San Luis Peter Sagan finishes 104th

MERLO (Reuters) - Spaniard Alberto Contador has won Saturday's sixth stage of the Tour de San Luis, which was 156.6 kilometers in length and finished atop Mirador del Sol. The Spaniard in the service of Saxo-Tinkoff fought for the lead with Daniel Diaz and Alex Diniz, with whom made a breakaway at t

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Contador had a lead 200 meters before the finish, Díaz defended second and is still leading the overall race. Before the final stage the Argentine leads the Americans Tejayom van Garderen by 33 seconds. Slovak riders in difficult terrain lagged behind the leaders. Peter Sagan came to the finish 11:10 min after Contadora in 104th place, Martin Velits lost yet another 1:24 min.
"Saturday's stage was like the previous, had high temperatures, which affected power. On the first hill, the peloton split, but I was ahead. But then again it came together, riders pulled Saxo Bank team. On the last hill I was I finally arrived back in grupette that saved my energy. While I'm happy, with the first year's event in Argentina, I take it as preparation for future races. We'll see what the final stage brings ... It is important that I do not fall" as was conveyed by 23-year-old cyclist Peter Sagan, who had just celebrated his birthday on Saturday, said media manager Josef Korbel.
 
6th stage (Quines - Merlo / Mirador del Sol, 156.6 km):
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff 3:47:34 h
2 Daniel Diaz (ARG) San Luis Somos Todos
3 Alex Diniz (BRA) Funvic Brasilinvest both +2 s
4 Arnold Alcolea (Cuba)
5 Mauro Santambrogio (ITA) Vini-Selle Italia Fantini both +14 s
6 Teja van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing +18 s...
 
104th Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +11:10 min
147 Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +12:34
 
Order after 6 stage:
1 Daniel Diaz (ARG) San Luis Somos Todos 20:37:28 h,
2 Teja van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing +33 s
3 Alex Diniz (BRA) Funvic Brasilinvest +39
4 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +1:02 min
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belis +1:47
6 Mauro Santambrogio (ITA) Fantini Vini-Selle Italia +2:29 ...
 
85th Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +39:58
139th Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +57:07
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In the 5th stage Sagan finishes in the group

Bratislava / La Carolina (kor) - The fifth stage of the Tour de San Luis (Juan Koslay - La Carolina, 169.8 km) had a difficult finish when riders 17 km before the finish had to climb the nasty hill Cerro el Amago, which is 10.5 km long and a incline of 7.2%.

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The best finishers were local riders riders Emanuel Guevara - Daniel Diaz of Team of San Luis Somos Todos, who had studied the track perfectly. Finishing in the bronze spot was Colombian Miguel Rubiano of Androni Giocattoli with a loss of 1:17. Slovak riders Peter Sagan and Martin Velits took it easy in the end and finished in the 60-membered gruppette 21 minutes behind the leader. Saturday's program is the penultimate seventh stage of Quines to Merlo and measures 156.6 km.
 
Results 5th stage (Koslay Juan - La Carolina, 169.8 km)
1st. SAN LUIS GUEVARA Emanuel TODOS SOMOS 4h 17 '48''
2nd. DÍAZ Daniel SAN LUIS TODOS SOMOS + 00 '15''
3rd RUBIANO Miguel Androna Giocattoli + 01 '17''
6th Alberto Contador, Team Saxo-Tinkoff + 01 '21''
7th Van Garderen Teja BMC RACING TEAM + 01 '21''
8th Diniz Alex FUNVIC BRASILINVEST + 01 '21''
 
89th Martin Velits OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP + 20 '59''
 
117th SAGAN Peter CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING + 20 '59''
 
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In the time trail Peter Sagan finishes in 45th place.

SAN LUIS (sita) Canadian rider Svein Tuft confirmed his time trail skills and won the 4th stage, in the Tour de San Luis in Argentina, which was a 19.2 km time trial around San Luis.

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The team rider from Orica GreenEdge triumphed by a margin of seven seconds over Leandro Messineo from Argentina. Third to finish was Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski with a delay of 11 seconds, who also became the new overall race leader. Slovak Martin Velits rode against the clock and came in at 38th place, Peter Sagan classified in 45th position.
 
Results - Stage 4 (San Luis - San Luis time trial 19.2 km):
1 Svein Tuft (CAN) Orica GreenEdge 22:14 h
2 Leandro Messineo (USA) San Luis Somos Todos +7 s
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +11
4 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana +14
5 Adriano Malory (Ita) Lampre-Merida +19
6 Jorge Giacinto (USA) San Luis Somos Todos +26 ...
 
38th Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +1:50 min
45 Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +2:02
 
Order after 4th stage:
1 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 12:30:37 h
2 Teja van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing +23 sec
3 Jürgen van den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belis +42
4 Alex Diniz (BRA) Funvic Brasilinvest +45 s
5 Bart de Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belis +54
6 Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo-Tinkoff +1:10 ...
 
64th Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +7:51 min
136 Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-QuickStep +23:48
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Sagan: I don't want to think about not winning a Classic

Slovak chases first big spring victory in 2013

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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) has only one objective before this year's Tour de France, to win a Spring Classic. Any one will do, although it doesn't take long before he pinpoints Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders and Amstel Gold Race as the events most suited to his characteristics as a rider. Currently competing at the Tour de San Luis, journalists are queuing up to talk to the Cannondale rider and his mantra is crystal clear.

"I'm not thinking about three or four years down the line or what I can achieve later in my career. Right now it's all about the Classics, and I don't want to think about not winning," Sagan told Cyclingnews.

"This race is good preparation for me and my season. I'm getting in the kilometres and it's all about objectives for later in the season. I'm checking out who else is going well but I'll head to Oman and then Tirreno and San Remo. That's when I want to peak, for the Classics because they're the biggest objectives for me."

Cannondale lost Vinenzo Nibali to Astana, but the move has created more room for Sagan to flourish. Last year, he was a major player in a number of the one-day spring races, but at times he lacked the poise and experience but with another year under his belt, and a team more focused on supporting his ambitions his focus is clear.

"Last year I was always on the front in those races, and I was a contender but I just couldn't find that right mix to get a win," he said.

“We have a good team at Cannondale, a strong team. Maybe last year the preparation was centred more around the Giro [d'Italia] and the Tour [de France], maybe. But we have Fabio Sabatini, Haedo, Bodnar, and I also think that Mauro Da Dalto is a good rider for the Classics as well."

With more experience, Sagan is as close to the full-package as it comes when compared to the best one-day riders in the world. A punchy sprint, the spring to attack on the climbs and the stamina to last in races over 260 kilometres. He won on 16 occasions last year too - more than Mark Cavendish, Tom Boonen, and Marcel Kittel - but this year Sagan would put all those numbers aside for a Classic and with so many strings to his bow the biggest dilemma could come down to how he plays his cards.

"I don't know what situation suits me the best," he replied when asked if a sprint in San Remo would suit him better than a small break.

"It could be a sprint but then you could be off the front with one rider. If I'm in the battle for the win I'll just have to assess the situation as best I can and make decision from there. Look at last year, my old teammate Vincenzo Nibali was off the front so there wasn't much I could do. I wasn't about to hit the front and chase him down. Then at Flanders last year I was unlucky because I had bad luck at key points. Last year I think I took a big step and gained a lot of experience, so now it's about taking that forward.

"Maybe I just need to get that first win. The first victory in the Classics is perhaps the hardest because it a psychological race as well as a physical one."

If Sagan is to claim his first Classic, he will have to take Omega Pharma-QuickStep head on. After a couple of inconsistent seasons the Belgian team were dominant in 2012, with Tom Boonen winning Flanders, Roubaix and Gent-Wevelgem. Terpstra chipped in with Dwars Vlaanderen and Sylvain Chavanel also chimed in with the overall at De panne for good measure.

It could have all been so different had QuickStep followed up on initial interest in Sagan when he was a junior. QuickStep's manager Patrick Lefevere called the Slovak in for testing but passed up the opportunity to sign him.

"They looked at me when I was a junior. I was really young and did some tests for them. They wanted me to race in the younger categories for a while longer but then Liquigas came and asked me to test and train with them. I was riding on the road and in mountain biking, but after one year of that Liquigas gave me a contract. Lefevere did test me, that's true, we just did a power test and heart rate."

At QuickStep's team presentation last week Boonen pinpointed Sagan as one his most dangerous rivals. The two both ride aggressively, can sprint, and have teams devoted to their cause. Along with Fabian Cancellara they'll start the Spring Classics as the predicted favourites. When asked if he or Boonen has the more lethal sprint, Sagan wisely pointed out that each race is different and that form is never permanent within sport.

"It depends on the race, the conditions, who has better form and how the race plays out. It's hard to say, because after 260 kilometres each race is different, maybe Boonen has better support one day, maybe I do. Two years ago Gilbert was flying up the steep climbs and the journalists were asking who was better, me or Gilbert. Then he wasn't that strong at the start of the next season. My point is, is that every race is different and hard to predict."

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Peter Sagan came finished 69th in the 3rd stage.

MIRADOR DEL Potrero (sita + kor) - Brazilian Alex Diniz of Funvic Brasilinvest team won thanks to the final push at the finish in the climb of the 3rd stage of the Tour de San Luis, which measured 173.1 km, starting from La Punta to Mirador del Potrero.

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Drinz, the 27 year old cyclist, who in 2009 to 2011 had a disciplinary distance for the use of EPO, is the new leader in the event. He won by a margin of 24 seconds ahead of Mauro Santambrogio of Italy and Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski. The final results are the same. In the difficult mountainous Peter Sagan finished with a loss of 7:51 min at 69th place. Martin Velits led the winner of the first stage Mark Cavendish to a 107th position finish with a lose of more than 21 minutes. However, today's stage did not go down well with several riders, but it was the first day in the mountain this season. With a great time laps greats like Petacchi, Cavendish or Hushovd came into the finish.
"Today was very hot, but everything else was fine. I came to the finish in a small group. I didn't crash, but my team mate from Cannondale Michel Koch did, I hope he will be okay," noted Slovak rider Peter Sagan. Tomorrows schedule is for the individual time trial which will be 19.2 km long.
 
3rd Stage (La Punta - Mirador del Potrero, 173.1 km)
 
1st Alex Diniz (BRA) 4:29:36 Brasilinvest Funvic,
2nd Mauro Santambrogio (ITA) Vini Fantini,
3rd Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step two +24 s,
4th Bart de Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belis,
5th Teja van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing
6th Jürgen van den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belis all +25,
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69th Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale +7:51 min,
107th Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-QuickStep +21:05
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In the second stage of Tour de San Luis Sagan finishes 5th

TERRAZA DEL PORTEZUELO (kor) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan finished the second stage of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina with a solid 5th place finish. After 171.4 km from Tilisaraoy to Terraza del Portezuelo the battle was won by Italian Sacha Modolo. On the home stretch with a low gradient second

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Third spot was Australian Leigh Howard, beating Sagan was also Belgian Jens DeBusschere. The second Slovak, Martin Velits, came to the finish 2:43 min later, with a finish in 151st place. In the overall standings leader Cavendish was replaced by Modolo in lead classification. Peter Sagan is in a firm fifth position without time loss on the Italian. Martin Velits is still 153rd place.
"In the second stage, I repeated my finish when I came across the line in fifth place. Doesn't matter. I think that the first race this year is easy going, Im just starting to get going after the December and January, preparations and training's. Today's stage was similar to the first, break of a group which we caught up with. It was really hot again, but we survived it and finished slightly on the edge. The final sprint was an uphill bit, which suits me well, but Im still missing the racing in my legs, so the last few meters I cramped up a bit" Commented Peter Sagan riding under the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team.

Results - 2 stage (Tilisarao - Terraza del Portezuelo, 171.4 km):
1. Sacha Modolo (ITA) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 3:50:08 h,
2. Mark Cavendish (Great Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
3. Leigh Howard (AUS) Orica GreenEdge,
4. Jens DeBusschere (Bel) Lotto Belis,
5. Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale Pro Cycling,
6. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre Merida all the same time ...
151.st Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +2:43 min

Order after 2 stage:
1. Sacha Modolo (ITA) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 7:38:12 h,
2. Mark Cavendish (Great Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
3. Leigh Howard (AUS) Orica GreenEdge,
4. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre Merida,
5. Peter Sagan (SR) Cannondale Pro Cycling,
6. Lasca Francesco (ITA) Caja Rural all the same time ...
153rd Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step +2:43 min

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Tour de San Luis: Sagan started the year with a 5th place finish.

SAN LUIS (kor) - Slovak rider Peter Sagan, Cannondale Pro Cycling Team, finished in Monday's first stage of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina, with a fantastic 5th place. The collective sprint finish of the 164 km long stage, was dominated by British sprinter serving under the Omega Pharma-QuickStep

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Sagan out-rode the Italians Sacha Modolo and Alessandro Petacchi and, Australian Leigh Howard. Within the peleton Martin Velits, who helped Cavendish to his win, finished with a 114 stage position. Monday's weather on the stage was marked with occasional rainfall, riders from team Omega Pharma-QuickStep and Cannondale worked at the front of the peleton from the beginning. It was clear that a sprint finish would decide the winner. For Peter Sagan and Martin Velits it was the premiere of the new season. Zilina Cycling Club protégé Peter Sagan commented the first stage "I was ready for the first race of the season and the ride went well, I felt good. Eight riders broke off in the early part of the stage, then the group split and the peleton chased them down for the hole time. Finally it all came together and came down to a final sprint. It was quite dangerous because of the number of riders because it was the first race and we all wanted to be at front. In the end it finished quite well and I crossed the line fifth. We will see what the next stages bring ... " The second stage is on Tuesday starting in Tilisarao Terraza del Portezuelo with a ridding distance of 171.4 km.
 
Results - Tour de San Luis, 1 Stage (San Luis - Villa Mercedes, 164 km):
1st Mark Cavendish (Great Britain.) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3:48:04
2nd Sacha Modolo (ITA) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
3rd Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
4th Leigh Howard (AUS) Orica GreenEdge
5th PETER SAGAN (SR) Cannondale Pro Cycling
6th Andriato Rafael (BRA) Vini-Selle Italia Fantini
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114th Martin Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-QuickStep Overall time winner
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Juraj Sagan on 32nd place according to Adelaide criteria

Bratislava/Adelaide (kor) - German cyclist Andre Greipel won the prelude of the race Tour Down Under in Australia's Adelaide area, where he overtook home cyclist Matthew Goss and New Zealander Gregory Henderson in the finish. The Slovak riders also haven't missed the circuit in the city Rymill Park

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,,The first few days in Australia we felt the time difference, but we gradually adapted. Even the weather played its role.

Two days ago it was about 40 degrees here but on the second day the temperature dropped to twenty, so my body got its load too ... And today's test? It was pretty good. 

The challenge was to achieve the spurt of the peloton, which was eventually managed. In the end I tried to stay as far forward as I could. The last laps were hellish for me because I don´t have such speed but I kept up till the end. In the following stages I would try my luck because you never know when it strikes. For the total order we have designated in our team home rider Cameron Wurf but in spurts we are free. Tomorrow we have a light training program with amateur cyclists which is organized by our team Cannondale and on Tuesday the Tour Down Under race starts fully," said 24-year old cyclist of Cannondale Pro Cycling Juraj Sagan, whom came to encourage also Slovak fans.

Results - Adelaide criteria (51 km): 1. André Greipel (Nem.) Lotto Belisol 1:04:00 h, 2. Matthew Harley Goss (Aus.) Orica GreenEdge, 3. Gregory Henderson (N. Zél.) Lotto Belisol, 4. Boy Van Poppel (Hol.) Vacansoleil-DCM, 5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nór.) Sky, 6. Davide Cimoali (Tal.) Lampre-Merida, ... 32. Juraj Sagan (SR) Cannondale, 51. Peter Velits (SR) Omega Pharma-QuickStep all had same time as the winners.

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Peter Sagan again as Forrest Gump

BRATISLAVA / LOS ANGELES - On Monday, Slovak rider Peter Sagan flew from Los Angeles to Argentina, where the initial 164 km long stage of the 7th year of the Tour de San Luis starts on 21st January. Our best cyclist spent five days in the USA, where he was preparing under ideal conditions for hist f

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PETER SAGAN nielen o pobyte v Kalifornii, tímovej prezentácii, ale aj o vrcholoch v sezóne

 


Peter Sagan si zahral Forresta Gumpa aj vo videoklipe svojho tímu (Reuters)
O dňoch strávených za „veľkou mlákou“ nám povedal: „Pre mňa bol pobyt v Kalifornii veľmi dôležitý. Pripravovali sme sa v teple. V ideálnych podmienkach, objemovo sme určite splnili to, čo sme si predsavzali a čo sme pred prvými pretekmi potrebovali. Prvé dni sme často trénovali s miestnymi amatérmi, ktorí dôverne poznali cesty v okolí mesta, najmä tie vedľajšie, kde sa dalo jazdiť a nebola tam taká premávka áut. Po intenzívnych tréningoch sme mali deň odpočinku, ktorý sme strávili rôznymi aktivitami. Boli sme aj v Anaheime na crosse, bolo to niečo úchvatné. Po tomto podujatí sme zostali v Anaheime, dopriali sme si grilovačku. A práve tam vznikla humorná situácia s policajtom, z ktorej fotografie obleteli svet. Policajt prišiel k nám na parkovisko, chcel sa s nami fotiť a chalani ma podpichli, aby sme zinscenovali zatknutie. Bola to humorná situácia, ktorá, podľa ohlasov na internete, pobavila všetkých cyklistických priaznivcov.“

Pobyt v Los Angeles, to však neboli len hodiny strávené na sedadle pretekárskeho bicykla. „Program sme mali naozaj veľmi nabitý. Trénovali sme predpoludním, popoludní sme absolvovali rôzne rozhovory, nakrúcania, bolo toho neúrekom, často to bolo aj únavné, ale páčilo sa mi to. V sobotu to všetko vyvrcholilo prezentáciou tímu vo filmovom štúdiu Paramount. Američania to pripravili naozaj skvele, sála bola nabitá do posledného miesta, okrem iných v nej bola aj päťdesiatka novinárov z celého sveta. Boli sme akoby v kolotoči, spolu s Ivanom Bassom, Eliom Vivianim a Morenom Moserom sme absolvovali množstvo rozhovorov.“

Podľa fotografií z tejto prezentácie musel Peter napodobniť aj svoje víťazné gestá z Tour de France 2012. „Všetci boli zvedaví najmä na Hulka. Ale ešte predtým sme pre Cannondale natáčali videá a v jednom z nich ma chceli v póze Forresta Gumpa. Scenár tohto videa bol vynikajúci, mal hlavu aj pätu a myslím si, že to bol super nápad. Doteraz nikdy som takúto tímovú prezentáciu neabsolvoval.“

 

Na prezentácii si Peter Sagan všimol aj niekoľko zaujímavých osobností. „Američania si potrpia, aby sa aj na takýchto podujatiach zúčastnili aj známe tváre, najmä herci. Viacerých z nich nám potom aj predstavili. Napríklad Eriku Christensenovú, Shemara Moora, Joea Mantegnu a aj viacerých ďalších.“

Najväčšiu pozornosť venoval moderátor Petrovi Saganovi a Ivanovi Bassovi. Čo ho najviac zaujímalo v prípade úspešného Slováka? „Otázky boli skôr také všeobecné. Aké mám zázemie v tíme, čo chcem dosiahnuť v tejto sezóne, na ktoré vrcholy sa budem zameriavať...“

Odprezentovaný bol aj nový tímový dres, na ktorom Petrovi Saganovi pribudla aj slovenská majstrovská trikolóra. „Farby sa príliš nezmenili, prevláda zelená, mne osobne sa nový dres celkom páči.“

Hoci bezprostrední spolupracovníci cyklistov – športoví riaditelia, maséri a mechanici – zostali prakticky tí istí ako v minulosti, keď bol hlavným sponzorom Liquigas, predsa len časť vrcholového manažmentu je nová. Tvoria ju Američania z prostredia Cannondale. Žiadnu veľkú zmenu to vraj do tímu neprinieslo. „Spoločnosť Cannondale bola jedným z hlavných partnerov aj vlani, s väčšinou ľudí sa dobre poznáme a správajú sa k nám ústretovo, takže sa vlastne nič ani nezmenilo.“

Prvý pretekársky štart v novej sezóne čaká Petra Sagana na budúci týždeň premiérovo v Argentíne. V južnej Amerike ešte priaznivci cyklistiky nemali možnosť vidieť jeho famózne špurty. „Teším sa najmä na to, že budeme jazdiť v teple, v ideálnych klimatických podmienkach. Rád by som začal sezónu úspešne, ale o víťazstvách zatiaľ nechcem nič hovoriť, aby som to nezakríkol.“

Potom prídu na rad preteky v Ománe, kde vlani vyhral jednu etapu a sezóna sa rozbehne naplno. „Potom už prídu štarty v Európe. Predstavím sa na Strade Bianchi, Tirreno – Adriatico, Miláno – San Remo a nasledovať budú ďalšie klasiky v Belgicku a Holandsku.“


Práve na úspech v klasikách sa bude sústreďovať talentovaný Žilinčan. „Už by som rád konečne niektorý z nich vyhral. Blízko k úspechom som mal aj vlani, ale vždy chýbal kúsok, aby som mohol zdvihnúť ako najrýchlejší ruky nad hlavu. Verím, že to príde, rád by som uspel buď v Taliansku na pretekoch Miláno – San Remo alebo v Belgicku na Okolo Flámska, prípadne v Holandsku na Amstel Gold Race. Ale vrcholom bude určite obhajoba zeleného trička na Tour de France. Tím mi určil súťažný program. Vyzerá celkom dobre, bude zameraný nielen na možnosť uspieť v klasikách, ale aj na obhajobu minuloročných etapových prvenstiev v Kalifornii a Švajčiarsku. Som spokojný, verím, že rovnako budem aj po sezóne.“

SAGANOVÉ VRCHOLY 2013

Po prezentácii oznámil tím Cannondale Pro Cycling program jednotlivých pretekárov, z ktorého je jasné, že dvaja najväčší lídri Peter Sagan a Ivan Basso sa na významných pretekoch v sezóne 2013 nestretnú. A aké vrcholy čakajú Slováka Petra Sagana v tomto súťažnom ročníku?

TIRRENO – ADRIATICO
MILÁNO – SAN REMO
GENT – WEVELGEM
OKOLO FLÁMSKA
AMSTEL GOLD RACE
OKOLO KALIFORNIE
OKOLO ŠVAJČIARSKA
TOUR DE FRANCE
USA PRO CHALLENGE

 

Zdroj: Denník Šport, Ľudovít Lučanič+youtube.com, Reuters+youtube.com

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The best Slovak cyclist arrested in California

Peter Sagan´s detention was a part of the entertainment of members of the Italian team Cannondale during the concentration training in California. The photos appeared immediately on social networks.

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ANAHEIM January 7th - Slovak rider Peter Sagan was arrested during the concentration training in California.

Detention was not real as it happened only as a part of the entertainment of members of the Italian team Cannondale.

A member of the Anaheim police set Sagan free of the handcuffs shortly afterwards. The photos appeared immediately on social networks Twitter and Facebook, with Peter Sagan smiling widely.

"Peter likes any fun. Photos were taken during a barbecue, when members of Cannondale made up a fictive arrest. Besides the racing, Peter is for any kind of fun. However, during competition he becomes a serious and focused man," said cyclist´s media manager Joseph Korbel.

Peter Sagan traveled overseas on January 2nd.  His team Cannondale, which went through some serious changes in previous weeks, awaits a presentation on January 12th in Los Angeles. From USA Sagan will head to Argentina, where he is starting on January 21st his first competitive start of the season. Till January 27th Sagan will present himself on Tour de San Luis and then on an event in Oman.

 

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Peter Sagan the second most successful cyclist of 2012

BRATISLAVA - Slovak rider Peter Sagan is the second most successful racer of 2012. In the previous twelve months he won 16 races at the elite level.

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Winner of the Golden Pedal 2012 and the second most successful athlete of 2012 in Slovakia, won 16 races in the previous twelve months at the elite level. German racer André Greipel achieved three more. The other winners are Mark Cavendish with 15 triumphs, Tom Boonen and Marcel Kittel (13).

The best rider in the ratio of the quantity and quality of successe is the winner of Tour de France Bradley Wiggins, who reached a total of 12 triumphs in 2012. Joaquím Rodríguez, the winner of UCI world evaluations, enjoyed ten wins.

Greipel is one of the most successful sprinters in the world peloton. From January's Tour Down Under he won at least one race each month, except in March.

Sagan had a great season, especially the first half. At Tour de California he achieved five victories, four on Tour de Suisse and three on Tour de France. He added one stage wins on Tour de Oman, Tirreno - Adriatico, Three Days of De Panne and the Slovak championship.

The most successful teams were Sky and Omega Pharma-Quick Step, having reached 51 triumphs. In the Belgian team Omega Pharma-Quick Step participated also Peter Velits.

Information published by web cyclingnews.com.

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Peter Sagan confirmed his lead from the previous year at the Golden Pedal poll

Peter Sagan (22) became the Cyclist of the Year 2012 winning the annual evaluation of the Slovak union of cycling for the third time in his career. David Zverko became the talent of the year.

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Cyclist form Žilina, Peter Sagan, defended the lead from last year's Golden Pedal poll and won the overall annual evaluation of the Slovak union of cycling for the third time in his career. Previously he won the award in 2008, when he became also the talent of the season as the year before. In this year's poll Sagan triumphed over brothers Peter and Martin Velits. The talent of the year became David Zverko, who won the poll also a year ago.

At the gala event in Holiday Inn Bratislava was also announced the Slovak Miss of cycling, the mountain biker Lívia Hanesová. Alica Vinczeová ended at the 2nd place, Alžbeta Pavlendová was third.

Award for the Outstanding performance of the year received mountain biker Filip Polc for his achievements in urban downhill races in Bogota and La Paz. Award for fair play was given to Robert Bartko (Master Team Trnava) and Martin Kostelničák (Greenbike Reall Racing Team). Bartko rescued cyclist Ladislav Duboš by providing him first aid and calling an ambulance, when Duboš fell unconscious during training.

Kostelničák held a leading position during MTB Marathon in Bratislava. Shortly before final line he saw a lying body of a cyclist next to the track, whom he provided first aid regardless of how the race would end up for him. The award for a lifelong contribution to Slovak cycling was awarded to Jan Glajza, a former top competitor and coach of Locomotive Start Poprad. He trained his son Ondrej, who achieved the title of junior and amateur world champion in cyclocross.

Part of the Golden Pedal event was the evaluation of the best cyclists in various sectors. Peter Sagan became the best road cyclist. Sagan had a successful season in the Liquigas-Cannondale jersey ending at the eighth place of UCI world ranking. At Tour de France he won three stages and the green jersey, at Tour of California he won five stages and four at Tour de Suisse. He was also successful on the race around Oman and Tirreno - Adriatico.

"Season 2012 was beyond my expectations. I struggled at the Olympics and World Championship, where I wanted to achieve better results, but I won the green jersey competition and scored three stages at Tour de France. Only one racer achieved this at my age. I look back at what I have achieved. I had many positive moments this year," said Peter Sagan.

Sagan´s team Cannondale was built upon the former Liquigas-Cannondale. "Not much has changed, management and implementation teams remained the same. Probably, only the jerseys would change. My role in the team remains also the same. This season I was already one of the leaders and it won´t change in the next season," said Sagan.

David Zverko became the talent of the year. Cyclist of SVS - CK Žiar nad Hronom was awarded the price especially for winning the Race Youth Peace 2012.

Sagan won also the title Road cyclist of the year at Friday's ceremony. Alžbeta Pavlendová won in the track cycling category, in mountain cycling the price was shared among Lami Francis (cross country) and Marek Peško (downhill), Martin Haring (CK Banská Bystrica) dominated in cyclocross.

Golden Pedal 2012: 1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas Cannondale) 138 points, 2. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) 91, 3. Martin Velits (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) 42

 

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Sagan names Milan-San Remo as his first goal of 2013

Slovakian heads to Los Angeles for January training and is confident of another double-digit season. Sagan named Milan-San Remo race to be his first goal of season 2013.

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Peter Sagan has confirmed that Milan-San Remo will be the first goal of his 2013 season but the talented Slovakian will miss Paris-Roubaix and the world road race championships in Florence.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport from his home in Zilina before heading to Los Angeles for some warm weather training and the Team Cannondale official presentation on January 13, the prodigious Slovakian is confident of another double-digit season. Since turning professional in 2010, Sagan has won 36 races and dominated the green points jersey competition at the 2012 Tour de France, winning three stages along the way.

He is often compared to Eddy Merckx and seems to have the same hunger, ability and self-confidence. "I like it (being compared to Merckx)," he told Gazzetta. "It`s difficult to say who is my biggest rival. I`m suited to lots of different kinds of finishes and so I`m always up against different rivals. But I can beat them all."

Sagan will travel to Argentina for the Tour de San Luis after the Team Cannondale presentation, celebrating his 23rd birthday during the race, on January 26. "It`s a real race, it`ll be a big battle with Boonen," he predicted. "After that I`ll ride the Tour of Oman, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Ghent-Wevelgem and the Amstel Gold Race."

"Milan-Sanremo is my first goal because it`s the first Classic, while Flanders and Roubaix are the races I dream about winning. I`d love to win the world title one year too but the course in Florence is too tough for me this time."

Surprisingly, despite being a former Junior world mountain bike world champion, Sagan is unlikely to ride Paris-Roubaix in 2013 according to Gazzetta dello Sport, due to his position on the bike. He sits high and forward, meaning his centre of gravity makes his bounce and often loses control of his bike on the pave. He is expected to gradually change his position on the bike, but not before the spring.

"I`ve got to continue to develop and mature. I`ve got to become stronger in every type of race. It`s easy to say I`ve got to improve on the climbs but I`ve also got to good in sprints too," he explained. "I`ve been doing more or less the same things for three years. I`ve always improved and so I don`t want to change too much for now."

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Athlete of the Year 2012: The stars of the evening were a cleaning lady and the second Sagan

20th anniversary Gala event in the history of independent Slovakia was held in the end of the world style. Mayan civilization was represented by an actor Peter Marcin in the role of a shaman. Peter Sagan was the star of the night.

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They all tried as well as they could. But the sport is also about luck and not everyone is so successful. Competition is great and getting to the absolute world top is really hard.
Before the individual athletes were awarded, the prices were given the most successful teams. The bronze for 2012 went to our quadruple kayak, hockey players of Slovan Bratislava won the second place. The price for the best team was obviously awarded to Slovak national hockey representation, which won the silver at World championship in Helsinki.

Among the top ten most successful individuals were tennis player Martin Kližan, skier Veronika Zuzulova-Velez, hockey player Miro Šatan, goalkeeper Ján Laco, hockey player Zdeno Chára, water slalom racer Michal Martikan, brothers Peter and Pavol Hochschorner, skeet shooter Danka Barteková.

The second place won cyclist Peter Sagan, who missed only 32 points to overall victory. However, he was in a great mood and greeted the audience in Italian. Then he also showed his talent for rap. Well, finally came the time for which all waited the whole evening. Zuzana Štefečeková won the first place as she brought the silver from London Olympics.

Legendary football player Jozef Adamec was announced to the hall of fame. Her few seconds of fame experienced Mrs. Vlasta, who received a great applause while cleaning the podium.

Swimmer Martina Moravcova publicly confirmed the end of her career. Assisted by our colleague Monika Jurigová, they both awarded Peter Sagan, who received the Audience Award. This confirmed his extraordinary popularity, since he won even our online voting.

In conclusion Peter Sagan was surprisingly crowned and seated in the king's seat – the golden bicycle.

Maybe it was a sign that the next year he would be the best one.

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  • 2013

    23-year-old Peter Sagan had a successful 2013. No wonder, as he won a total of  22 stages in the season . In addition, the Cannondale ProCycling rider finished second ten times and third five times. The rider from Zilina dominated the number of podium wins in 2013 and none of the other riders came close to that .

    Sagan also won a stage at this year's Tour de France , but most importantly he defended his green jersey for the winner of the points competition, in the centenary edition of the most famous and prestigious cycling race in the world . He wore it from the start and kept it till the end. He also became king of the sprinters in the Tour de Suisse and also in overseas events, such as the Amgen Tour of California, the Tour of Alberta and the U.S.

    Pro Cycling Challenge, where he won four of the seven stages. In the joint Championship of Czech and Slovak cyclists in Dubnica nad Vahom he easily defended his home title in the mass start race. In 2013, he dominated the Gent-Wevelgem race, the Brabant Arrow, the Three days Panne - Koksijde race and added a second place in the Tour de Flanders, in E3 Harelbeke, in Milan-San Remo and in Strade Bianche. Sagan winning two stages in the rain at the Tirreno-Adriatico race will also be memorable. One of Sagan's greatest achievements this season is not associated with a victory or good 

    placing in the top three races. In September, at the World Championships in Florence, Italy in the men's elite race, he fought heroically for 272 km and, after almost seven and a half hours on the saddle of his bicycle, in unpleasantly rainy weather, he finished in the very satisfying sixth place . 

    At the end of the year he scored greatly in polls. First, he won the Sportsman of the Year 2013 poll, in front of hockey player Marian Hossa and skier Veronica Velez - Zuzulová . Just before the year finished, he also triumphed in the traditional Cyclist of the Year poll.

  • 2012

    He began the season in good form, winning a stage and the points classification in the Tour of Oman. Sagan won Stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico and also played a key role in helping Vincenzo Nibali win the event overall. Sagan's good form continued into the classics season, with fourth place in Milan-San Remo, second in Gent-Wevelgem, a stage victory in Three Days of De Panne, fifth in the Tour of Flanders and third in the Amstel Gold Race.

    On the first stage of the Tour of California, Sagan had a puncture with 7 kilometers to go. He worked his way back to the bunch and avoided a crash that occurred with 3 kilometers left in the race. His team-mate Daniel Oss piloted him in the last few kilometers, and Sagan out sprinted his rivals, taking the stage win.The very next day, he won again on stage 2, in Santa Cruz. After suffering a crash in the Empire Grade climb, he got back on and his team dragged him to the last corner of the race, a right bend with the finish line only a couple hundred meters away. Sagan was first out of the corner and accelerated to the finish, taking his second victory in a row. On the third stage, Sagan took his third consecutive victory by a very slim margin over Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Barracuda) for the third time in a row. He would go on to win again on the fourth stage in a bunch finish.

    After the dust settled on the Tour, Sagan had five stage wins, including the eighth and final stage in Los Angeles and the points jersey, shattering the previous record of Tour of California stage wins with a cumulative of eight stages, the previous mark attained by Levi Leipheimer of the Omega Pharma-Quick Step squad with six. He was also awarded for his performance with the sprinter's jersey.

     

    Sagan demonstrated good form once again in the World Tour classified Tour de Suisse by winning four stages and the points classification jersey. He kicked things off with a somewhat surprising win in the opening prologue, besting local favorite and time trial specialist Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan) by 4 seconds over the 7.3 km (4.5 mi) course. The second stage was not suited for him since it was a mountainous affair, but he did prevail on stage 3, in a thrilling finish where the bunch caught the final two escapees inside the final kilometer. The asphalt was wet with rain and Sagan's foot came out of his pedal in one of the last bend, but he managed to stay upright and pass Orica-GreenEDGE's Baden Cooke before the line, arms in the air and wearing the white jersey awarded to the best sprinter. The very next day, he took his third victory in four days, once again in rainy conditions. With about 350 meters to go, Marcus Burghardt of BMC Racing Team launched a sprint for the finish line. Sagan jumped out of his teammate's wheel to get into Burghardt's slipstream and sailed past him to take the win. He thanked his team for their efforts afterward, especially Moreno Moser, who "shut down every attack at the end of the race, letting me do the sprint I wanted; big thanks to Moreno and I hope I can return the favour soon." The next win came on stage 6, the last stage of the Tour which was suited to the sprinters. The final kilometers in Bischofszell were filled with urban obstacles such as roundabouts and sharp bends, and Sagan stayed with the head of the bunch. With 200 meters to go, Sagan took a left bend with a small patch of cobbles in it at full speed. He scraped the barriers as he came out of the corner with Orica-GreenEDGE's Michael Albasini on his left, and sprinted his way to victory. When asked about the seemingly close call he had in the aforementioned turn, the Slovak answered: "The finishes in the Tour de Suisse are never straight so you need to invent something to find some space.

     

    Prior to the Tour, Sagan made a bet with Liquigas president Paolo Zani. If Sagan was able to win two stages and the green jersey, Zani would have to buy a Porsche car for him. Sagan started the Tour by finishing in 53rd place on the Prologue after losing some time in the corners. He won the first stage in Seraing atop a small climb after breaking away with a little more than a kilometre to go with Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan) and out sprinting him and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky).

    At the 2012 Tour de France, Peter won the Green Jersey as well as 3 stages

    According to Sagan's SRM file, in the final 1.5 km when Cancellara initiated the move, Sagan ramped up his cadence to over 120rpm to stay with him and averaged 493 watts of power in the last 2 minutes 20 seconds of the race. His power output surged to 1,236 watts in the finale, averaging 970 watts in the last 200 metres. On Stage 3, he came atop the final Category 4 climb in Boulogne-sur-Mer sprinting away and leaving the field behind. As he crossed the finish line, which was situated at the end of the 700 meters slope, he made a gesture imitating the run of Forrest Gump.  He won again on Stage 6, which had a course suited for a bunch sprint and finished in Metz. He beat pure sprinters Andre Greipel of Lotto-Belisol and Matthew Goss of the Orica-GreenEDGE squad by a little more than a bike length. He finished the Tour with 3 stage wins and the green jersey, also earning the "most combative" rider award on the mountainous Stage 14. He won a Porsche since he made a bet with the Liquigas management that he could win 2 stages and the points classification.

  • 2011

    Sagan was set to continue in 2011 with the same team, now renamed Liquigas-Cannondale. At a team training camp in December 2010, Sagan said that his first goal for the 2011 season would be Milan San Remo.

    After beginning his season with some solid placings in a couple of Italian one-day races, Sagan really got his season going at the Giro di Sardegna. He won 3 of the 5 stages in the race, and won both the overall and the points classification, narrowly hanging on to beat Jose Serpa by 3 seconds in the general classification.

    During the Tour of California, he won stage 5 on his way to a win in the points classification for the second straight year at this event.

    In June he took part in the Tour de Suisse starting off with a third place in the opening prologue. He then won a mountain stage 3, showing his versatility, when he caught Damiano Cunego on the descent of Grosse Scheidegg and then outsprinted him in the dash to the finish line. Sagan managed two other podium placings in the flat stages with an uphill sprint finish before winning stage 8 in another bunch sprint. This victory was enough to secure another points jersey for the young Slovak rider.

    He rode the Tour de Pologne as a preparation for the Vuelta. He took the leader's jersey after winning stage 4 and then he also won stage 5. Although he lost the jersey to Daniel Martin after a difficult finish of stage 6, he managed to regain it on the final day of the race thanks to bonus seconds for intermediate sprint and a second place on the stage. He also claimed the points classification.

    Sagan targeted the Vuelta a España as his first Grand Tour appearance. He did not disappoint, earning 3 stage wins in the process. On stage 6, he caused a split in the small lead group by leading them down the final descent crouched on his bike in an effort to gain maximum speed. Three team-mates survived his onslaught, plus the heavily outnumbered Pablo Lastras Garcia (Movistar Team) and Sagan went on to win the sprint. He also won stage 12 in a sprint conclusion. His next objective was the final stage in Madrid, which he won thanks to a very narrow margin to rivals Daniele Bennati and Alessandro Petacchi.

  • 2010

    Liquigas nominated Sagan for his first Pro Tour road race Tour Down Under in January 2010 at the age of 19. He was involved in a crash during the second stage but kept riding with 17 stitches on his arm and left thigh. In the queen stage to Willunga he joined an attack over the last climb with Cadel Evans, Alejandro Valverde and Luis León Sánchez. The four fought to hold off the sprinters' group over the next 20 kilometers, with Sánchez taking the win.

    Sagan won his first and second Pro Tour stages during the 2010 Paris–Nice road race. Sagan was not initially nominated for the race, but joined the team after his team mate Maciej Bodnar broke his collarbone. His first stage win was gained on 10 March 2010, when Sagan joined a move initiated by Nicolas Roche on the final climb of the third stage into Aurillac and out-sprinted Roche and Joaquim Rodríguez for the stage win. This stage win also gave Sagan the lead in the "Green Jersey" or Points Classification. Sagan's second Pro Tour win came two days later from a solo attack in the fifth stage into Aix-en-Provence. Attacking three kilometers from the finish up a sharp climb, Sagan was able to hold off the Peloton to claim the win. Alongside his two stage wins, Sagan also finished second in stage two at Limoges and third in stage six into Tourrettes-sur-Loup. The combination of high stage placings and intermediate sprint points won Sagan the Green Jersey for 2010. He finished the race 17th, three minutes and twenty one seconds behind race winner Alberto Contador, who praised the young Slovak and predicted he would be a rival to watch in future races. He also finished eighth in the "White Jersey" or Young Riders Classification.

    At the 2010 Tour of California, Sagan won the 5th and the 6th stage, coming in with the GC contenders each time. After missing the move up Bonny Doon on stage 3, he was 17 seconds back. The two stage wins that he took not only moved him into 3rd on GC but also put him into the points jersey. Going into the 7th Stage Time Trial through Los Angeles, he was only 9 seconds back.

    Peter at the Tour of California

    Even though he had prior success in Prologues, this Time Trial was slightly too long, and he lost 1 minute and 35 seconds on GC going into the final stage. Even though he was dropped out of the select GC group on the last lap of the 20.4 miles (32.8 km) circuit, he secured both the Youth Competition and the Points Jersey. He ended up 8th in the overall, behind seasoned veterans like Levi Leipheimer, Michael Rogers, David Zabriskie, Chris Horner, and Jens Voigt, all people very highly respected in the European peloton. Sagan finished fourth in the opening prologue of the 2010 Tour de Suisse, only three seconds behind Fabian Cancellara, but finished almost 11 minutes down in the second stage and didn't take the start the following day alleging severe fatigue.

    After taking a break during the month of July, he returned to good form later in the season, securing high placings in a number of European races as well as 2nd place in the inaugural Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. He rode the World Championships in Geelong, Australia for Slovakia, but failed to make an impact in the long race. He planned to ride several late season races including Paris-Tours and the Giro di Lombardia but an intestinal issue forced him out of the former and weakened him in the latter.

  • 2009

    In 2009 he rode one season for Trencin’s Dukla, achieving great results in various international races, being one of the team leaders.

    Then he finished 10th in 2009 Road Cycling World Championship, in the U-23 category. Afterwards, he signed a professional contract with Liquigas-Cannondale the same year in September.

  • 2008

    Then in 2008 he won a Junior World Championship in mountain biking in Vale di Sole, the cross country category. He won silver in Junior World Championship in cyclo-cross the same year in Treviso, and was announced a cyclist of the year.


    He was of course noticed by scouts from abroad and eventually signed an amateur contract with the Italian Liquigas-Doimo team in 2008.

  • 2007

    Soon the results started coming and the hard work begun to pay off. He was announced the most talented rider of Slovak cycling in 2007.

  • 1997

    When he was about seven, the Salezians and the Zilina cycling club organized a race in the forest park. Parents registered both brothers, Juraj and Peter. They showed their talents in full, both winning their own categories. They were soon noticed by the club’s coach Milan Novosad and the manager Peter Zanicky, who brought Peter closer to mountain-bike cycling as he was an amazing talent and universal rider.

     

    Throughout his junior years Sagan rode both mountain bikes and road bikes, and was well known for his unconventional style of riding in tennis shoes and t-shirts and drinking just pure water. Sagan drew a significant amount of attention when he appeared at the Slovak Cup with a bicycle borrowed from his sister. He won the race despite riding a supermarket bike with poor brakes and limited gearing.

    Young Peter competing with his mountain bike

  • 1990

    Peter Sagan, a brilliant rider and an extraordinary talent of Slovak sport was born in Zilina on 26th January 1990.  He grew up in Zilina’s part called Bôrik together with his older brothers Milan and Juraj and his sister Danka. He was raised by his sister and along with his parents spent most of the day in a small grocery store in the home town. His parents, father Lubomir and mother Helena, blessed him with love and supported him in his achievements in every way.

    Though he started as a football player in one of the Zilina’s clubs, where his Godmother had registered him, the training process was too far for him so he quit after just one week. Eventually, he chose a bike, which got him completely. He made his first metres with training wheels, but soon his father took them off as Peter learned to keep balance and that’s when it was decided he wasn’t going to let the two-wheel steed go.

      

     

      

      

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  • 2014

    Place Event Position
    France Tour de France
    • 60. Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Points classification (431 points) Points classification (431 points)
    Suisse Tour de Suisse
    • 68. Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 88. Stage 9
    • 112. Stage 8
    • 15. Stage 7 TT
    • 5. Stage 6
    • 2. Stage 5
    • 3. Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • 4. Stage 2
    • 6. Stage 1 TT
    California Amgen Tour of California
    • 55. Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 3. Stage 8
    • Winner: Stage 7
    • 107. Stage 6
    • 2. Stage 5
    • 8. Stage 4
    • 78. Stage 3
    • 15. Stage 2 TT
    • 4. Stage 1
    France Paris - Roubaix
    • 6.
    Belgium Scheldeprijs
    • 70.
    Belgium Tour des Flandres
    • 16.
    Belgium VDK-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
    • Winner: Stage 1
    Belgium Gent - Wevelgem
    • 3.
    Belgium E3 Harelbeke
    • Winner
    Italy Milano-Sanremo
    • 10.
    Italy Tirreno-Adriatico
    • 29. Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Points Classification Points Classification
    • 22. Stage 7
    • 3. Stage 6
    • 20. Stage 5
    • 51. Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • 5. Stage 2
    • 5. Stage 1
    Italy Strade Bianche
    • 2.
    Oman Tour of Oman
    • 49. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 3. Points Classification Points Classification
    • 10. Stage 6
    • 77. Stage 5
    • Winner: Stage 4
    • 2. Stage 3
    • 14. Stage 2
    • 18. Stage 1
    Dubai Dubai Tour
    • 73. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 2. Points Classification Points Classification
    • 124. Stage 4
    • 3. Stage 3
    • 2. Stage 2
    • 6. Time Trial
    Argentina Tour de San Luis
    • 76. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 2. Stage 7
    • 62. Stage 6
    • 10. Stage 5
    • 93. Stage 4
    • 91. Stage 3
    • 102. Stage 2
    • 76. Stage 1
  • 2013

    Place Event Position
    Italy World Championships
    • 6.
    Italy World Championships T.T.T.
    • 7.
    Canada GP de Montréal
    • Winner
    Canada GP de Québec
    • 10.
    Canada Tour of Alberta
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 27. Overall classification
    • Winner: Stage 5
    • 82. Stage 4
    • 87. Stage 3
    • 3. Stage 2
    • Winner: Stage 1
    • Winner: Prologue
    USA USA Pro Challenge
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 38. Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Stage 7
    • Winner: Stage 6
    • 53. Stage 5
    • 97. Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • 3. Stage 2
    • Winner: Stage 1
    France Tour de France
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 82. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 4. Stage 21
    • 109. Stage 20
    • 104. Stage 19
    • 114. Stage 18
    • 91. Stage 17
    • 137. Stage 16
    • 130. Stage 15
    • 105. Stage 14
    • 2. Stage 13
    • 3. Stage 12
    • 17. Stage 11
    • 4. Stage 10
    • 105. Stage 9
    • 123. Stage 8
    • Winner: Stage 7
    • 2. Stage 6
    • 3. Stage 5
    • 13. Stage 4
    • 2. Stage 3
    • 2. Stage 2
    • 155. Stage 1
    Slovakia National Championships Slovakia
    • Winner:
    Switzerland Tour de Suisse
    • 48. Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 20. Stage 9
    • Winner: Stage 8
    • 107. Stage 7
    • 5. Stage 6
    • 2. Stage 5
    • 7. Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • 103. Stage 2
    • 40. Stage 1
    USA Tour of California
    • 56. Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • Winner: Stage 8
    • 82. Stage 7
    • 36. Stage 6
    • 4. Stage 5
    • 5. Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • 102. Stage 2
    • 3. Stage 1
    Belgium Fleche Wallonne
    • 12.
    Belgium Amstel Gold Race
    • 36.
    Belgium Brabantse Pijl
    • Winner
    Belgium Ronde van Vlaanderen
    • 2.
    Belgium Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
    • Winner: Stage 1
    Belgium Gent - Wevelgem
    • Winner
    Belgium E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke
    • 2.
    Italy Milano - Sanremo
    • 2.
    Italy Tirreno - Adriatico
    • 33. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 2. Points classification Points classification
    • 21. Stage 7
    • Winner: Stage 6
    • 32. Stage 5
    • 98. Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • 9. Stage 2
    • 4. Stage 1
    Italy Strade Bianche
    • 2.
    Italy 64th G.P. Camaiore
    • Winner
    Oman Tour of Oman
    • 96. Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • Winner: Stage 2
    • 32. Stage 1
    Argentina Tour de San Luis
    • 83. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 2. Stage 7
    • 104. Stage 6
    • 117. Stage 5
    • 45. Stage 4
    • 69. Stage 3
    • 5. Stage 2
    • 5. Stage 1
  • 2012

    Place Event Position
    Nederland World Championships
    • 14.
    Nederland World Championships T.T.T.
    • 4.
    Canada GP de Montréal
    • 12.
    Canada GP de Québec
    • 26.
    Germany Vattenfall Cyclassics - Hamburg
    • 14.
    Nederland Dutch Food Valley Classic
    • 2.
    England Olympic Games
    • 34.
    France Tour de France
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 42. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 2. Stage 20
    • 45. Stage 19
    • 3. Stage 18
    • 89. Stage 17
    • 73. Stage 16
    • 9. Stage 15
    • 2. Stage 14
    • 2. Stage 13
    • 6. Stage 12
    • 112. Stage 11
    • 56. Stage 10
    • 105. Stage 9
    • 55. Stage 8
    • 120. Stage 7
    • Winner: Stage 6
    • 152. Stage 5
    • 5. Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • 6. Stage 2
    • Winner: Stage 1
    • 53. Prologue
    Slovakia National Championships Slovakia
    • Winner:
    Switzerland Tour de Suisse
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 65. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 58. Stage 9
    • 102. Stage 8
    • 52. Stage 7
    • Winner: Stage 6
    • 62. Stage 5
    • Winner: Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • 139. Stage 2
    • Winner: Stage 1
    California Tour of California
    • Winner: Points Classification Points Classification
    • 42. Overal classification Overal classification
    • Winner: Stage 8
    • 71. Stage 7
    • 2. Stage 6
    • Winner: Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • Winner: Stage 2
    • Winner: Stage 1
    Netherlands Amstel Gold Race
    • 3.
    Belgium Ronde van Vlaanderen
    • 5.
    Belgium Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
    • Winner: Stage 1
    Belgium Gent - Wevelgem
    • 2.
    Belgium E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke
    • 14.
    Italy Milan - San Remo
    • 4.
    Italy Tirreno - Adriatico
    • 43. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 2. Points classification Points classification
    • 8. Mountains classification Mountains classification
    • 11. Stage 7
    • 11. Stage 6
    • 69. Stage 5
    • Winner: Stage 4
    • 3. Stage 3
    • 4. Stage 2
    • 15. Stage 1
    Italy Strade Bianche
    • 26.
    Oman Tour of Oman
    • Winner: Points Classification Points Classification
    • 36. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 2. Stage 6 : Al Khawd - Matrah
    • 59. Stage 5
    • 2. Stage 4
    • 5. Stage 3
    • Winner: Stage 2
    • 5. Stage 1
    Qatar Tour of Qatar
    • 39. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 7. Points classification Points classification
    • 11. Stage 6
    • 3. Stage 5
    • 71. Stage 4
    • 75. Stage 3
    • 5. Etapa 2
    • 3. Stage 1
  • 2011

    Place Event Position
    China Tour de Beijing
    • 110. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 16. Stage 5
    • 2. Stage 4
    • 128. Stage 3
    • 19. Stage 2
    • 43. Stage 1
    Denmark World Championships
    • 12.
    Italy GP Industria & Commercio di Prato
    • Winner
    Spain Vuelta a España
    • 121. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 4. Points classification Points classification
    • Winner: Stage 21
    • 124. Stage 20
    • 101. Stage 19
    • 39. Stage 18
    • 140. Stage 17
    • 44. Stage 16
    • 75. Stage 15
    • 147. Stage 14
    • 171. Stage 13
    • Winner: Stage 12
    • 130. Stage 11
    • 90. Stage 10
    • 124. Stage 9
    • 140. Stage 8
    • 2. Stage 7
    • Winner: Stage 6
    • 135. Stage 5
    • 113. Stage 4
    • 118. Stage 3
    • 11. Stage 2
    • 2. Stage 1
    Italy Tre Valli Varesine
    • 41.
    Poland Tour de Pologne
    • Winner: Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 2. Stage 7
    • 16. Stage 6
    • Winner: Stage 5
    • Winner: Stage 4
    • 11. Stage 3
    • 6. Stage 2
    • 11. Stage 1
    Slovakia National Championships Slovakia
    • Winner:
    Switzerland Tour de Suisse
    • 50. Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 27. Stage 9
    • Winner: Stage 8
    • 92. Stage 7
    • 100. Stage 6
    • 3. Etapa 5
    • 2. Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • 85. Stage 2
    • 3. Stage 1
    USA Philadelphia International Championship
    • 2.
    USA Tour of California
    • 35. Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 2. Stage 8
    • 81. Stage 7
    • 14. Stage 6
    • Winner: Stage 5
    • 16. Stage 4
    • 4. Stage 3
    • 2. Stage 2
    Nederland Amstel Gold Race
    • 98.
    France Paris - Roubaix
    • 86.
    Germany Driedaagse De Panne - Koksijde
    • 6. Stage 1
    • 3. Stage 2
    Germany Gent - Wevelgem
    • 49.
    Italy Milano - Sanremo
    • 17.
    France Paris - Nice
    • 69. Stage 6
    • 144. Stage 5
    • 6. Stage 4
    • 151. Stage 3
    • 5. Stage 2
    • 4. Stage 1
    Italy Classica Sarda
    • 3.
    Italy Giro di Sardegna
    • Winner: Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • 4. Stage 5
    • Winner: Stage 4
    • Winner: Stage 3
    • 4. Stage 2
    • Winner: Stage 1
    Italy Trofeo Laigueglia
    • 11.
    Italy GP Costa degli Etruschi
    • 4.
  • 2010

    Place Event Position
    Canada Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
    • 2.
    Canada Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
    • 19.
    Italy Giro della Romagna
    • 4.
    Italy Giro del Veneto
    • 2.
    France GP Ouest France - Plouay
    • 7.
    Italy Coppa Bernocchi
    • 68.
    Germany Vattenfall Cyclassics
    • 79.
    Poland Tour de Pologne
    • 165. Stage 4
    • 17. Stage 3
    • 21. Stage 2
    • 23. Stage 1
    Switzerland Tour de Suisse
    • 158. Stage 2
    • 4. Stage 1
    USA Philadelphia International Championship
    • 2.
    USA Tour of California
    • 8. Overall classification Overall classification
    • Winner: Points classification Points classification
    • Winner: Best Young Rider Best Young Rider
    • 11. Stage 8
    • 17. Stage 7
    • Winner: Stage 6
    • Winner: Stage 5
    • 52. Stage 4
    • 4. Stage 3
    • 2. Stage 2
    • 12. Stage 1
    Switzerland Tour de Romandie
    • 12. Overall classification Overall classification
    • 3. Best Young Rider Best Young Rider
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Obchodné podmienky

1. Všeobecné ustanovenia

1.1. Tieto všeobecné obchodné podmienky upravujú práva a povinnosti zmluvných strán vyplývajúce z kúpnej zmluvy uzatvorenej medzi predávajúcim,
ktorým je Peat s.r.o., so sídlom J. Silana 11, 010 01 Žilina, IČO: 46 750 924, DIČ: SK....., živnostenský register č. 580 - 49859 vydaný Obvodným úradom v Žiline (ďalej len "predávajúci") a kupujúcim, ktorej predmetom je kúpa a predaj tovaru na 
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1.2. Zmluvné strany sa dohodli, že kupujúci odoslaním objednávky predávajúcemu potvrdzuje, že súhlasí s tým, že tieto všeobecné obchodné podmienky a ich podmienky a ustanovenia sa budú vzťahovať na všetky kúpne zmluvy, uzavreté na akejkoľvek internetovej stránke elektronického obchodu, ktorú prevádzkuje predávajúci, na základe ktorej predávajúci dodá tovar prezentovaný na predmetnej internetovej stránke kupujúcemu (ďalej len "kúpna zmluva") a na všetky vzťahy medzi predávajúcim a kupujúcim, vzniknuté najmä pri uzatváraní kúpnej zmluvy a reklamácii tovaru.


1.3. Všeobecné obchodné podmienky sú neoddeliteľnou súčasťou kúpnej zmluvy. V prípade, že predávajúci a kupujúci uzatvoria písomnú kúpnu zmluvu, v ktorej si dohodnú podmienky odchylne od všeobecných obchodných podmienok, budú ustanovenia kúpnej zmluvy uprednostnené pred všeobecnými obchodnými podmienkami.


1.4. Zoznam tovaru na akejkoľvek internetovej stránke elektronického obchodu, ktorú prevádzkuje predávajúci je katalógom bežne dodávaného tovaru a predávajúci nezaručuje okamžitú dostupnosť všetkých uvedených tovarov. Dostupnosť tovaru bude pre kupujúceho potvrdená na základe otázky kupujúceho.


1.5. Predávajúci je viazaný kupujúcemu svojou ponukou tovaru prezentovaného na ktorejkoľvek internetovej stránke predávajúceho vrátane ceny počas lehoty 72 hodín od odoslania oznámenia o prijatí objednávky kupujúcemu.


2. Spôsob uzatvárania kúpnej zmluvy


2.1. Kúpna zmluva je uzavretá záväzným akceptovaním návrhu na uzavretie kúpnej zmluvy kupujúceho predávajúcim vo forme e-mailovej správy kupujúceho zaslaného predávajúcemu a/alebo vo forme kupujúcim vyplneného a odoslaného formulára na internetovej stránke predávajúceho a/alebo vo forme telefonickej objednávky kupujúceho predávajúcemu (ďalej len "objednávka").


2.2. Záväzným akceptovaním objednávky kupujúceho predávajúcim je e-mailové potvrdenie predávajúcim kupujúcemu o akceptovaní objednávky po predchádzajúcom prijatí objednávky kupujúcim a po overení dostupnosti a termínu dodania tovaru požadovaného kupujúcim označené ako "potvrdenie objednávky". Automaticky vykonávané oznámenie o prijatí objednávky do elektronického systému predávajúceho sa nepovažuje za záväzné akceptovanie objednávky.


2.3. Záväzné akceptovanie objednávky obsahuje údaje o názve a špecifikácii tovaru, ktorého predaj je predmetom kúpnej zmluvy, ďalej údaje o cene tovaru a/alebo iných služieb, názov a údaje o mieste, kde má byť tovar dodaný a údaje o cene, podmienkach, spôsobe a termíne prepravy tovaru do dohodnutého miesta doručenia tovaru pre kupujúceho, prípadne iné údaje.


3. Práva a povinnosti predávajúceho

  
3.1. Predávajúci je povinný:
a) dodať na základe objednávky potvrdenej predávajúcim kupujúcemu tovar v dohodnutom množstve, kvalite a termíne a zabaliť ho alebo vybaviť na prepravu spôsobom potrebným na jeho uchovanie a ochranu,
b) zabezpečiť, aby dodaný tovar spĺňal platné právne predpisy SR,
c) odovzdať kupujúcemu najneskôr spolu s tovarom v písomnej alebo elektronickej podobe všetky doklady potrebné na prevzatie a užívanie tovaru a ďalšie doklady predpísané platnými právnymi predpismi (návody v slovenskom jazyku, záručný list, dodací list, daňový doklad).


3.2. Predávajúci má právo na riadne a včasné zaplatenie kúpnej ceny od kupujúceho za dodaný tovar.


  
4. Práva a povinnosti kupujúceho

  

4.1. Kupujúci je povinný:
a) prevziať zakúpený alebo objednaný tovar,
b) zaplatiť predávajúcemu dohodnutú kúpnu cenu v dohodnutej lehote splatnosti vrátane nákladov na doručenie tovaru,
c) nepoškodzovať dobré obchodné meno predávajúceho,
d) potvrdiť v dodacom liste prevzatie tovaru svojím podpisom alebo podpisom ním poverenej osoby. 


4.2. Kupujúci má právo na dodanie tovaru v množstve, kvalite, termíne a mieste dohodnutom zmluvnými stranami v záväznom akceptovaní objednávky.


  
5. Dodacie podmienky

  
5.1. Tovar je predávaný podľa vystavených vzorov, katalógov, typových listov a vzorkovníkov predávajúceho umiestnených na internetovej stránke elektronického obchodu predávajúceho.


5.2. Predávajúci je povinný objednávku kupujúceho splniť a tovar dodať kupujúcemu v lehote do 30 dní od prijatia objednávky pokiaľ sa predavajúci s kupujúcim nedohodnú inak.


5.3. Kupujúci je povinný prevziať tovar v mieste, ktoré je uvedené v akceptácii objednávky kupujúceho predávajúcim. V prípade, ak dôjde k omeškaniu dodania tovaru zo strany predávajúceho môže po dohode s kupujúcim predĺžiť dobu dodania o čom predávajúci vydá kupujúcemu potvrdenie. Po uplynutí 14 dní odo dňa, keď bol  kupujúci povinný tovar prevziať, je predávajúci oprávnený odstúpiť od kúpnej zmluvy a predať tovar tretej osobe. Po predaní dohodnutého tovaru tretej osobe sa záloha za dohodnutý tovar zaplatená kupujúcim započíta v celej výške na zmluvnú pokutu, ktorú je povinný kupujúci zaplatiť predávajúcemu.


5.4. Predávajúci je oprávnený vyzvať kupujúceho na prevzatie tovaru pred uplynutím lehoty dohodnutej v kúpnej zmluve.


5.5. Váha, rozmery a ostatné údaje o tovare obsiahnuté v katalógoch, prospektoch a iných písomnostiach predávajúceho umiestnenými na internetovej stránke elektronického obchodu predávajúceho sú deklarované výrobcom tovaru.


5.6. Miestom dodania tovaru je miesto uvedené v akceptácii objednávky predávajúcim, ak sa zmluvné strany nedohodnú v kúpnej zmluve inak. 


5.7. V prípade, ak predávajúci dopraví tovar kupujúcemu na miesto určené v kúpnej zmluve kupujúcim, kupujúci je povinný prevziať tovar osobne alebo zabezpečiť, aby tovar prevzala osoba, ktorú splnomocní pre prípad svojej neprítomnosti na prevzatie tovaru uvedeného v kúpnej zmluve a podpísať protokol o doručení a odovzdaní tovaru. Tretia osoba splnomocnená na prevzatie tovaru uvedeného v kúpnej zmluve je povinná predložiť predávajúcemu originál alebo kópiu kúpnej zmluvy a dokladu o zaplatení tovaru a písomné plnomocenstvo. Ak bude potrebné dodávku tovaru opakovať z dôvodu neprítomnosti kupujúceho na mieste určenom v kúpnej zmluve, všetky náklady s tým vzniknuté hradí kupujúci, a to najmä opakované dodanie tovaru na miesto určenia v kúpnej zmluve a skladné vo výške uvedenej v bode 3 tohto článku týchto všeobecných obchodných podmienok. Tovar sa považuje za dodaný okamihom doručenia tovaru na adresu uvedenú v záväznej akceptácii objednávky a prevzatý okamihom fyzického prevzatia tovaru kupujúcim, resp. jeho oprávneným zástupcom alebo odmietnutím prevzatia tovaru, ktoré dopravca vyznačí v protokole o doručení a odovzdaní tovaru.


5.8. Kupujúci je povinný skontrolovať zásielku, teda tovar ako aj jeho obal hneď po doručení. V prípade, že kupujúci zistí, že tovar alebo obal tovaru je mechanicky poškodený, je povinný túto skutočnosť oznámiť dopravcovi a za jeho prítomnosti skontrolovať stav tovaru. V prípade zistenia poškodenia tovaru je povinný kupujúci vyhotoviť záznam o rozsahu a povahe poškodenia tovaru, ktorého správnosť potvrdí dopravca. Na základe takto vyhotoveného záznamu doručeného predávajúcemu môže následne predávajúci poskytnúť odstránenie vady tovaru, zľavu na tovar alebo v prípade neodstrániteľných vád tovaru dodať kupujúcemu nový tovar.


5.9. Kupujúci je oprávnený v prípade nedodania tovaru predávajúcim v lehote uvedenej v 5.2. Obchodných podmienok odstúpiť od kúpnej zmluvy a predávajúci je povinný vrátiť kupujúcemu už zaplatenú časť kúpnej ceny v lehote 30 dní od doručenia odstúpenia od kúpnej zmluvy bezhotovostným prevodom na účet kupujúceho určený kupujúcim.


6. Kúpna cena

  
6.1. Kupujúci je povinný zaplatiť predávajúcemu kúpnu cenu tovaru dohodnutú v kúpnej zmluve a/alebo podľa cenníka predávajúceho platného v čase uzatvorenia kúpnej zmluvy vrátane nákladov na doručenie tovaru (ďalej len "kúpna cena") formou hotovostnej platby v určenej prevádzkarni predávajúceho, dobierkou v mieste dodania tovaru, dobierkou prostredníctvom spoločnosti poskytujúcej poštové služby, platbou prostredníctvom spoločnosti poskytujúcej spotrebiteľské úvery alebo bezhotovostným prevodom na účet predávajúceho, uvedený v záväznej akceptácii objednávky.


6.2. V prípade, ak kupujúci zaplatí predávajúcemu kúpnu cenu bezhotovostným prevodom, za deň platby sa považuje deň, kedy bola celá kúpna cena pripísaná na účet predávajúceho.


6.3. Kupujúci je povinný zaplatiť predávajúcemu kúpnu cenu za dohodnutý tovar v lehote podľa kúpnej zmluvy, najneskôr však pri prevzatí tovaru.


6.4. V prípade, ak kupujúci zaplatí predávajúcemu kúpnu cenu za tovar dohodnutý v kúpnej zmluve, kupujúci je oprávnený odstúpiť od kúpnej zmluvy a požadovať vrátenie kúpnej ceny len v súlade s platnými právnymi predpismi SR.


6.5. V prípade, ak kupujúci odstúpi od kúpnej zmluvy pred zaplatením celej kúpnej ceny, zmluvné strany sa dohodli, že zaplatená záloha na kúpnu cenu sa započíta v celej výške na zmluvnú pokutu, ktorú je povinný kupujúci zaplatiť predávajúcemu, ak v kúpnej zmluve nie je dohodnuté inak.


6.6. V prípade, ak kupujúci nezaplatí predávajúcemu celú kúpnu cenu pri prevzatí tovaru, zmluvné strany sa dohodli, že predávajúci je oprávnený odstúpiť od kúpnej zmluvy a zaplatená záloha na kúpnu cenu sa započíta v celej výške na zmluvnú pokutu, ktorú je povinný kupujúci zaplatiť predávajúcemu, ak v kúpnej zmluve nie je dohodnuté inak.


6.7. Náklady spojené s montážou a vynáškou nie sú zahrnuté v kúpnej cene tovaru a predávajúci tieto služby nie je povinný kupujúcemu poskytnúť.


  
7. Nadobudnutie vlastníctva a prechod nebezpečenstva škody na tovare

  
7.1. Kupujúci nadobúda vlastnícke právo k tovaru až úplným zaplatením celej kúpnej ceny za tovar.


7.2. Nebezpečenstvo škody na tovare prechádza na kupujúceho v čase, keď prevezme tovar od predávajúceho, alebo keď tak neurobí včas, tak v čase keď mu predávajúci umožní nakladať s tovarom a kupujúci tovar neprevezme.


8. Reklamačný poriadok (zodpovednosť za vady, záruka, reklamácie)


8.1. Predávajúci zodpovedá za vady tovaru a kupujúci je povinný reklamáciu bezodkladne uplatniť u predávajúceho podľa platného reklamačného poriadku.


8.2. Na vybavovanie reklamácií sa vzťahuje platný reklamačný poriadok.  Kupujúci odoslaním objednávky predávajúcemu potvrdzuje, že bol riadne informovaný o podmienkach a spôsobe reklamácie tovaru vrátane údajov o tom, kde možno reklamáciu uplatniť, a o vykonávaní záručných opráv v súlade s ust. § 18 ods. 1 zákona č. 250/2007 Z . z. o ochrane spotrebiteľa a o zmene zákona Slovenskej národnej rady č. 372/1990 Zb. o priestupkoch v znení neskorších predpisov (ďalej len "Zákon").


8.3. Reklamačný poriadok sa vzťahuje na tovar zakúpený kupujúcim od predávajúceho vo forme elektronického obchodu na internetovej stránke elektronického obchodu predávajúceho.


8.4. Reklamačný poriadok v tejto podobe je platný pre všetky obchodné prípady, pokiaľ nie sú zmluvne dojednané iné záručné podmienky.


8.5. Kupujúci má právo uplatniť si u predávajúceho záruku len na tovar, ktorý vykazuje vady, ktoré zavinil výrobca, dodávateľ alebo predávajúci, vzťahuje sa naň záruka a bol zakúpený u predávajúceho.


8.6. Kupujúci je povinný vykonať prehliadku tovaru pri prevzatí tovaru. Pokiaľ tak neučiní, môže uplatniť nároky z vád zistených pri tejto prehliadke, len keď preukáže, že tieto vady mal tovar už v čase prevzatia tovaru.


8.7. Počas záručnej doby má zákazník právo na bezplatné odstránenie vady po predložení tovaru vrátane príslušenstva, dokumentácie a návodu oprávnenému zástupcovi predávajúceho spolu s originálnym obalom tovaru, záručným listom a dokladom o zaplatení.


8.8. Ak tovar vykazuje vady, zákazník má právo uplatniť reklamáciu v prevádzkarni predávajúceho v súlade s ust. § 18 ods. 2 Zákona tak, že vyplní formulár na uplatnenie reklamácie a doručí ho predávajúcemu. Podobu formulára určí predávajúci a jeho vzor umiestni na internetovej stránke predávajúceho. Kupujúci je povinný vo formulári presne označiť druh a rozsah vád tovaru. Zákazník má právo uplatniť reklamáciu aj u osoby oprávnenej výrobcom tovaru na vykonávanie záručných opráv (ďalej len „určená osoba“).Reklamačné konanie tovaru, ktorý sa dá objektívne doručiť predávajúcemu začína dňom, kedy sú splnené všetky nasledujúce podmienky:
a) doručenie vyplneného formulára na uplatnenie reklamácie od kupujúceho predávajúcemu,
b) doručenie reklamovaného tovaru od kupujúceho predávajúcemu,
c) doručenie prístupových kódov, hesiel a pod. k tovaru od kupujúceho predávajúcemu.
Reklamačné konanie tovaru, ktorý sa nedá objektívne doručiť predávajúcemu a ktorý je pevne zabudovaný začína dňom, kedy sú splnené všetky nasledujúce podmienky:
a) doručenie vyplneného formulára na uplatnenie reklamácie od kupujúceho predávajúcemu,
b) vykonanie obhliadky reklamovaného tovaru treťou osobou, určenou predávajúcim, ktorá o obhliadke vydá kupujúcemu písomné potvrdenie,
c) doručenie prístupových kódov, hesiel a pod. k tovaru od kupujúceho predávajúcemu.
Začiatok reklamačného konania je zároveň dňom uplatnenia reklamácie. Reklamovaný tovar je nutné doručiť do sídla predávajúceho, ak predávajúci alebo určená osoba neurčí inak (napr. dopraviť tovar priamo určenej osobe).


8.9. Predávajúci je povinný prijať reklamáciu v ktorejkoľvek prevádzkarni, v ktorej je prijatie reklamácie možné, teda vo svojom sídle alebo u určenej osoby v súlade s ust. § 18 ods. 2 Zákona.


8.10. V mieste určenom podľa bodu 8.9 týchto všeobecných obchodných podmienok na prijímanie reklamácií je predávajúci povinný zabezpečiť prítomnosť osoby poverenej vybavovať reklamácie v súlade s ust. § 18 ods. 3 Zákona.


8.11. Kupujúci je povinný reklamovať vady tovaru u predávajúceho bez zbytočného odkladu, inak kupujúcemu zaniká právo voči predávajúcemu na bezplatné odstránenie vady.


8.12. Predávajúci alebo určená osoba vydá kupujúcemu potvrdenie o uplatnení reklamácie tovaru vo vhodnej forme zvolenej predávajúcim, napr. vo forme mailu alebo v písomnej podobe, v ktorom je povinný presne označiť vady tovaru v súlade s ust. § 18 ods. 5 Zákona a poučiť spotrebiteľa o jeho právach, ktoré mu vyplývajú z ust. § 622 a ust. § 623 Občianskeho zákonníka. Ak je reklamácia uplatnená prostredníctvom prostriedkov diaľkovej komunikácie, predávajúci je povinný potvrdenie o uplatnení reklamácie doručiť kupujúcemu ihneď; ak nie je možné potvrdenie doručiť ihneď, musí sa doručiť bez zbytočného odkladu, najneskôr však spolu s dokladom o vybavení reklamácie; potvrdenie o uplatnení reklamácie sa nemusí doručovať, ak kupujúci má možnosť preukázať uplatnenie reklamácie iným spôsobom.


8.13. Na základe rozhodnutia kupujúceho, ktoré zo svojich práv v zmysle ust. § 622 a ust. § 623 Občianskeho zákonníka uplatňuje je predávajúci alebo určená osoba povinná určiť spôsob vybavenia reklamácie podľa ust. § 2 písm. m) Zákona ihneď, v zložitejších prípadoch do 3 dní od začiatku reklamačného konania, v odôvodnených prípadoch, najmä ak sa vyžaduje zložité technické zhodnotenie stavu tovaru najneskôr do 30 dní odo dňa začiatku reklamačného konania. Po určení spôsobu vybavenia reklamácie predávajúci alebo určená osoba reklamáciu vybaví ihneď, v odôvodnených prípadoch možno reklamáciu vybaviť aj neskôr. Vybavenie reklamácie však nesmie trvať dlhšie ako 30 dní odo dňa uplatnenia reklamácie. Po uplynutí lehoty na vybavenie reklamácie má spotrebiteľ právo od zmluvy odstúpiť alebo má právo na výmenu tovaru za nový tovar.
Ak kupujúci reklamáciu tovaru uplatnil počas prvých 12 mesiacov od uzavretia kúpnej zmluvy, môže predávajúci vybaviť reklamáciu zamietnutím len na základe vyjadrenia znalca alebo stanoviska vydaného autorizovanou, notifikovanou alebo akreditovanou osobou alebo stanoviska určenej osoby (ďalej len “odborné posúdenie tovaru“). Bez ohľadu na výsledok odborného posúdenia nemôže predávajúci od kupujúceho vyžadovať úhradu nákladov na odborné posúdenie tovaru ani iné náklady súvisiace s odborným posúdením tovaru.
Ak kupujúci reklamáciu výrobku uplatnil po 12 mesiacoch od uzavretia kúpnej zmluvy a predávajúci ju zamietol, osoba, ktorá reklamáciu vybavila, je povinná v doklade o vybavení reklamácie uviesť, komu môže kupujúci zaslať tovar na odborné posúdenie. Ak kupujúci tovar zašle na odborné posúdenie určenej osobe uvedenej v doklade o vybavení reklamácie, náklady odborného posúdenia tovaru, ako aj všetky ostatné s tým súvisiace účelne vynaložené náklady znáša predávajúci bez ohľadu na výsledok odborného posúdenia. Ak kupujúci odborným posúdením preukáže zodpovednosť predávajúceho za reklamovanú vadu tovaru, môže reklamáciu uplatniť znova; počas vykonávania odborného posúdenia tovaru záručná doba neplynie. Predávajúci je povinný kupujúcemu uhradiť do 14 dní odo dňa znova uplatnenej reklamácie všetky náklady vynaložené na odborné posúdenie tovaru, ako aj všetky s tým súvisiace účelne vynaložené náklady. Znova uplatnenú reklamáciu nemožno zamietnuť.


8.14. Kupujúci nemá právo uplatniť záruku na vady, o ktorých bol predávajúcim v dobe uzatvárania zmluvy upozornený, alebo o ktorých s prihliadnutím k okolnostiam, za ktorých bola kúpna zmluva uzatvorená, musel vedieť.


8.15. Predávajúci garantuje po dohode s kupujúcim nahradiť vadný tovar za iný obdobný tovar s porovnateľnými technickými parametrami.


8.16. Nárok na uplatnenie záruky u predávajúceho kupujúcim zaniká:
a) nepredložením dokladu o zaplatení, dodacieho listu alebo záručného listu, príslušenstva alebo dokumentácie tovaru,
b) neoznámením zjavných vád pri prevzatí tovaru, 
c) uplynutím záručnej doby tovaru,
d) mechanickým poškodením tovaru spôsobeným kupujúcim,
e) používaním tovaru v podmienkach, ktoré neodpovedajú svojou vlhkosťou, chemickými a mechanickými vplyvmi prirodzenému prostrediu,
f) neodborným zaobchádzaním, obsluhou, alebo zanedbaním starostlivosti o tovar,
g) poškodením tovaru nadmerným zaťažovaním, alebo používaním v rozpore s podmienkami uvedenými v dokumentácii, všeobecnými zásadami, technickými normami alebo bezpečnostnými predpismi platnými v SR,
h) poškodením tovaru neodvrátiteľnými a/alebo nepredvídateľnými udalosťami,
i) poškodením tovaru náhodnou skazou a náhodným zhoršením,
j) neodborným zásahom, poškodením pri doprave, poškodením vodou, ohňom, statickou či atmosférickou elektrinou alebo iným zásahom vyššej moci,
k) zásahom do tovaru k tomu neoprávnenej osoby.


8.17. Predávajúci je povinný vybaviť reklamáciu a ukončiť reklamačné konanie jedným z nasledujúcich spôsobov:
a) odovzdaním opraveného tovaru, 
b) výmenou tovaru,
c) vrátením kúpnej ceny tovaru,
d) vyplatením primeranej zľavy z ceny tovaru,
e) písomnou výzvou na prevzatie predávajúcim určeného plnenia,
f) odôvodneným zamietnutím reklamácie tovaru.


8.18. Predávajúci je povinný o vybavení reklamácie kupujúcemu vydať písomný doklad najneskôr do 30 dní odo dňa uplatnenia reklamácie.


8.19. Záručná doba je 24 mesiacov odo dňa uzavretia kúpnej zmluvy, pokiaľ nie je pre konkrétne prípady stanovená záručná doba iná, a plynie odo dňa prevzatia tovaru a potvrdenia potrebných dokumentov súvisiacich s tovarom oprávnenou osobou.


8.20. Záručná doba sa predlžuje o dobu, po ktorú kupujúci nemohol používať tovar z dôvodu záručnej opravy tovaru.


8.21. v prípade výmeny tovaru za nový dostane kupujúci doklad, na ktorom bude uvedený vymenený tovar, a prípadné ďalšie reklamácie sa uplatňujú na základe pôvodného dodacieho listu a tohto reklamačného dokladu. v prípade výmeny tovaru za nový začne bežať záručná doba znovu od prevzatia nového tovaru, ale iba na nový tovar.


8.22. Všetky uplatnené záručné opravy sú bezplatné.


8.23. Pokiaľ ide o odstrániteľnú vadu, bude reklamácia vybavená v závislosti od rozhodnutia kupujúceho podľa bodu 8.13. týchto reklamačných a obchodných podmienok nasledujúcim spôsobom:
a) predávajúci zabezpečí odstránenie vady, alebo
b) predávajúci vadný tovar vymení.


8.25. Pokiaľ sa jedná o vadu, ktorú nemožno odstrániť, alebo o jednu viac krát opakovanú odstrániteľnú vadu, alebo o väčší počet rôznych odstrániteľných vád, a ktoré bránia tomu, aby mohol byť tovar riadne užívaný ako bez vady, predávajúci vybaví v závislosti od rozhodnutia kupujúceho podľa bodu 8.13. týchto reklamačných a obchodných podmienok reklamáciu nasledujúcim spôsobom:
a) výmenou tovaru za tovar iný funkčný rovnakých alebo lepších technických parametrov, alebo
b) v prípade, že nemôže predávajúci vykonať výmenu tovaru za iný, vybaví reklamáciu vystavením dobropisu na vadný tovar.


8.26. Vybavenie reklamácie sa vzťahuje len na vady uvedené vo formulári na uplatnenie reklamácie.


8.27. Pre účely reklamácie sa za viac krát opakovanú odstrániteľnú vadu považuje výskyt jednej odstrániteľnej vady viac ako dva krát.


8.28. Pre účely reklamácie sa za väčší počet rôznych odstrániteľných vád považuje výskyt viac ako troch rôznych odstrániteľných vád súčasne.


8.29. Pre účely reklamácie sa za dobu, ktorá je považovaná za dobu, počas ktorej nemôže kupujúci riadne užívať tovar doba, počas ktorej po uzavretí kúpnej zmluvy nemôže kupujúci pre vady tovaru užívať tovar spolu viac ako 180 dní.


8.30. Oprávnenie kupujúceho na uplatnenie reklamácie vady tovaru je po tom, ako využil svoje právo a požiadal predávajúceho o odstránenie vady tovaru podľa bodu 8.8. týchto reklamačných a obchodných podmienok skonzumované a bez ohľadu na výsledok reklamácie už opätovne nie je oprávnený pre tú istú jedinečnú vadu (nie vadu rovnakého druhu) uplatňovať reklamáciu opakovane.


8.31. V prípade, že predávajúci ukončí reklamačné konanie ako odôvodnené zamietnutie reklamácie, ale vada výrobku objektívne jestvuje a nebola odstránená, môže si kupujúci uplatniť svoje právo na odstránenie vady tovaru prostredníctvom súdu.
Postup reklamácie


9. Osobné údaje a ich ochrana

  

9.1. Zmluvné strany sa dohodli, že kupujúci v prípade, že je fyzickou osobou je povinný oznámiť predávajúcemu svoje meno a priezvisko, adresu trvalého bydliska vrátane PSČ, číslo telefónu a mailovú adresu.


9.2. Zmluvné strany sa dohodli, že kupujúci v prípade, že je právnickou osobou je povinný oznámiť predávajúcemu svoje obchodné meno, adresu sídla vrátane PSČ, IČO, číslo telefónu a mailovú adresu.


9.3. Kupujúci vyhlasuje, že súhlasí v zmysle ust. § 7 ods. 1 zákona č. 428/2002 Z.z. o ochrane osobných údajov v znení neskorších predpisov, aby predávajúci spracoval a uschovával jeho osobné údaje, najmä tie, ktoré sú uvedené vyššie a/alebo ktoré sú potrebné pri činnosti predávajúceho a spracovával ich vo všetkých svojich informačných systémoch. Kupujúci zároveň poskytuje predávajúcemu svoj súhlas s poskytnutím osobných údajov inej osobe a cezhraničným prenosom osobných údajov i do tretích krajín (akýchkoľvek krajín v rámci Európskej únii a krajín tzv. bezpečného prístavu). Predávajúci sa zaväzuje, že bude s osobnými údajmi kupujúceho zaobchádzať a nakladať v súlade s platnými právnymi predpismi SR. Kupujúci udeľuje predávajúcemu tento súhlas na dobu neurčitú. Súhlas so spracovaním osobných údajov môže kupujúci odvolať kedykoľvek písomnou formou. Súhlas zanikne v lehote 1 mesiaca od doručenia odvolania súhlasu kupujúcim predávajúcemu.


9.4. Kupujúci odoslaním objednávky vyjadruje svoj súhlas s tým, aby mu predávajúci zasielal správy o činnosti, ponukách a akciách predávajúceho bez predchádzajúcej žiadosti kupujúceho na zaslanie takýchto správ.


9.5. Kupujúci má právo a možnosť aktualizovať osobné údaje priamo v on-line režime na web stránke internetového obchodu, v zákazníckej sekcii, ihneď po prihlásení.


10. Odstúpenie od kúpnej zmluvy


10.1. Predávajúci je oprávnený odstúpiť od kúpnej zmluvy v prípade, ak výrobca, dovozca alebo dodávateľ tovaru dohodnutého v kúpnej zmluve prerušil výrobu alebo vykonal tak závažné zmeny, ktoré znemožnili realizáciu splnenia povinností predávajúceho vyplývajúcich z kúpnej zmluvy alebo z dôvodov vyššej moci. Predávajúci je povinný o tejto skutočnosti okamžite informovať kupujúceho a vrátiť mu už zaplatenú zálohu za tovar dohodnutý v kúpnej zmluve.


10.2. Kupujúci je oprávnený odstúpiť od kúpnej zmluvy v lehote 7 pracovných dní od prevzatia tovaru podľa 5 týchto všeobecných obchodných podmienok bez udania dôvodu v súlade s ust. § 12 ods. 1 zákona č. 108/2000 Z.z. o ochrane spotrebiteľa pri podomovom predaji a zásielkovom predaji v znení neskorších predpisov (ďalej len "Zákon o ochrane spotrebiteľa pri zásielkovom predaji").


10.3. Kupujúci odoslaním objednávky predávajúcemu potvrdzuje, že predávajúci včas a riadne splnil svoje informačné povinnosti podľa ust. § 10 Zákona o ochrane spotrebiteľa pri zásielkovom predaji. 


10.4. Odstúpenie od zmluvy musí kupujúci urobiť písomnou formou vo forme vyplneného formulára, ktorého podobu určí predávajúci a jeho vzor umiestni na internetovej stránke predávajúceho. Odoslanie reklamácie.


10.5. Odstúpenie od kúpnej zmluvy podľa prechádzajúceho bodu týchto všeobecných obchodných podmienok musí obsahovať identifikáciu kupujúceho, číslo a dátum objednávky, presnú špecifikáciu tovaru, spôsob, akým má predávajúci vrátiť už prijaté plnenie najmä číslo účtu a/alebo poštovú adresu. Zároveň s odstúpením od kúpnej zmluvy je povinný doručiť predávajúcemu tovar spolu s príslušenstvom vrátane dokumentácie, návodu, záručného listu, dokladu o zaplatení a pod. a vo forme poistenej zásielky.


10.6. V prípade, že kupujúci odstúpi od zmluvy a doručí predávajúcemu tovar, a nie je poškodený alebo neúplný, vráti predávajúci kupujúcemu už zaplatenú kúpnu cenu za tovar uvedenú v záväznom akceptovaní objednávky alebo je časť v lehote 15 kalendárnych dní od doručenia odstúpenia od kúpnej zmluvy a doručenia tovaru predávajúcemu bezhotovostným prevodom na účet kupujúceho určený kupujúcim.


10.7. V prípade, že kupujúci odstúpi od zmluvy a doručí predávajúcemu tovar a nie je poškodený alebo neúplný, vráti predávajúci kupujúcemu už zaplatenú kúpnu cenu za tovar uvedenú v záväznom akceptovaní objednávky alebo je časť zníženú v súlade s ust. § 457 Občianskeho zákonníka o hodnotou jeho opotrebenia vo výške 1% z celkovej ceny tovaru za každý deň používania tovaru a o hodnotu opravy a uvedenia tovaru do pôvodného stavu v lehote 15 kalendárnych dní od doručenia odstúpenia od kúpnej zmluvy a doručenia tovaru predávajúcemu bezhotovostným prevodom na účet kupujúceho určený kupujúcim.


10.8. Za náklady, ktoré kupujúci vynaložil v súvislosti s objednaním tovaru sa považujú náklady na uskutočnenie objednávky, najmä cena za uskutočnenie telefonického hovoru, ktorým kupujúci urobil návrhu na uzavretie kúpnej zmluvy, alebo cena za pripojenie kupujúceho na internetovú stránku predávajúceho, počas ktorej kupujúci vyplnil a odoslal formulár na objednanie tovaru na internetovej stránke alebo napísal a odoslal mail s objednávkou tovaru v trvaní 30 minút.


10.9. V prípade, že kupujúci nesplní niektorú povinnosť uvedenú v bode 10.4. a 10.5. týchto všeobecných obchodných podmienok, odstúpenie od kúpnej zmluvy nie je platné a účinné a predávajúci nie je povinný vrátiť kupujúcemu kúpnu cenu a zároveň má nárok na úhradu nákladov, spojených s odoslaním tovaru naspäť kupujúcemu.


11. Záverečné ustanovenia

  

11.1. Predávajúci si vyhradzuje právo na zmenu týchto všeobecných obchodných podmienok. Povinnosť písomného oznámenia zmeny v týchto všeobecných obchodných podmienkach je splnená umiestnením na internetovej stránke elektronického obchodu predávajúceho.


11.2. V prípade, ak je kúpna zmluva uzatvorená v písomnej forme, akákoľvek jej zmena musí mať písomnú formu.


11.3. V prípade pochybností sa zmluvné strany dohodli, že za dobu používania sa považuje doba od doručenia tovaru kupujúcemu podľa bodu 5.7. týchto všeobecných obchodných podmienok do dňa doručenia tovaru predávajúcemu podľa bodu 11.4. týchto všeobecných obchodných podmienok.


11.4. Zmluvné strany sa dohodli, že komunikácia medzi nimi bude uskutočňovaná vo forme e-mailových správ. 


11.5. Na vzťahy neupravené týmito všeobecnými obchodnými podmienkami sa vzťahujú príslušné ustanovenia Občianskeho zákonníka, Zákona, zákona č. 22/2004 Z.z. o elektronickom obchode a o zmene a doplnení zákona č. 128/2002 Z.z. o štátnej kontrole vnútorného trhu vo veciach ochrany spotrebiteľa a o zmene a doplnení niektorých zákonov v znení zákona č. 284/2002 Z.z. v znení neskorších predpisov a Zákona o ochrane spotrebiteľa pri zásielkovom predaji.


11.6. Tieto všeobecné obchodné podmienky nadobúdajú účinnosť voči kupujúcemu uzavretím kúpnej zmluvy.


11.7. Kupujúci zaslaním objednávky potvrdzuje, že si tieto všeobecné obchodné podmienky prečítal a v celom rozsahu s nimi súhlasí.


 

11.8. Orgán dozoru: Inšpektorát Slovenskej obchodnej inšpekcie v Žiline Pre Žilinský kraj, Predmestská 71 Žilina.

 

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1 FOOLISH DUCATI
1 LCD display
1 remote control
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Technical Specs   

Video mode (Optional): 1080P (1920*1080) 960p(1280*960) 720P(1280*720) WGA(848*480) QVGA (320*240)

View angle: 175°

Photo resolution: 8 MegaPixel

Image sensor: CMOS

Remote control distance: 5M

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Waterproof standard (of case): IP68

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Laser power: In accordance with European Standard 1MW

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Audio/video outputs: Support NTSC/PAL

PC interface: USB 2.0 (may read the data in memory card through USB)

Power comsumption: 400mA@3.7V (MAX)

Lithium battery: 1000mhA

Video time: 2.5 hours

Operating fuction: Support

Storage temperature: ~20°C~60°C

Working temperature: ~10°C~50°C

Working humidity: ~15~85%RH


PACKAGE CONTENTS   

1 FOOLISH
1 LCD display
1 remote control
1 waterproof case
1 battery
1 flat holder
1 curve holder
1 usb cable
1 AC adapter
1 AV cable
1 lens protection
1 string
1 small mount
1 longer screw
1 extra mount
1 user manual

299.99 € buy

FOOLISH

FOOLISH is the professional camera to film your performance in FULL HD

(1920p×1080p) with the biggest possible wide-angle lens available in the field: 175°! Tested by Nilox Champions Team, it is possible to wear it or fix it on your fellow traveller (motorbike, ski helmet, surfboard, windsurf, etc.) thanks to the accessories available. Provided with waterproof case, that grants an impermeability up to 60 meters, FOOLISH makes you see and share your performance and allows you to take photos up to 8 MegaPixels too.

Technical Specs    

Video mode (Optional): 1080P (1920*1080) 960p(1280*960) 720P(1280*720) WGA(848*480) QVGA (320*240)

View angle: 175°

Photo resolution: 8 MegaPixel

Image sensor: CMOS

Remote control distance: 5M

Remote control frequency: 433,92 Mhz

Frame rate: 1080P/30fps 960P/30fps 720P/60fps 720P/30fps WGA/60fps QVGA/30fps

Waterproof standard (of case): IP68

Waterproof depth (of case): 60M

Laser power: In accordance with European Standard 1MW

Digital zoom: 4x Digital zoom

Audio/video outputs: Support NTSC/PAL

PC interface: USB 2.0 (may read the data in memory card through USB)

Power comsumption: 400mA@3.7V (MAX)

Lithium battery: 1000mhA

Video time: 2.5 hours

Operating fuction: Support

Storage temperature: ~20°C~60°C

Working temperature: ~10°C~50°C

Working humidity: ~15~85%RH


PACKAGE CONTENTS    

1 FOOLISH
1 waterproof case
1 battery
1 flat holder
1 curve holder
1 usb cable
1 AC adapter
1 AV cable
1 lens protection
1 string
1 small mount
1 longer screw
1 extra mount
1 user manual

249.99 € buy

TUBE

Film yourself in HD action with Nilox Tube: 5 megapixel photos, viewangle of 120°, waterproof up...

With the accessories included, take it with you because now you are the star of the show!

Technical Specs    

Sensor: 5 Mega pixel CMOS sensor

Lens: 120º ultra wide angle field of view

Focur Range: 0.5m - inf

Video: 720p: 1280x720 pixels (16:9), 30 fps

WVGA: 848x480 pixels (16:9), 30 fps

Format: H.264 compression, saved as MPEG4 (.mov) file

Photo: Resolution: 5 Mega Pixel in JPEG format

Capture Modes: Single photo

Audio Built-in: High quality microphone ADPCM Compression, Automatic Gain Control 

Storage: MicroSD/MicroSDHC with minimum Class 6 (not included) Average Recording Times: about 6 hours (using 32GB mSD card in 720p)

Connection: USB2.0 (for data connection and battery charging)
HDMI
Power: Built-in 1050 mAH Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life: Approx. 3 hrs

Housing: Depth up to 30 feet / 10 meters


PACKAGE CONTENTS   

1 TUBE
1 CamLocker Ball Joint
1 CamLocker Ball Joint (L)
1 Cam Locker
1 Helmet Mount
1 Fitting Piece
1 CamLocker Key
1 Single Sided Adhesive - Helmet
2 Double Sided Adhesive - Helmet
1 Single Sided Adhesive - Fitting
1 Double Sided Adhesive - Fitting
1 Mount strap - short
1 Mount strap - medium
1 Neoprene Carry Bag
1 USB cable
1 Secure String
1 User Manual

199.99 € buy

ACTION CAM MINI

Show your point of view while you are on the move with the entry level action camera by Nilox.

-HD Ready (1280X720 pixels)
-30 frames per second
-120° view angle
-Waterproof 60m (waterproof case included)
-Photo format: jpeg (2048*1536 pixels)
-Head strap accessory
-Flat adhesive mount
-Curved adhesive mount
-Storage capacity: 32 gigabyte

Technical Specs   

Image Sensor: 1/4 color CMOS Image Sensor

Mode: Video / Photo / Preview

Shell Material: Plastic / Heavy duty Steel

Video: 720P 1280 X 720 pixels, 30fps

Photo: Resolution: 2048X1536pixels

Viewing angle: 120 and 90 degree

Display: 2.0 inches TFT Colorful LCD

Video Format: M-JPEG(AVI)

Photo Format: JPEG

Audio Recording: On

Recording Medium: Micro SD Card (2GB~32GB, class 4)

Interface: USB 2.0

Battery: Rechargeable 650mp Li-ion Battery


PACKAGE CONTENTS    

1 P.O.V.
1 Waterproof Case
1 Head Strap
1 Flat Adhesive Mount
1 Curved Adhesive Mount
1 650mp Li-ion Battery
1 USB Cable
1 User Manual

149.99 € buy

SWIMSONIC BY F.PELLEGRINI

Nilox and the world swimming champion Federica Pellegrini have created SwimSonic

The top seller water-resistant MP3 player: improve your performance in the water and have fun while you keep fit. Hook SwimSonic on your swim googles or on the bands included in the package. SwimSonic is also available in Gisela Pulido’s version.


PACKAGE CONTENTS    

1 Product Unit
1 User Manual
2 Headset
1 Silicon Arm Band
1 plastic Band
1 USB Cable

109.99 € buy

ACTION PHONE

Your smartphone becomes an action cam through Action Phone, the special wide-view angle

(170° fish eye thanks to the special Nilox lens) action cover created by Nilox. Waterproof (max. 3m), polycarbonate case which ensures an extreme protection. Accessories for bike and moto as well as a belt clip are included.

PACKAGE CONTENTS    

1 COVER
1 Lens 170°
1 Belt Clip
1 Bar-mount for bike/moto

99.99 € buy

BASIC

BASIC WATERPROOF MP3 PLAYER is your ideal training partner while swimming

thanks to its ergonomic earphones and to its shape, designed to be hooked/put on your goggles. It’s compatible with MP3 and WMA formats. It’s equipped with an internal rechargeable battery which allows 6 hours of continuous play. It has IPX8 waterproofing technology and USB 2.0 High Speed Interface. Read carefully the manual before using it.

PACKAGE CONTENTS    

1 Product Unit
1 User Manual
1 hooked headset
1 USB Cable

89.99 € buy

AQUAPAD

The exclusive Federica Pellegrini design is compatible with all tablets.

Touch-screen goes on working. Carry strap included.


PACKAGE CONTENTS    

1 Aquapad cover unit with adjustable and detachable carry strap

29.99 € buy

AQUAPHONE

Beach, pool, rain: do not worry about your smartphone anymore.

The exclusive Federica Pellegrini design is compatible with all smartphones. External jack connector 3.5 mm to listen to the music.

PACKAGE CONTENTS    

1 Aquaphone cover unit with adjustable and detachable armband

19.99 € buy

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AKOSTNÉ ODRODOVÉ VÍNO ČERVENÉ SUCHÉ

AKCIA zľava 20% z pôvodných 15 eur, prvých 30 objednávok darčekový obal s podpisom Petra Sagana!!!

 

Ročník: 2011
Pôvod:
Nitrianska vinohradnícka oblasť
Vlastnosti:
Vynikajúca odroda sýtočervenej až fialovej farby. Môžete v ňom postrehnúť typický cabernetový podtón s vôňou drobného lesného ovocia a nádychom slivkového lekváru. Zrením jeho kvalita narastá. Veríme, že Vám ulahodí k tmavému mäsu, špecialitám z diviny a ku kvalitným tvrdým syrom.
Alkohol:
12,5 %
Objem fľaše:
0,75 l
Balenie:

cena je za 1 ks

Minimalna objednavka 3 ks vína (môže byť aj mix červeneho a bieleho)

Karton na 3ks vína alebo 6 ks vína  

Doprava: grátis

 

12 € buy

SAUVIGNON

AKOSTNÉ ODRODOVÉ VÍNO BIELE SUCHÉ

AKCIA zľava 20% z pôvodných 15 eur, prvých 30 objednávok darčekový obal s podpisom Petra Sagana!!!

 

Ročník: 2011
Pôvod:
Južnoslovenská vinohradnícka oblasť
Vlastnosti:
Ponúkame Vám Sauvignon - biele suché svieže víno s prenikavou sviežou arómou. Jeho príťažlivosť vyzdvihuje jemná kyslosť a výrazná ovocná a odrodovo typická vôňa zrelých citrusov a sušených marhúľ. Ideálne chutí ku korenistým jedlám východnej kuchyne, bielym mäsám alebo zeleninovým pokrmom.
Alkohol:
13 %
Objem fľaše:
0,75 l
Balenie:
(3 ks. fliaš x 0,75 l) cena je za 1 ks

kartón (6 ks. fliaš x 0,75 l) doprava GRATIS

 

12 € buy