There is no doubt that Peter Sagan will go down in history as one of the legends of professional cycling. The Slovak rider has won the UCI World Championship three years in a row, and having won the prestigious ‘Maillot Vert’ points jersey the first time he rode the Tour de France in 2012, he has won the jersey every year until 2016.
With 104 professional wins to his name, Peter has proved he can win at every type of race from the one-day ‘Classics’ to three-week long stage races and the first European Championship, and he is famous for his incredible bike-handling skills and sheer strength.
While he makes winning look easy today, his life as a professional cyclist is the result of many years of hard work and struggle. Born in Žilina, Slovakia, in his early races he rode just in trainers and a t-shirt, and drank only water looking out of place among other riders racing in lycra and using high tech sports drinks. Having never forgotten his humble beginnings, he always makes time for his supporters many of whom travel from far and wide to watch ‘The Tourminator’ race and to win.