One of the brightest figures in cycling is surprisingly retiring
Peter Sagan, one of cycling’s biggest touring stars of the last 10 years, has surprisingly announced his retirement from racing at the end of the 2023 season.
The Slovakian is 33 years old but was expected to continue to feature in the major competitions as he remains a superstar and one of the highest paid aces.
Sagan is called Peter the Great because of his achievements, and this season he will drive for the “Team TotalEnergies” team. An exceptional sprinter, he is a three-time World Road Cycling Champion (2015, 2016, 2017).
And his record achievement of being a seven-time winner of the green jersey for the best sprinter in the Tour de France earned him the other popular nickname – The Terminator. He won a total of 12 stages in the race, considered the most significant in the sport.
In addition, he finished with the green jersey at the “Giro” of Italy, he also won four stages of the “Vuelta” of Spain – the other two races of the Grand Tour.
“This will be my last appearance on the tour – announced Sagan today. – After this year you won’t see me again. I will concentrate on the Olympics in Paris, I want to participate there. After that – I have no idea.”
The Slovakian entered the Rio 2016 mountain bike race but finished 35th. In Paris next year, he will look for the more traditional disciplines of road cycling.