Last Friday (11), through social media and interviews, Peter Sagan said he would change course within professional sport. Now, the cyclist will only participate in competitions aimed at mountain biking and revealed that next year he will compete with Specialized Factory Racing.
“I think all my fans and people deserved to know now that it would be my last year on the road. They need to know. That’s why the ad in San Juan. But if I do mountain biking next year, I can still come here to race, maybe with the national team or with the TotalEnergies team”, said Peter Sagan when declaring that 2023 would be his last year on the World Tour.
In addition to a new stage in his professional career, the cyclist also has the desire to compete in the Olympic Games in Paris, in 2024. However, the athlete needs to earn enough points to be able to qualify and compete with Slovakia, his country of origin. .
The cyclist revealed how the year 2023 will be with his current TotalEnergies team: “I still have to finish on the road this year with Team TotalEnergies. We’ll see later next season. I have to do the Plouay, Bretagne Classic – Ouest – France, and in mid-September I have another race, and finish with the last one in Vendee, Tour de Vendée in France”.
Peter Sagan started his career in mountain biking becoming a junior champion in 2008, and soon after, the cyclist made the change in his career focusing on the road sport. With the transition, the athlete managed to win the Tour de France seven times, as well as 12 stages of the competition. In his background, Tour de Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and UCI Road World Championships also fill his acquired gold medals.