Peter Sagan reacts to reports of his demise

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After closing the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia 2020 cycling race,  Team Bora-Hansgrohe rider Peter Sagan has said that the reports that he is past his best are exaggerated.

Therefore, Sagan has shrugged off suggestions that he is past his best and is not even contemplating retirement.

Cyclingnews also reported that the 30-year-old rider who won three consecutive road-race titles in 2015, 2016, and 2017 has plans to race until at least 2024.

Sagan’s 12th season will be in 2021 and his fifth for Bora-Hansgrohe if he continues as planned.

Sagan, who made his first appearance in 2010 at WorldTour level with Liquigas at the age of 20, has won two stages at Paris-Nice, causing upset against some big-name rivals and overall contenders in both finishes.

He continued from where he stopped with success at two stages at the Amgen Tour of California before taking a haul of other placings. He became one of the biggest personalities in cycling by virtue of his success. His bike skills made him a likable, standout character, and he rapidly became one of the highest-paid riders in the peloton.

Sagan’s other successes include a victory at the Tour of Flanders in 2016, Paris-Roubaix in 2018, Gent-Wevelgem in 2013, seven points jersey competitions, 2016 and 2018, 12 stages at the Tour de France,  and a huge haul of other races.

However, he would want to forget 2020 in a hurry, having won just a race this year: a stage at the Giro d’Italia to c. En route to winning the race, he attacked from onset to ensure his rival Arnaud Démare (Groupama–FDJ) didn’t beat him in the sprint.

Other notable records in 2020 for Sagan include the second-place finish on four other stages at the Giro d’Italia, top-five finish at the Tour de France on six stages, and a second-place finish in the points competition in both Grand Tours.

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