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What’s in Peter Sagan’s Itinerary for 2018?

By Adam Marsal

Even Bora-Hansgrohe’s team manager Ralph Denk bet Peter Sagan won’t win for the third time in a row… and lost. At the age of 27, the unbeatable Slovak phenomenon became the unparalleled third consecutive World Champion in Bergen, Norway, last September. So, what can we expect from him this season?

Promising spring

After kicking off the 2018 season by winning the 4th stage of the Australian Tour Down Under, Peter’s heading to take the lead in upcoming events in Italy and Belgium. For he already showed he could take a win in the Harelbeke, Gent–Wevelgem or Tour of Flanders in the past, his chances might be high also this spring.

Less racing

Many famous tennis players have benefited from this tactic before: big stars like Roger Federer, Novak Djoković or Stan Wawrinka decided to focus on fewer matches last year to achieve better overall results. This is exactly what Peter Sagan is up to with his schedule for this year. Peter has already declared to trade absence from several spring classics for being stronger for the rest of the year. Apart from this, he explained an intended schedule reduction by a desire to spend as much time as possible with his wife Katarína and son Marlon in Monaco. Thumbs up!

Fight for the fourth World Champion title

According to the experts, the World Championship’s mountainous profile in Innsbruck doesn’t meet Sagan’s taste. But we know that Peter is the Master of Surprise and even his Spanish coach Patxi Vila warned about underestimating Peter’s chances. Sagan himself labelled the fourth consecutive world title “not impossible” despite those 4,670 metres of climbing in Austria.

Some new tattoos?

Everybody knows that you might get tattoo-addicted right after the first piece. Is this also going to be the case of Peter Sagan? Slovak cycling hero unveiled his own Joker-stylized portrait with the infamous cinematic quote “Why so serious?” at the end of the last year. Are there some more flashes coming soon?

Impressive spurts

As a young rider competing for the Slovak cycling team in Žilina, Peter Sagan has been marked as incredibly strong and capable. Nothing has changed since then as Peter is able to perform as strong final spurt as in Bergen where he stole the World Champ title from the rest of the peloton.

Mischievous behaviour

Peter is known for turning banal things into entertaining. Hilarious posts, funny gestures, unexpected pranks, endless shenanigans – and there is more what makes Peter one of the most favourite riders in the peloton. And we’re eager to see more of him soon.

Seeing him more on four wheels

Custom built 1970 Dodge Charger has been Sagan’s dream since childhood. After he bought it almost two years ago, photos of the incredible muscle with the 1000 HP V8 engine were shown in all possible petrol head’s magazines but only rarely with Peter behind the wheel. Is he going to spare some time to have a ride more often now?

Victorious wheelies

On the rear wheel only – this is the way Peter loves to finish the race. We wish him more happy wheelies in 2018.