It has been nearly five years since one of Peter Sagan’s many remarkable accomplishments. On Sunday 18 September 2016, he won the European Champion title.
Photo: TASR / APAnd Alexandra Panagiotidou
Soon after the European champion title, Peter Sagan won the world title again.
In Blomlick, France, he dominated the sprint finish for the mass start race.
He became the first cyclist in the elite class to do so. Previously, only riders under the age of 23 and juniors participated in a Continental Road Championship.
Were there no European championships last year? The then world champion responded with a smile at the end (he defended that title for the first time in a month).
On Sunday, September 12, he will present again at the European Championships, this time in Trentino, Italy. It will stand at its prime after three years.
He did not compete with the European champion, as he was the owner of the rainbow.
“Since 2016, the European Championships have undoubtedly made great progress.
I don’t know how much my victory contributed to that, but I’m glad I was able to add at least a small part to it,” Sagan told the portal. Cyclingnews.com.
“For this year’s event, I’m sure it will have a higher standard that guarantees an exciting race,” added the Jilina native, who is returning to competition for the first time after quitting the Tour de France with a knee injury.
He also underwent surgery and missed the Tokyo Olympics.
“My recovery is in full swing. I am training intensely to get back to my best level possible.” He also posted a video from the training on social networks:
According to foreign portals, the ME track profile of 179 kilometers can suit him. However, he warns that it will not be an easy task.
“In races like the European Championships, there are many factors that can affect it. Almost everyone is out of our control.”
“For this reason, it is impossible to predict what it will look like. The only thing I am sure of is that I will do my best and try to achieve the best possible result.”
Also on the starting list were Tour de France winner and bronze from Slovenian Tadej Poggar of Tokyo, Around Flanders winner Kasper Asgreen and talented Belgian Remco Evenepoel.
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