Peter Sagan wearing the green jersey on stage at the Tour de France, with his arms aloft.

Gallery: The incredible career of Peter Sagan, one of the all-time greats

Join us as we bid farewell to one of the sport's great showmen, a rider who was capable of so much and entertained so many.

Matt de Neef
by Matt de Neef 06.10.2023 Photography by
Cor Vos and Kristof Ramon
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This past weekend, road cycling waved goodbye to one of its all-time greats. At the Tour de Vendée, Slovakia’s Peter Sagan rode his way to a largely inconspicuous ninth place, hopped off his bike, and called time on a remarkable 14 years as a pro racer.

Sagan ends his career with a staggering 121 victories to his name, including:

Apart from those results (and so many more), Sagan was perhaps best known for his stranglehold on the points classification at the Tour de France. He won green in all seven Tours he finished between 2012 and 2019 – an-all time record. No rider has spent more days in green at the Tour than Sagan (a total of 130).

The Slovakian was a true showman, a rider capable of extraordinary feats on the bike, and one who was supremely entertaining to watch. While it’s been a few years now since he was at his world-beating best, he’ll surely be missed by anyone who had the privilege of seeing him race in his heyday.

So as Sagan leaves the road behind and turns his attention back to mountain biking, join us as we pay tribute to one of the greatest road cycling has ever seen.

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