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Bike star Sagan announces resignation from the street

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Three-time road world champion Peter Sagan will retire from the World Tour at the end of the season. In 2024 the Slovakian wants to end his career at the Olympic Games on mountain bikes.

The 33-year-old announced on the sidelines of the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina that he would limit himself to mountain biking next year and that his career would end at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

“I always wanted to quit mountain biking because that’s how it all started. It’s important to me to spend time with my son Marlon and to stop seeing life from a cyclist’s perspective. It was never my dream to ride when I was 40 or 50,” said Sagan, who became 2008 Junior World and European Mountain Bike Champion, in a video.

The Slovak started his road racing career in 2011 and has racked up 121 victories to date. From 2015 to 2017 he won the world champion’s rainbow jersey three times in a row and also celebrated victories at the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. Sagan has won the Tour de France green jersey seven times, more than anyone else. He also achieved twelve stage victories in the most important stage race in the world. (SDA)

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