Juraj Sagan will be stopping his bike after this season. Peter Sagan’s brother drove his last race in Australia on Sunday with the World Cup on the road.
The 33-year-old Sagan thinks that’s enough after fifteen years in the pro peloton. He began his career with continental Dukla Trencin-Merida and competed at the highest level for thirteen seasons. In his career, he played for the colors of Liquigas, Cannondale, Tinkoff and BORA-Hansgrohe, before playing for total energy Drove. The Slovak has always ridden alongside his brother Peter and has often competed in the same races as the three-time world champion. Sagan was at the start of the Tour de France, which was also his only major Tour. At the ninth stage, he ran out of time and had to retreat.
In his last race, Sagan showed a lot of fighting spirit. He was in the leading group since the start of the race. With 45 kilometers to go, Sagan was pushed back by the peloton and thought he was good: he got off right away. Perhaps the Slovakian would not have wished for a better ending. His brother made it to the finish and rushed to seventh in the chase group. Remco Evenepoel won the rainbow jersey after a dominant showing and a solo race of over 25 kilometres.
Sagan is best known as “Brother”
During his career, Sagan was known by the nickname “Brother”. Looking at his younger brother’s results, it’s no surprise: Peter became a three-time world champion, won the Flanders Grand Prix, the Paris-Roubaix, and was on the podium seven times in Paris as the Tour de France green jersey winner. . Big brother Juraj can’t compete with his palms, but he shouldn’t be dissatisfied: he’s become a four-time national champion on the road.
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