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Sagan is Sportsman of the Year 2015

Cyclist Peter Sagan and the national soccer team won the Sportsman of the Year award.

Peter Sagan (Source: TASR/AP)

The votes of 114 journalists decided that the World Champion in Road Cycling Peter Sagan and the national soccer team led by coach Ján Kozák won the annual award Sportsman of the Year. 

Sagan triumphed in the vote by 94 votes ahead of the World Champion in Walking Matej Toth, according to the TASR newswire. In September, Sagan secured one of the biggest sport successes of Slovakia since its independence in 1993, when he won the gold medal in Richmond, US. He is the first Slovak ever to win the World Championship title. Sagan has already won the title once before, in 2013. 

Read also: Read also:Sagan wins the road world championships

For the national football team it is the fourth time they have won the vote: earning the title in 2009, 2010, and 2014. This year it was also due to their historic advance to the Euro 2016 championship in France, TASR wrote. The leader of the team Marek Hamšík said following the ceremony that the year 2015 could hardly be any better for the national football team.

"We have managed to advance to the European championship, which is a fantastic success," he said.

Read also: Read also:Slovakia qualified for EURO 2016 in France

 

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