Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Cycling star Sagan tried mountain bike race but fell

World cycling champion, Slovak Peter Sagan, tried a mountain bike race in Austrian Graz but fell.

Peter Sagan(Source: TASR)

After a seven year break, the star road cyclist Sagan wanted to go back to his roots – he is a junior world champion in mountain biking from 2008 – but ended after five legs in the Austrian race on April 24 when he fell. In the fall, he suffered minor injuries and destroyed the bike. However, he walked to the finishing line on his own.

He is planning one more mountain bike race soon, in the Czech town of Teplice on April 30, the Sme daily wrote in April 25.

According to unofficial information, he wants to try for the nomination for the Rio Olympics 2016 on mountain bike, as the local road-race track does not suit him well. “I am not thinking about the Olympics right now,” he said secretively and mysteriously to Sme. “I am focusing on the Tour of California and preparations for the Tour de France.”

 

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Slovaks speak the worst English in central Europe

Seven out of ten job applicants in Slovakia claim to speak English.

Illustrative Stock Photo

Journalists should resist the temptation to tweet

There is still a need for old-fashioned news reporters who just get the facts out there, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson.

Ian Johnson

We refuse Fico's attacks against journalists

More than 480 journalists have signed a statement condemning the most recent verbal attacks of the former prime minister against journalists.

Slovak journalists at one of protest rallies organised in response to the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée.

UPDATED: Police investigate protest organisers over Soros allegations

The National Criminal Agency wants to see the accounts of the protest organisers due to a criminal complaint alleging they are paid by George Soros.