Sagan starts the season off well, winning the People’s Choice Classic

The Slovak cyclist is the first foreign racer to win this event since 2015.

Peter Sagan(Source: AP/SITA)

Peter Sagan opened cycling season with a victory in the People’s Choice Classic, a 50.6 kilometre long race, in Australian Adelaide on January 14.

The race was a classical “starter” before the initial event of the WorldTour series in the new season, the Tour Down Under (January 16-21), the Sme daily wrote.

Sagan had a time of 1:04:25, beating André Greipel and Caleb Ewans. His victory, however, was decided by photo-finish. The Slovak racer is the first foreign cyclist to win this event since 2015; last year, he finished third.

Cyclists complete 22 legs, 2.3 km in length, starting and finishing on Wakefield Road.

What will Sagan do next?

“I am very happy,” said Sagan said, as quoted by the cyclingnews.com website. “I was in a good position but some guys came from the back and closed on me a little bit. But in the end, it went very well. I am very happy and didn’t expect to win today.”

Soon, Sagan will lead the Bora-Hansgrohe team during the Tour Down Under and will also take part in the support team for Sam Bennett and Australian Jay McCarthy in the finishing legs.

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

Maya expert: The world we live in is not the only one possible

Leading Slovak expert contributes to rewriting Maya history.

Milan Kováč

Slovakia had followers of Palach

Despite the efforts of the communist regime, people kept Jan Palach and his protest in their memory.

One of the student demonstrations in Bratislava, 1969.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 18 and January 27, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

‘All his own work’

To preserve their credibility, real academics must call out plagiarism.

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko