Peter Sagan plans to ‘party’ at e-mountain bike world championships


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Peter Sagan plans to blast the post-Tour de France cobwebs with a dive into E-MTB worlds next month.

The Gazzetta dello Sport announced that the Slovak will start the electric mountain bike race at the world championships in Les Gets on August 26.

“I can’t be competitive and I’m not going for that,” Sagan told Gazzetta. “For me it will be a celebration, a way of giving back to the fans at least some of the affection they give me.”

Sagan is no stranger to the rough stuff after regular jaunts on his full fleet of bikes. An appearance at the Olympic Mountain Bike Games at Rio 2016 and a recent race at the Unbound Gravel 100 are among his multi-surface track record.

The 32-year-old’s decision to step on the accelerator in Les Gets would be a brilliant idea for cycling sponsor Specialized and its longtime supporters of 100% Sportful sunglasses and apparel.

Sagan flew pretty far off the radar on his 11th Tour this month in part of his high-profile debut season for TotalEnergies.

Five top-six finishes but no trip to the podium saw the former green jersey dominator usurped by a new generation as he reeled from what was his third COVID contact in June.

Currently training at altitude in the United States, Sagan will return to race mode at the Bemer Cyclassic on August 21 before recharging his engine for e-worlds the following week.

Sagan is expected to finish his season at the Canadian One Day Championships and World Road Championships, all races he has won before. Maybe some e-bike play will recharge his mojo before his much-publicized downfall.


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