>>>>Peter Sagan rider profile and results

Nationality: Slovakian
Date of birth: January 26, 1990
Height: 183cm
Weight: 74kg
Team: Tinkoff-Saxo
Twitter: @petosagan

Major wins: 4x stage wins Tour de France, 4x green points competition Tour de France, Tour of California 2015 overall, 2015 road race world champion

Peter Sagan is one of the world’s most powerful and versatile bike riders. Sprinter, puncheur, Classics rider; Sagan has the ability to do it all, which means it’s no surprise that the he has such an impressive palmares already.

Sagan has competed in the Tour de France on four occasions and won the green points jersey every time, as well as recording four stage wins at the world’s biggest bike race. He’s also recorded some impressive results at the Classics, including second place finishes at both Milan – San Remo and the Tour of Flanders.

But with that versatile bike riding talent, which began in mountain biking as junior in his native Slovakia, Sagan has become somewhat of a marked man in the peloton, meaning race wins and stage wins are becoming harder and harder to come by as other riders refuse to help him to the finish.

It’s happened more than once in the Classics, but also in the Tour, where Sagan has been unable to claim a stage win since 2013. In fact, Sagan has now become as well known for finishing second as he has for his accomplishments at the Tour and took to jumping in breakaways in the 2015 edition as he hunted for that elusive win, all the while hoovering up the intermediate sprint points for the green jersey.

His early pro career saw him compete as part of the Liquigas/Cannondale team from 2010-2014, before joining Russian super-squad Tinkoff, where the pressure has been significantly higher on him to achieve bigger results in one-day races and the Grand Tours.

After a difficult 2015 spring classics season, Sagan took his second overall career victory at the Tour of California in May, then took a fourth green jersey at the Tour. In September, he won the men’s road race at the World Championships.

Wearing the rainbow jersey, Sagan won the 2016 editions of Ghent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders.

Also well known for his jovial attitude on an off the bike, you’re quite likely to catch Sagan pulling off a few wheelies or photo-bombing some of his fellow riders.