Peter Sagan is a Slovak professional cyclist, 3-time cycling road race world champion, 6-time Tour de France points winner, and winner of the 2018 Paris-Roubaix. In 2017, he became the first man in the history of the sport to win three consecutive road race World Championships, ensuring his entry into the record books as one of the greatest riders of all time. In addition to the world championships, he has won five Tour de France green jerseys, has won the Monument race at the Tour of Flanders, and has had further achievements in mountain biking. Thanks to his flair in the saddle and unmatched charisma with the media, Sagan has quickly become the most prominent ambassador for the sport.
"If cycling's new era has a spirit animal, it is Peter Sagan--[He is] undeniably the coolest thing going in the pro field. He's a hero for the post-modern age, at once a throwback and disruptor, someone who can break the mold while simultaneously paying tribute to the versatility of past legends." --Andrew Hood, VeloNews"He is a shining light for cycling right now; a star with seemingly limitless ability and box office appeal. As Usain Bolt was for athletics, so Sagan is for his sport." --Daily Telegraph"Sagan is one of the biggest stars in cycling right now because he's incredibly talented, not to mention affable and fun. . . . If you were having a party, you would want him there because he would sing karaoke. While doing a one-handed wheelie. On a picnic table." --New York Times"He has fun on the bike. And he doesn't do it so they cheer for him, but because it gives them pleasure. He is a showman on two wheels." --Marc Madiot, 2-time winner of Paris-Roubaix"As a physical specimen, there are not a lot like him. He's in the company of Cancellara, Hinault, Indurain; he's a special one. He's everything that's good about cycling." --Sean Yates, Tinkoff sport director "At moments where he ought to be too knackered to celebrate victory, he pops a wheelie over the finish line. In a serious sport for skinny loners, Sagan invites everyone to smile with him. He makes professional cycling fun." --Rouleur"Agile and professional, light-hearted and very focussed, fun and deep: Sagan, three world-championship golds in a row, has become the face of cycling." --Gazetta Dello Sport"Sagan possesses a devastating mix of weapons. Technically, he has breathtaking bunch craft and bike handling. Athletically, he is as versatile as his many haircuts, able to challenge for all but the hilliest Classics and Grand Tour general classifications. Aesthetically, he brings indie freshness to this fusty sport with his motocross sunglasses and rock band looks."--Rouleur "Three world titles in a row: what Peter Sagan has achieved is unique."--Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium)"Tremendous character and genius." --El Pais (Spain)"Second Coming of the Cannibal? You'll never get him to admit it, but Peter Sagan just might be the Eddy Merckx of his generation--only with better victory celebrations. Indeed, Sagan is a genetic freak the likes of which the sport has not seen in decades, if ever. During Sagan's first three years in the pro ranks, he's outsprinted sprinters, out-climbed climbers, and excelled at just about everything in between." --Bicycling "The most spectacular cyclist of our time." --Frankfurter Allgemein (Germany)"He is the superstar of world cycling: funny, always joking and damn successful." --Bild (Germany)"I have never seen a rider like him. I don't think anyone has. He is the first-of-a-kind rider. You can expect everything because he can win what he wants. Anything. If he wins the Tour de France someday, it will not be a surprise to me. Watch out." --Ivan Basso, former professional cyclist"He is so popular not just among fans but also in the peloton that when he won the world road race title last September, he stopped at the finish line to swap high fives with the riders he had beaten." --SkySports.com (UK)