Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan signed a two-year contract with the French team TotalEnergies.
This was confirmed on Tuesday by the organization’s manager Jean-René Bernaudeau. He will finish the current season in Bora-hansgrohe, he will join the new team after this year.
Together with Sagan, the Polish Maciej Bodnar and the Italian Daniel Oss will also work in the group in 2022 and 2023, the official website of the team informed about it.
The 31-year-old Slovak racer announced his departure from Bory-hansgrohe at the end of July, and his new employer promises to help him move from the UCI ProTour category to a higher level.
“We are rightly proud of Peter’s commitment. He is clearly one of the most popular riders in the world and a great talent.
This contract clearly confirms our sporting ambitions, Peter is very competitive and will definitely bring us victories, “said Bernaudeau, who would like to gain the status of a WorldTour team by 2023.
Sagan started his professional career in the Liquigas jersey, where he worked from 2010 to 2014, then under the name Cannondale.
His next steps continued in Tinkoff, and in 2017 he signed for Bore for five years. Sagan has won four wins this season and won the Gire points competition.
He was twice fifth at the Tour de France 2021 and had to resign before the 12th stage due to a knee injury. During his career, he won 118 triumphs and won the green jersey at the Tour de France seven times.Read more Confirmed, Sagana will replace the Irish rival. He brings a sprint train
“This is a new adventure and I’m really looking forward to it. Jean-Rene is a manager who wants to change established in world cycling. I hope I can help the team achieve their goals and win as many races in a new jersey as possible.
Of course, this season I will still focus on achieving goals with my current team, but in the winter I will join a new group with the right winning spirit, “said Sagan on the Total Energies team’s website.
The three-time world champion and seven-time winner of the green jersey at the Tour de France will also bring his sponsor and bicycle manufacturer Specialized to the new team. Riders will wear the Sportful brand.
“A champion like Sagan and sponsors like Specialized or a clothing partner from Sportful will accelerate our sports project and attract more talent. Peter will be one of our key figures and, in addition to his sporting quality, he will also bring experience, “said Bernaudeau.
Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by sport.pravda.sk.
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