“I’m so glad this is the last one,” cycling superstar Peter Sagan told Eurosport after finishing the 2023 Tour de France.
The seven-time green jersey winner at the Tour announced his retirement from road cycling in January after a career that saw him winning classics like Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders, 12 Tour de France stages, and three consecutive World Championships road races.
Having three rainbow jerseys is also what Sagan highlights looking back at almost 14 years as a professional cyclist.
“Definitely as victories, the three World Championships. You have to take those three special victories as one,” the 33-year-old Slovak said according to Cyclingnews .
Recently the TotalEnergies rider finished what he called the hardest Tour de France of his life with an eighth place on stage 11 as his best stage result.
Sagan emphasised at the Grand Tour that he is happy with what he has achieved on the road.
“The glory I think will stay; I’ve got nothing to prove any more. What I did is done and that’s good. It’s also a very nice period of my life – all the things I did in road cycling. But everyone has to finish at some point,” he told Cycling Weekly .“I’ve done my job. Now I want to concentrate on myself and my family, and also to have some fun in mountain biking. Where I started, I would like to finish.”And it is exactly on the mountain bike where he has set himself a new goal – to go to Paris […]