Peter Sagan will race at the Giro d’Italia 2020. This is the first Giro to be followed by the Slovak bicycle racing superstar . Aside from Giro, Sagan will also continue to play in the Tour de France next season.
Sagan is the holder of three world titles. The BORA-hansgrohe racer has tasted almost all of the prestigious races in the world. There is only one big race that has not yet been tested, namely the Giro d’Italia.
Together with the Tour de France, and La Vuelta a Espana, the Giro d’Italia is included in three Grand Tour races . This is the most prestigious event in the professional bicycle racing competition in the world.
After more than a decade of racing, Sagan finally made his debut at the Giro next year. This was marked by the presence of Sagan in the presentation of the Giro d’Italia 2020 route in Milan, Thursday (10/24) night. Giro will be held May 9-31, 2020.
“In the last ten years I have had the opportunity, and the privilege to compete, many times, in some of the most prestigious races held in Italy. However, I always feel that something is missing, namely the Giro d’Italia, “he said.
According to Sagan, Giro d’Italia is a race that is desired by all racers of the world. No exception to him. Because, Corsa Rosa (Giro nickname) is one of the most beautiful races, as well as the most challenging in the world.
“This is why I am pleased to announce that on 9 May I will be at the starting line, in Budapest. I am ready to take part in this iconic Grand Tour , for the first time, “explained Sagan on the official BORA-hansgrohe website.
Sagan was enthusiastic because because of the Grande Partenza and the first three stages the Giro was held in Hungary. Country close to his hometown, Slovakia. “I’m sure Slovak support will be felt along the path,” he said.
Ralph Denk, manager of the BORA-hansgrohe team, supports his drivers’ steps to take part in the Giro next year. According to Denk, it would be incomplete if Sagan did not race at the Giro.
“A champion like him in my opinion should race at the Giro. At least once in his career. For me, that also shows respect for the Giro, “said Denk.
Besides Giro, Sagan will also race on the 2020 Tour de France. This event is indeed his favorite. Sagan has wowed eight times in the Tour de France, from 2012 to 2019. He has won seven Green Jersey .
“Fans in France don’t need to worry. Because Peter will also compete in the Tour de France in July, “said Denk.
Denk’s remarks signal that Sagan will be absent from La Vuelta a Espana 2020. Sagan has raced four times at La Vuelta. Starting in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2018. His best achievement is only runner up in the final standings of Green Jersey in 2018. (playing bicycle)