Peter Sagan will ride for Team TotalEnergies in 2022
Peter Sagan has been confirmed in the French second division team Team TotalEnergies, after five years at Bora-Hansgrohe.
The Slovakian star announced a few days ago that he will be leaving Bora-Hansgrohe for a new challenge and it has been confirmed that TotalEnergies will be that challenge.
The French team announced with “immense pride” having announced the three-time world champion as they continue to build their team to travel to the UCI WorldTour.
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Alongside Sagan, runners Maciej Bodnar and Daniel Oss will also join TotalEnergies from Bora-Hansgrohe. To this huge offering is added bicycle maker Specialized, clothing brand Sportful as well as new shoes, tires, helmets, wheels and components.
In a team statement, they said: “It is with immense pride that the TotalEnergies team announces the signing for two seasons (2022-2023) of Slovak rider Peter Sagan, three-time world champion and seven-time jersey. green of the Tour de France, 117 professional victories. “
Sagan had a solid season which was blocked by Covid-19 earlier this year, but he earned his first victory at the Volta a Catalunya before heading to the Giro d’Italia where he took his first jersey. points to the Grand d’Italie. Tower.
He was quoted in the press release saying, “This new adventure is very exciting. Jean-René is a manager who wants to change the lines in the world of cycling, I hope I can help this team to achieve this, and to win many races under these new colors. For now, of course, I remain focused on end-of-season goals with my current squad, and will join my new lineup with a winning spirit this winter.
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The team manager, Jean-René Bernaudeau, mentioned the huge signing: “Recruiting Peter is obviously an incredible source of pride. He is without a doubt the most popular runner in the world, he is an exceptional talent, he makes us change dimension. This recruitment is above all the marker of sporting ambition.
“Peter is a huge competitor, everyone knows that, and above all, he will bring us victories: we are counting on him for that. The arrival of such a champion, a supplier of bicycles and accessories like Specialized and a clothing partner like Sportful, these are accelerators for our sporting project, it is a new attraction for the talents of tomorrow.
“Peter will be a key part of our system on the Classics and the Tour. He will bring us a lot of sport also with his experience, and help us move the group forward.”
Surprisingly, Sagan does not seem to be leading his brother Juraj as well as another Slovak rider Erik Baška, both riders from Bora-Hansgrohe.
It is not known if Sagan will compete for Bora-Hansgrohe again, but it is likely that he will compete at the World Championships in Leuven for Slovakia and possibly the European Championships in Italy.