Cycling - Slovakia's Peter Sagan joins Team TotalEnergies for two seasons after leaving Bora-Hansgrohe last week
His future has been the subject of intense speculations for weeks. And after leaving Bora-Hansgrohe last week, it has been confirmed that three-time world champion Peter Sagan will ride for Team TotalEnergies for 2022 and 2023. The Slovakian won a stage at the 2020 and 2021 Giro d’Italia and secured the cyclamen points jersey in this year’s race.
Peter Sagan of Slovakia and Team BORA - Hansgrohe at start during the 108th Tour de France 2021, Stage 10 a 190,7km stage from Albertville to Valence / @LeTour / #TDF2021 / on July 06, 2021 in Valence, France.
Bernaudeau said: “Recruiting Peter is obviously an incredible source of pride.
"He is undoubtedly the most popular rider in the world, he is an exceptional talent, he makes us change dimension.
“This recruitment is above all the sign of our sporting ambition.
"Peter is a huge talent, everyone knows that, and above all he will bring us victories: we are counting on him for that."
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Sagan won Grand Tour stages at Bora-Hansgrohe along with green jerseys in the Tour de France and a third world title and Paris-Roubaix.
He won a stage at the 2020 and 2021 Giro d’Italia and secured the cyclamen points jersey in this year’s race but was forced to quit the Tour de France after stage 11 due to an infection in a wound he suffered in the stage 2 crash with Caleb Ewan.
Sagan did not ride at the Tokyo Olympics and underwent knee surgery.