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Peter Sagan back to training after season mired in illness

Peter Sagan is finally healthy and able to get back to training, the TotalEnergies team announced on Friday. TotalEnergies did not say if the health problems stemmed from the three-time world champion's second bout of COVID-19. He tested positive before the team's January camp and never made it back to full health.
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Peter Sagan pulls out of Circuit de la Sarthe

Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies) pulled out of stage 2 in the Circuit de la Sarthe with 40 kilometres remaining. He couldn’t hold the pace of the bunch when general classification contenders Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën) upped the tempo and went clear of the peloton for a little while behind the five breakaway riders.
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Peter Sagan: I think QuickStep never wanted me

Peter Sagan has speculated that QuickStep-AlphaVinyl's interest in his signature last year was more for press attention than a serious bid to add him to their roster. The Slovakian moved from Bora-Hansgrohe to TotalEnergies for 2022, bringing with him several domestiques as well as several backroom staff members and bike sponsor Specialized. He was linked with Specialized-sponsored team QuickStep through the spring before Patrick Lefevere dismissed the chances of signing Sagan and his entourage.
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Peter Sagan out of Tirreno-Adriatico with fever and stomach problems

Peter Sagan has not taken the start of stage 3 at Tirreno-Adriatico after falling ill on Wednesday morning. The Slovakian was reported to have felt ill after Tuesday's second stage, where he finished fourth in the sprint after 219 kilometres of racing. Wednesday morning brought a bout of vomiting for the former world champion.
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Peter Sagan concerned with peloton's negative attitude: 'The younger generation lacks that respect'

Peter Sagan has claimed the younger riders in the peloton lack respect, suggesting there has been a considerable shift in attitudes from new pros as he has gotten older. Now 32 years old, Sagan is no longer one of the young riders within the peloton, and race winners are getting younger and younger too. Tadej Pogačar, Egan Bernal and Tao Geoghegan Hart all secured their respective Grand Tour victories aged 25 or under, but Sagan is concerned the new generation of cyclists emerging has created a negative dynamic shift.
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Biniam Girmay inspired by Peter Sagan as sprinting career takes off

The start of Biniam Girmay’s first full season in a WorldTour team at Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux can be summed up in five words: so far, so very good. The 21-year-old Eritrean has already won one race - the Trofeo Alcudia in the Mallorca Challenge series - and he starts the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol with his eyes firmly set on the race’s two flatter stages, but possibly more.
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Peter Sagan rescued stranded cycling tourist in Gran Canaria who thought group of pros were a 'bunch of kids'

Peter Sagan came to the aid of Scottish tourist Willie McColl on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, alongside three other professional cyclists. On Tuesday, McColl suffered a puncture for the third time in just two hours while out cycling on the island. Out of spare inner tubes, the Scotsman waited at the side of the road before flagging down the first group of riders he saw.
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Peter Sagan takes part in first ride with TotalEnergies teammates

Peter Sagan officially joined his new TotalEnergies teammates for the first time this year, taking part in a six-hour ride on Monday at a training camp in Calpe, Spain. A positive COVID-19 test two weeks ago derailed plans for a splashy team kit unveiling at the team’s service course in France set for January 10.
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Peter Sagan insists he is not done yet

Peter Sagan has dismissed a suggestion that his move to the TotalEnergies ProTeam is a first step towards retirement, insisting he is not done yet, with ambitions in the spring Classics and the rest of the 2022 season in his new TotalEnergies colours. The three-time World Champion turns 32 on...
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Peter Sagan displays new TotalEnergies kit

Peter Sagan’s new colours for 2022 have been formally unveiled as Team TotalEnergies presented their kit for the new season. The French squad will wear white jerseys with blue, green, and red fade effects, paired with blue shorts. Sagan’s arrival from Bora-Hansgrohe this winter saw Sportful follow him as...
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Peter Sagan tests positive for Covid for a second time

Peter Sagan has tested positive for coronavirus a second time, along with his brother Juraj. The Slovakian announced the news via his social media on Tuesday evening. "My brother Juraj and I took Covid-19 tests which, unfortunately, came out positive. We have symptoms related to the virus and we are following the corresponding guidance set by the relevant authorities. I'll keep you posted."
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