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Peter Sagan will ride on with Bora-Hansgrohe through the 2021 season, he and the team announced Friday at a press conference.
The three-time world road champion is prepping for his bid for a fourth title this weekend in Innsbruck, Austria.
Sagan is closing out his second year with the German-based WorldTour outfit, which he joined at the start of 2017 after a two-year stint with the Tinkoff organization. During his time with Bora-Hansgrohe, Sagan has racked up two rainbow jerseys, a Tour de France green jersey, and a monument victory at Paris-Roubaix to go with a sizable collection of other WorldTour wins.
Bora-Hansgrohe also announced contract extensions for several other riders on Friday, extensions that will keep much of the team’s classics core in place around team leader Sagan for the next three years. Erik Baška, Maciej Bodnar, Daniel Oss, Marcus Burghardt, and Peter Sagan’s brother Juraj Sagan have all joined him in re-upping through the end of 2021.
“It was a straightforward decision for me to take, even if I still have one more season to go under my current contract,” Sagan said. “I’ve enjoyed two remarkable years with this team and I wouldn’t want to move from somewhere that has given me so much trust, support and belief in me, even in the most difficult moments.”
Bora-Hansgrohe manager Ralph Denk praised Sagan’s status as a “brand ambassador who fascinates even those outside our sport.”
“Thanks to my main sponsors BORA and Hansgrohe, both of which already extended their contracts early this season, we are in the fortunate position of being able to plan on a long-term scale,” he said. “Peter is the star of cycling.”