Peter Sagan announced the news back in January that 2023 would be his last season competing at the WorldTour level on the road. It’s hard to imagine the professional peloton without the Slovak star in it, and it doesn’t seem so very long ago from when he first caught the world’s eyes by joining a breakaway with Lance Armstrong in his very first pro race.
Early standout performances set the stage for one of the most spectacular professional careers in the history of our sport. One that also saw Sagan transcend cycling at his peak and reach a global audience due to his unique personality and skills on the bike.
Over one hundred race wins including a jaw-dropping trio of consecutive road race world championships, victories at the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix where he memorably outsprinted breakaway survivor Silvan Dillier. As well as the all-time record for Tour de France green jerseys adorn the Slovak’s palmares. All won in his exciting, swashbuckling style mean Sagan’s legacy will be remembered long after he has left the pro peloton.
With such a glittering palmares, Sagan is a sponsor’s dream and has enjoyed countless special edition bikes throughout the years. For this, his final season, we’re taking a look at his current race machine, as well as the bikes he has raced on throughout his storied career.
What is Peter Sagan’s bike for 2023?
Sagan rides for Team TotalEnergies and such is his influence in the sport, American brand Specialized came on board as a bike sponsor when Sagan joined the team from Bora-Hansgrohe.
Sagan rides the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 model and gets his own custom-painted blue and red model instead of the team’s usual red and black. This is something that we only typically see for current national, European or world champions, but Sagan is an exception to the rule, having a personal deal with Specialized in which he’s launched five limited ‘Sagan Edition’ collections.
Specialized supplies a frame, wheels and componentry package with the handlebar, stem and seatpost being by Specialized and its components subsidiary Roval. Wheels are the Roval Rapide CLX II models which are set up tubeless in the picture with S-Works turbo tyres. We fully expect Sagan to choose shallower wheels for hillier terrain.
The saddle is also taken care of by Specialized in the form of the Romin model, handlebar tape is from American brand Supacaz, a brand which is owned by the Specialized founder’s son, whilst bottle cages are Tacx Deva…
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