Peter Sagan returns to standard jersey as brother Juraj takes Slovakian title

Title has been in the family for nine straight years

Juraj Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) claimed the Slovakian road race title for the third time in his career on Sunday, winning from the breakaway as his brother and teammate Peter Sagan remained in the peloton. 

The pair have shared the title between them for the past nine years. Peter won five straight between 2011 and 2015 and won his sixth last year after Juraj triumphed in 2016 and 2017. 

Juraj soloed home 1:31 ahead of the next group on the road, containing his brother. Their Bora teammate Erik Baska claimed second place, with the final podium spot going to Patrik Tybor. 

The result means that we'll see the unusual sight of Peter Sagan in a standard team-issue jersey. Having spent three seasons in the rainbow jersey following his World Championships titles in 2015, 2016, and 2017, he hasn't worn standard team kit in a road race since June 2011, with the exception of the Slovakian nationals in the years he wasn't world champion. 

It could, of course, be a short, stint, with Sagan among the favourites for the 2019 Worlds in Yorkshire in September.

Full results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe4:08:33 
2Erik Baska (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:31 
3Patrik Tybor (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:01:32 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:33 
5Adrian Babic (Svk)0:01:35 
6Juraj Bellan (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:01:46 
7Marek Čanecky (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:04:10 
8Juraj Lajcha (Svk)  
9Róbert Málik (Svk)0:04:11 
10Jan Andrej Cully (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:07:15 
11Martin Mahdar (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:07:19 
12ŠTefan Nôta (Svk)0:07:20 
13Jan Halik (Svk)  
14Adam Peciar (Svk)  
OTLStanislav Béreš (Svk)  
OTLOndrej Mačaj (Svk)  
OTLMiroslav Lacuš (Svk)  
OTLTomáš Nagy (Svk)  
OTLMartin Wachs (Svk)  
OTLRoman Mužila (Svk)  
OTLMatúš Goga (Svk)  
OTLViktor Feťko (Svk)  
OTLTomáš Cepka (Svk)  
OTLErnest Szigl (Svk)  
OTLStanislav Stupár (Svk)  
OTLLukáš Jusko (Svk)  
OTLMartin Šmykal (Svk)  
OTLKristian Kopecký (Svk)  
OTLFilip Džugan (Svk)  
OTLLadislav Dubos (Svk)  
OTLMartin Duben (Svk)  
DSQJuraj Karas (Svk)  
DNFMartin Haring (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica  
DNFLubos Malovec (Svk)  
DNFPeter Tichý (Svk)  
DNFJohann Schwabik (Svk)  
DNFMatúš Mačák (Svk)  
DNFOndrej Kubala (Svk)  
DNFĽuboš Steiger (Svk)  
DNFPatrik Lučanský (Svk)  
DNSMartin Kostelničák (Svk)  

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