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Peter Sagan headlines Sagan Fondo in California - Gallery

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Bodnar and Peter Sagan led a large group for most of the day's riding

Bodnar and Peter Sagan led a large group for most of the day's riding (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Peter Sagan rides alongside participants through the vineyards

Peter Sagan rides alongside participants through the vineyards (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Peter Sagan poses after the event

Peter Sagan poses after the event (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Bodnar and Sagan chat during the ride

Bodnar and Sagan chat during the ride (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Fans grab selfies with Peter Sagan

Fans grab selfies with Peter Sagan (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Peter Sagan poses with Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan poses with Peter Sagan (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Peter Sagan rode his Sagan Collection S-Works Roubaix for the event

Peter Sagan rode his Sagan Collection S-Works Roubaix for the event (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Rainbow arm bands of the former world champion feature prominently on Peter Sagan's new jersey

Rainbow arm bands of the former world champion feature prominently on Peter Sagan's new jersey (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Peter Sagan weaves through fans

Peter Sagan weaves through fans (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Bodnar and Sagan lead the bunch

Bodnar and Sagan lead the bunch (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Maciej Bodnar smiles for the camera

Maciej Bodnar smiles for the camera (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Thumbs up from Maciej Bodnar

Thumbs up from Maciej Bodnar (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Fans got to ride alongside the three-time world champion

Fans got to ride alongside the three-time world champion (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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All smiles from Peter Sagan

All smiles from Peter Sagan (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Peter Sagan wore his Slovakian national champion jersey after Alejandro Valverde won the world championships in Austria

Peter Sagan wore his Slovakian national champion jersey after Alejandro Valverde won the world championships in Austria (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Bodnar grabs a photo of Peter Sagan at the startline where Levi Leipheimer was also in attendance

Bodnar grabs a photo of Peter Sagan at the startline where Levi Leipheimer was also in attendance (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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A closer look at Peter Sagan's new kit

A closer look at Peter Sagan's new kit (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Autumn leaves and a blue sky for the Sagan Fondo in Northern California

Autumn leaves and a blue sky for the Sagan Fondo in Northern California (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Peter Sagan climbs in Northern California

Peter Sagan climbs in Northern California (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Maciej Bodnar and Peter Sagan lead the bunch

Maciej Bodnar and Peter Sagan lead the bunch (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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More selfies for Peter Sagan

More selfies for Peter Sagan (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Peter Sagan signed autographs for fans after the event

Peter Sagan signed autographs for fans after the event (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)
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Bodnar and Sagan refuel at one of three food stops during the ride

Bodnar and Sagan refuel at one of three food stops during the ride (Image credit: Christopher Keiser/Sportful)

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) headlined his own event, the Sagan Fondo, in Windsor, Northern California, last week. Bora-Hansgrohe Teammate Maciej Bodnar rode alongside the three-time world champion at the event, which also saw former professional Levi Leipheimer ride.

Fans and cyclists were given the opportunity to ride alongside Sagan on three different route lengths through the hills and vineyards outside of Windsor, with Sagan and Bodnar opting for the longest 110-kilometre/70-mile route.

At the start/finish village in the centre of the town, participants were able to enjoy paella and local beers with Sagan, who also posed for selfies, signed autographs and presented awards to the best riders through the timed sections of the event.

After Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) became the new elite men's world champion last month, Sagan switched to the Slovakian national champion's jersey for the first time in three years. Rainbow bands of the former world champion feature on the sleeves and collar of the new jersey.

Sagan works closely with his sponsors Specialized, 100% and Osmo, who are all based in California. Alongside the road edition of the Sagan Fondo in Windsor, Sagan also attends the gravel edition of the Sagan Fondo in Truckee, California, after the spring Classics in May.

Click through the gallery above for a look at the event and learn more about the 2019 Sagan Fondos here.