Peter Sagan on voyage in the dark at Giro d'Italia

Peter Sagan seems relaxed in green at the Tour de France
Peter Sagan of Bora-Hansgrohe wore the green jersey for a record 126th time during the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

He’s won three World Championships, a record-breaking seven green jerseys in the Tour de France, and titles at Classics galore, but for over a decade the space in Peter Sagan’s palmares marked 'Giro d’Italia' has remained stubbornly blank. On Saturday in Palermo, though, that will change, finally.

"Peter, welcome, we’ve been waiting for this moment for so long," was how one particularly enthusiastic Giro d’Italia journalist prefaced his question to Sagan, 30, in Friday’s press conference.  

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.