Peter Sagan retiring from WorldTour at end of season, targets MTB at Paris Olympics

SAN JUAN ARGENTINA JANUARY 25 Peter Sagan of Slovakia and Team Total Energies on second place celebrates at podium after the 39th Vuelta a San Juan International 2023 Stage 4 a 1965km stage from Autodrmo de Villicum to Barreal VueltaSJ2023 on January 25 2023 in San Juan Argentina Photo by Maximiliano BlancoGetty Images
Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies ) on the podium after stage 4 at Vuelta a San Juan after coming second on the stage (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Peter Sagan has announced that 2023 will be his final season as a professional rider on the road. Speaking at a press conference in San Juan on Thursday evening, Sagan confirmed that he would not compete in WorldTour races after this season, but that he would ride the mountain bike event at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

“I would like to say the moment has arrived,” Sagan said. “I decided I would like to finish this season as a rider in WorldTour races. I would like to prepare for the Olympic Games in mountain bike.”

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.