Sagan: I want to speak with Tinkov eye to eye

Looking relaxed and rested, with his sunglasses pushed back on top of his wavy, brown hair, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) took his spot in the front row of the Tour of California press conference with a familiarity he’s built over the past five years as the race’s most prolific stage winner and a five-time consecutive winner of the green points jersey.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.