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Peter Sagan on a Pedestal….  It’s Hard not to put Him up there.


March 2017

Peter Sagan is my favorite cyclist since Armstrong tore up the Tour de France peloton – only, presumably, Sagan actually is clean.  Keep in mind, when Armstrong was winning we were under the impression he actually was clean.  That said, I don’t want to go back there with this post because a professional most people can like, or at least not hate, is a rare thing.  And Sagan is one that most can like.  For me, it also doesn’t hurt that he rides a Specialized Venge.

I recently read a post written by a friend about Sagan and a back and forth tweet between a young British cyclist and Peter, and their shared love of Haribo gummy bears.

And thus…

It just doesn’t get much cooler than that.  The World Champ taking a second to reply to the random tweet of a fan.

Sadly, we fans have a funny way of burning these rare greats out, because we all want our “Peter Sagan tweeted me back” moment.  We put people like this on a pedestal then watch as they’re knocked off – some even seem to delight at the process.

As far as I’m concerned, all I can do is sit back and hope this doesn’t happen when it comes to Peter Sagan.  He’s turned out to be cycling’s caped crusader – the nice guy who does really well riding a bike for a living.  He gets to do what many of us only dream of and he’s one of the rare few who genuinely looks like he’s having as much fun as I do when I’m on my bike – and that’s something special right there.

Meantime, pass the gummy bears.  We’ll be buying more Haribo gummy bears.  If they’re good enough to refuel the Champ, they’re good enough for little old me.


  1. You’ve gotta love his attitude in general – hey, I tried to win today and didn’t manage it, never mind, it’s just a bike race.

    Easy to say when you’re already a double world champion (and all the rest) but he’s always come across like that.

    He’s a good guy.

  2. Sue Slaght says:

    How’s that for a heartwarming moment. Have to love a guy who is clean and takes time to make a little person’s day.

  3. browney237 says:

    I agree a great and it seems a nice guy.

  4. Sheree says:


    Peter is indeed a lovely chap who always takes time to interact with his fans, particularly the younger ones. He trains hard, doesn’t take himself too seriously and is appreciative of his teammates, who all speak highly of him.

    • bgddyjim says:

      Thanks for confirming the TV’s-length appearances. Your extensive knowledge is appreciated. As a typical fan, I always wonder if what I’m seeing is reality or just put on for TV. With Peter, it’s simply too natural to be fake, but we never really know until someone as close to the sport as you lets us in on what’s really going on. Thanks Sheree. I hope your husband is healing nicely.

  5. bonnev659 says:

    He was the same when he was starting out in Mtb too from what I heard he is a great spokesman for the sport

  6. Update: He sent her a SIGNED WORLD CHAMPS JERSEY! How freakin cool is that man!

  7. bikevcar says:

    Agreed – Sagan is my favourite. Shame he didn’t win Milan San Remo. His aggression and attacking is exciting to watch

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