Peter Sagan shows how he boosts his power with gym work

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Peter Sagan has shown off his gym and stretching skills, with his Bora-Hansgrohe coach and directeur sportif Patxi Vila revealing that the world champion often heads to the gym to work on his maximum power, even during the season. Sagan first showed off his flexibility in a video last year, revealing he can do full splits. He has worked with specialists in Belgium to avoid injury and boost his core strength but the latest 57-second video posted on social media showed him working in the gym, combining weight work with other core and flexibility exercises. "Sagan, and all our riders usually do gym sessions focused on improving their strength. We're not looking for muscle hypertrophy but an increase is maximum strength of the muscles used in the power stroke," Vila explained to La Gazzetta dello Sport . Riders, especially sprinters, often work in the gym to boost their strength but ...

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