Peter Sagan's road to Yorkshire Worlds runs through Germany, Canada and Belgium

Peter Sagan rides the new Specialized Creo e-bike

Peter Sagan will miss the Vuelta a España as he prepares for the World Championships in Yorkshire, where he is bidding to win a record fourth rainbow jersey. The Slovakian will instead ride five one-day races over the coming weeks, though he is an absentee from this week’s European Championships in Alkmaar. Slovak national coach and Bora-Hansgrohe directeur sportif Jan Valach told Pravda.sk that Sagan’s first race after the Tour de France will come at the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg on August 25. He will then travel to Canada in mid-September for the Grand Prix de Québec and Grand Prix de Montréal, before riding the Primus Classic and Gooikse Pijl in Belgium on the weekend preceding the Worlds road race. "After the Tour de France, Peter took part in a major promotional and exhibition cycling event in Panama," Valach told Pravda , when asked about Sagan’s absence from the European Championships, ...

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