Peter Sagan is naked in a shower, you're welcome

Peter Sagan is naked in a shower, you're welcome

Shower maker Hansgrohe, sponsor of WorldTour team Bora-Hansgrohe, is teasing a new ad campaign that reveals quite a lot of Peter Sagan and his teammates. Peter Sagan and Specialized launch 'Sagan Collection' - Gallery Peter Sagan’s S-Works Tarmac SL6 gallery The press release release announcing the campaign reads as follows: "Less than a month before the launch of the 2018 Tour de France, hansgrohe presents its campaign: "Your daily dose of energy", in which champions are showcased in an original and unprecedented way." "Peter Sagan, sole ambassador of the 2017 campaign, will be joined by 3 riders from the BORA-hansgrohe cycling team: the young Italian Davide Formolo, the German National Champion Marcus Burghardt, and Rafal Majka, former King of the Mountains in the Tour de France." "In a communication campaign, riders are seen enjoying a fresh shower, as they usually do after an intense athletic competition." p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px ...

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Tour de Suisse: Kragh Andersen wins stage 6

Soren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) wins stage 6 at Tour de Suisse

Soren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb) took victory from the breakaway on stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse as Richie Porte (BMC Racing) extended his overall lead with an attack on the late climb to the line in Gommiswald. Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin), unable to match Andersen’s surge on the third-category climb, which topped out just shy of a kilometre from the line, crossed the line nine seconds down. Several seconds behind the Australian came the remaining remnants of the breakaway - which had once been as large as 18 - led by Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) for third place. In amongst that group of five was the yellow jersey of Porte, who had stormed up the climb, at such a rate that Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and the rest of his rivals had to relent and watch him disappear up the road. The Tasmanian finished 12 seconds ahead of the main GC group ...

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Pas Normal Studios T.K.O. collection on the Emporium

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Tour de Suisse: Matthews takes confidence from second place in Gstaad

Michael Matthews won the sprint for second place

Christopher Juul-Jensen ( Mitchelton-Scott ) managed to shake off his breakaway companions in the closing kilometres to win stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse by a margin of just eight seconds. Team Sunweb 's versatile sprinter Michael Matthews took the remaining honours, beating Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) in the bunch sprint to the line, finishing in second place. Despite Team Sunweb's second place on the opening stage team time trial and Matthews managing a subsequent fourth and sixth place finish on stage 2 and 3, respectively, the Australian had not been satisfied with his sprinting form but took confidence from stage 4's result. "After the last two stages, I wasn't too happy with my sprints after an altitude camp," Matthews said. "We took a bit of a gamble today in not riding because we haven't done so well in the last two sprints. "The climb ...

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Juul-Jensen takes landmark win at Tour de Suisse

Christopher Juul Jensen (Mitchelton-Scott)

Until today Christopher Juul-Jensen 's trophy cabinet lacked the win it so richly deserved, but on the rain-drenched Gstaad airfield, the 28-year-old Dane delivered in impressive fashion to win stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse . One of the most respected and equally liked riders in the bunch finally tasted an individual victory after a career that has often been spent in the service of others. It was telling that several of the riders who congratulated Juul-Jensen at the finish line came from other teams. They stopped, despite the atrocious conditions, before seeking the sanctuary of their team buses to pause and congratulate a rider who is essentially a rival. Few riders can say that has happened to them. Juul-Jensen had gone on the attack on stage 3, but a day later, as the heavens opened up through the Swiss valleys and mountains, everything seemed to come together for ...

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Tour de Suisse: Juul-Jensen wins stage 4

Chris Juul-Jensen took an impressive solo victory on stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse

Chris Juul-Jensen ( Mitchelton–Scott ) attacked from the break of the day and held off the peloton to win stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse on a rain-soaked Gstaad airfield, taking his first win since the 2015 Tour of Denmark. The Danish rider recently completed the Giro d’Italia but had the courage to go in the break and the strength to attack alone after accelerating with Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale) on the late climb of the stage. Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) won the sprint, beating Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) but it was for second place, as Juul-Jensen celebrated his solo win. Peters was cruelly caught 150 metres out. Stefan Kung (BMC Racing) finished in the reduced peloton and so retained the overall race lead before Wednesday’s 155.7km stage to Leukerbad and the first mountain finish of this year’s Tour de Suisse. Juul-Jensen initially seemed ...

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Bumpy win for Colbrelli at Tour de Suisse

Bumpy win for Colbrelli at Tour de Suisse

Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) got the better of Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and world champion Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) to win the third stage of the Tour de Suisse.

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Tour de Suisse: Kung savouring the yellow jersey at home race

Stefan Küng (BMC)

Stefan Küng finished safely in the peloton for the second consecutive stage at the Tour de Suisse , retaining the yellow jersey he took after crossing the line ahead of BMC Racing teammates in the opening day team time trial. Stage 3 suited the one-day specialists and sprinters and they duly delivered. Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) took the honours on the stage, confirming his liking for the rain, while Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) lit up the finale and thinned the bunch dramatically with an attack on the final ascent of the Hagenfirst climb. The versatile Küng chaperoned team leader Richie Porte, relishing the challenging racing on roads less than 100 kilometres from his birth town. "It was an interesting finale actually, I liked it more than just a pure sprint. Today was like a mini Classics stage that made the race interesting,” Küng explained. "Peter Sagan tried on the last climb but ...

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Mono Cycling SS18 collection on the Emporium

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Tour de Suisse: Kristoff just a couple of kilos off Tour de France form

Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates)

European road champion Alexander Kristoff ( UAE Team Emirates ) may not have featured in the bunch sprints at the Tour de Suisse , but the former winner of Milan-San Remo and Tour of Flanders believes that he is closing in on his best form and that if he ships a couple more kilos he will be in contention to win stages at the Tour de France in July. Kristoff was dropped on the opening hilly road stage on Sunday and suffered a similar situation on stage 3 when the bunch hit the final climb. This time around he made contact with the tail-end of the peloton on the descent towards the finish, but with so much ground to cover between the front of the stretched-out bunch and the rear, he was unable to contest the finish and rolled over the line to fill one of the latter places. Sonny ...

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Colbrelli takes morale-boosting win in Suisse with Tour de France on horizon

Sonny Colbrelli on the Tour de Suisse podium after winning stage 3

Sonny Colbrelli ( Bahrain-Merida ) made up for a disappointing performance on stage 2 to win stage 3 of the Tour de Suisse . The Italian was out of contention in the first sprint stage following Saturday’s team time trial but produced a resounding sprint finish on Monday to hold off Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) in Gansingen. The 28-year-old made use of some excellent teamwork from his Bahrain-Merida squad before hitting out from nearly 300 metres to go. The Italian had the legs to hold off the late charge from his rivals to take his first WorldTour win of the campaign. “Today I wanted to go again after yesterday wasn’t a good day. I didn’t have a great day, I didn’t have great legs and wasn’t up there with the best at the end for the sprint,” he said during his press conference. “Today my legs ...

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Bike at bedtime: Peter Sagan's Cannondale Supersix Evo 'Green Machine'

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Tonight a bike that shimmered down the Champs Elysees and glimmered in the gloomy halls of Eurobike blazes forth from the road.cc archive in all its glittery greenness

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Sonny puts Sagan in the shade at Tour de Suisse

Sonny Colbrelli wins stage 3 at the Tour de Suisse ahead of Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan ( Bora-Hansgrohe ) was forced to settle for third place in another chaotic sprint at the Tour de Suisse on stage 3 in Gansingen. The world champion was ushered into the final kilometre with teammate Daniel Oss on the front of the bunch, but with 300 metres to go Sonny Colbrelli launched his winning sprint. The Bahrain-Merida rider's acceleration up the left side of the road brought Michael Albasini (Mitchelton-Scott) and Sagan – briefly – with him, before Sagan switched to Fernando Gaviria's wheel as the line approached. Colbrelli, Sagan, and Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) then converged on the line, with Sagan caught in the middle. Despite the faster finish, the Bora rider was unable to squeeze between his two rivals, with Gaviria finishing second for the second consecutive stage. When Sagan appeared at the foot of the Bora team bus, he was philosophical in defeat and congratulated Colbrelli ...

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Suisse stage 3: Colbrelli conquers Gaviria and Sagan

Suisse stage 3: Colbrelli conquers Gaviria and Sagan

In a lunge to the line, Sonny Colbrelli beat two of the world's top sprinters in stage 3 of Tour de Suisse Monday. Read the full article at Suisse stage 3: Colbrelli conquers Gaviria and Sagan on VeloNews.com .

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Tour de Suisse: Colbrelli wins stage 3

Sonny Colbrelli wins stage 3 at Tour de Suisse

Sonny Colbrelli ( Bahrain-Merida ) won stage 3 of the Tour de Suisse in Gansingen after an action-packed finale. Colbrelli edged out Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) as the three almost came together on the line. Stefan Küng (BMC Racing) finished safely in the bunch to keep a hold of his overall race lead with a three-second advantage over teammate Greg Van Avermaet. There were no proper sprint trains on the run to the line with most of the lead-out rider burned out of the bunch during the attacks on the final climb and descent. Colbrelli sat neatly in the bunch as they chased down a long-range move from FDJ's Arthur Vichot. With Vichot still out front, Colbrelli was the first to launch his sprint with 250 metres to go while Gaviria reacted almost immediately. Sagan, who was one of the only riders with a ...

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Matthews forced into damage control in opening Suisse sprint

Michael Matthews (Sunweb)

Michael Matthews ( Team Sunweb ) finished a distant fourth on stage 2 of the Tour de Suisse after Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) launched an exceptionally long sprint that caught Matthews, and several other sprinters off-guard. The Colombian kicked for home with almost 300m to go before fading in the headwind to finish second behind world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe). Nathan Haas (Katusha Alpecin) took a creditable third, with Matthews a few meters back in fourth. The Sunweb team looked well placed coming into the final kilometre but when Gaviria hit out from distance he created a gap that Matthews was unable to close down. Sagan was soon on the Quick-Step rider’s wheel having initially followed Sunweb’s train, and the Paris-Roubaix winner came through to take his 16th stage win in the race. “For me personally, I was dead from the TTT. I came straight from altitude so I was ...

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Fire sale on THE HOLY WEEK

Peter Sagan out training before the Tour of Flanders

Following on from Peter Sagan ’s ( Bora-Hansgrohe ) win on stage 2 of the Tour de Suisse the team at Cyclingnews have dropped the price on our premier film THE HOLY WEEK for 24 hours. You can now download to buy for just $2.49 (£1.86), while 72-hour rentals are still available at $1.99. The Holy Week tells the story from the eve of the Tour of Flanders right through until the tense finale on the Roubaix velodrome. Through the eyes of the riders, team staff and the devoted roadside fans, we went behind the scenes to capture the essence of the cobbled classics, and the emotions of one of the most compelling campaigns of recent years. The Cyclingnews film crew were granted exclusive access to the biggest teams. We followed reconnaissance rides, were allowed into the inner sanctum of team buses, on the massage table, and invited to post-race ...

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Tour de Suisse: Sagan, BMC share the spoils and Southam guests - podcast

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the podium at the Tour de Suisse

Following on from a short break after the Giro d’Italia the Cyclingnews podcast – brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo , Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville - returns at the Tour de Suisse . Looking back over the opening weekend, in which BMC Racing and Peter Sagan both enjoyed victories, we analyse the race so far and hear from Sagan on his first win since Paris-Roubaix, and Michael Matthews and Fernando Gaviria, who both made the top four on stage 2. We’re also joined by special guest Tom Southam, from EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale, who takes us through the race so far, his team’s ambitions for Suisse, the dying art of the breakaway specialists and what it’s like to direct a team at WorldTour level. There’s also time to reminisce about the first kits we bought and in Southam’s case we head back to the 1990s for ...

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Sagan a winner on Tour de Suisse Stage 2

Sagan a winner on Tour de Suisse Stage 2

World champion Peter Sagan won the second stage of the Tour de Suisse on Sunday as Stefan Kung added to his overall lead.

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Your Never-Too-Late Tour de Suisse Tandem Preview

Good times on the Furka Pass

Just in time for the race to get real Hey, look everyone! It’s the Tour de Suisse! Wait, wait, please don’t go anywhere. This year might not be the same Spilak-Costa snoozefest of yore. In fact, there is a 62.37% chance that the winner of the Tour is going to have ridden this race and not the Dauphiné. We at the PdC are so excited about this race (The views and opinions expressed in the preview do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the PdC and certainly does not reflect the views of either Andrew or Conor who would rather watch a post-Tour crit than this race) that we decided to bring in two editors to discuss the epic racing that awaits in the land of cheese, chocolate, clocks, cows, clandestine banking, and…. Mathias Frank (I just cannot come up with a Swiss cyclist whose name begins with C, ...

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