Peter Sagan makes Giro d'Italia debut in 2020
Oct 24 2019 11:33 pm CET

Peter Sagan makes Giro d'Italia debut in 2020
Peter Sagan makes Giro d'Italia debut in 2020
Peter Sagan (c)Bora-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Bora-hansgrohe's Peter Sagan will ride the Giro d'Italia for the first time in 2020.

The three-time World Champion is set to have his debut in the Corsa Rosa in 2020. The rider has already started -and won stages- in the other two grand tours in the past seasons: the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.

"Italy holds a special place in my heart," said Sagan. "It is the country where I won my first World Championship in 2008 and where I spent the formative years of my professional career, riding for an Italian team. In the last ten years, I have had the opportunity and privilege to compete, many times, in some of the most prestigious races held in Italy, but I always felt that something was missing, the Giro d'Italia.

"I don't think there is any rider that doesn't dream of taking part in the Corsa Rosa, one of the most beautiful and challenging races in the world. This is why I'm delighted to announce that on May 9th, I will be on the starting line in Budapest, ready to tackle this iconic Grand Tour for the first time. It will certainly not be an easy race but I look forward to it. With the Grande Partenza and the first three stages held in Hungary, next year's Giro d'Italia will also give me the chance to race so close to Slovakia and I'm sure the cheers of the Slovak crowds will be felt along the course."