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Peter Sagan strenuously denies involvement in bizarre get-rich-quick Bitcoin article

The three-time road world champion categorically denies that he appeared on TV to explain how viewers could 'get rich quick' by trading Bitcoin...

Peter Sagan took to Twitter last night to strenuously deny his involvement in an article claiming he is associated with a company called 'Bitcoin Revolution'. In the article, Sagan is said to have appeared on a Slovakian TV show and told the audience how the cryptocurrency platform can "make a millionaire out of anyone in 3 to 4 months", accompanied by a crudely edited photo of the three-time world champion and a TV host. 

The web page that the article appears on is styled like a tabloid newspaper website, and says that Sagan went on a TV show to tell the audience how they too can benefit from cryptocurrency trading using the 'Bitcoin Revolution' platform: "The truth is that a few minutes after the interview was completed, representatives of the Slovak National Bank called for the interview not to be broadcast, but it was too late", the article states. ​

They say that Sagan urged everyone in Slovakia to "get involved and not miss this wonderful opportunity before the banks forbid it for good"​, and even features an 'exclusive interview' with the 30-year-old in which he expands further. The article also falsely captions a photo of Bill Gates and Richard Branson saying: "Bill Gates and Richard Branson discuss Bitcoin Revolution at CES 2019."

At the bottom of the article are pasted-in testimonials singing the praises of Bitcoin Revolution that are made to look like Facebook comments, and a link (please don't click it) urging readers to secure their place on the platform with only limited vacancies remaining. 

Posting statements in both Slovakian and English, Sagan said on his Twitter page: "​I categorically deny having any involvement, in any form, in what is mentioned in this article. I have never been in contact with any of the persons or companies mentioned and any allegation to the contrary is false."

Similar articles have appeared in English over the last few months, with TV duo Ant and Dec targeted and also the BBC show Dragon's Den. We're unsure how and why the articles remain online and why the creators haven't yet been subjected to some extremely heavy lawsuits; but we're as confident as the fake Peter Sagan is about cryptocurrency trading when we say the real Peter Sagan certainly isn't involved in this scam... 

Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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joules1975 | 4 years ago

This sounds like an even more blatent scam that some of the other 'Crytocurrency' scams out there.

For those interested, listen to 'The Missing Cryto Queen' podcast, which gives an amazing insight into possibly the biggest scam of all time.

Rapha Nadal replied to joules1975 | 4 years ago

My other half and I raised around £100,000 for a house deposit trading crypto so it's not all bad!

joules1975 replied to Rapha Nadal | 4 years ago

Not all bad ... absolutely, but there are a lot of schemes/scams trading on the buzz around cryto and the fact that most people don't understand what a cryto currency actually is, and what needs to be in place for it to function correctly as a cryto currency. So people are paying in to schemes believing they are getting cryto coins, when actually all they are getting is a completely number on a computer, that is very unlikely to ever be tradable for real world things. OneCoin is a prime example of this.

The scam that Sagan has been roped into without his knowledge just sounds to me like a much more blatent version of this, where they have decided to not just plagerise documentation, but use well know profiles without permission to help with their marketing.

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