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Tour tech 2012: Peter Sagan's Green Jersey Cannondale Super Six Evo Special

Liquigas Cannondale phenomenon gets a new bike for the ride in to Paris

Bradley Wiggins isn't the only rider who will make Tour history today by being the first person from his country to win a Tour jersey, the phenomenon that is Peter Sagan will become the first rider from the Slovakia to win a Tour de France jersey with a runaway win in the green jersey points competition. To celebrate that fact Cannondale have given him a green Super Six Evo to ride on the stage in to Paris today terminating his ride on his previous Tourminator bike.

What makes Sagan's green jersey win even more remarkable is the fact that this is his first Tour de France, and that he's only 22 year's old. The young Slovak is building a big following amongst cycle fans for his bravura style, theatrical winning celebrations… and the tweets of his fictional alter ego @TweeterSagan - one of the ornaments of this edition of the Tour… in the twitterverse at least.

Aside from being green, the other standout detail on the bike are the names of the towns where Sagan took his stage wins on the driveside seat stay… the Cannondale press relese that accompanied the pics says there's "room for decals to score the final sprint stages, Stages 18 and 20", well, maybe not… it'd have looked a bit cramped anyway.

We'll find out what happens on stage 20 soon enough, but in the mean time enjoy these pictures of his bike plus a gallery of bonus shots of his Tourminator machine and some of the bikes ridden by both Sagan and other members of the Liquigas Cannondale team that we shot when we visited the Tour.'s founder and first editor, nowadays to be found riding a spreadsheet. Tony's journey in cycling media started in 1997 as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning - finally handing on the reins in 2021 to Jack Sexty. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes, though he'd like to own a carbon bike one day.

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berniemaupin | 11 years ago

Stood on the Champs Elysee waiting for the teams to do their laps of honour. Liguigas came past where we were with Sagan holding back.

He then ramped up his speed as he sped past his teams mates, threw his weight over the front wheel with his crutch up by the front stem then threw a massive skid like I've never seen much to the amusement of all who witnessed it. Looked like the rear wheel didn't come out of it too well.

The guys a poser totale but a character par excellence !

Raleigh | 11 years ago

@tweetersagan's stopped tweeting.

V. sad as they were FUNNNNAY

Municipal Waste | 11 years ago

Sagan easily had the pace right at the end to have won that final sprint, perhaps if he'd had a little more experience to have lunged 1 or 2 seconds earlier he would have flown past Cavendish!

dbamber replied to Municipal Waste | 11 years ago

Yes I agree, If Cav wasn't as fast he would have lost! Idiot.

scubajonny | 11 years ago

Hope he kept the receipt. Needs to take it back to the shop and get a faster paint job for next year's final stage. Well done Cav and Sky!
Jingoism aside, credit to Sagan; fully deserved Green and will be a force in years to come. For someone that age it is a truly remarkable achievement to win the points competition by such an emphatic margin. He's a proper personality too; bring on more of his winning celebrations!!

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