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Golf is the new cycling ... for Peter Sagan (+ video)

World champion posts pic of his "new passion" as he tees off at Lake Tahoe...

We’ve lost count of the number of stories we’ve seen in the mainstream press* headlined “cycling is the new golf” – but it turns out that for road world champion Peter Sagan, golf is the new cycling.

The Tinkoff rider posted a picture to Twitter yesterday with the caption “my new passion,” showing him mid-swing about to send a golf ball into orbit ... or perhaps miss it altogether.

The backdrop is Lake Tahoe, where Sagan and his team mates are preparing for the Tour of California, which starts on Sunday.

Still, at least the Slovakian rider finally seems to have worked out that the appropriate tool to set a that little white ball in motion is a golf club – last time we saw him on the firway, he and chum Vittorio Brumotti were using their bikes to try and stick it in the hole.

* And, erm, here on ... guilty as charged

> Video: Cycling IS the new golf – Peter Sagan practises putting … with his bike


Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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