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Video: Peter Sagan hops his way up a flight of steps on Mallorca on his bike

Former world champ takes a 'shortcut' - but he's got a long way to go to match Vittorio Brumotti's achievements...

Peter Sagan has posted a video to Facebook showing him hopping up a staircase in Mallorca on his bike – but he’s got a long way to go to emulate the achievements of his friend, the trials ace Vittorio Brumotti who in 2015 set a world record for the most steps climbed on a road bike.

Brumotti regularly attended training camps as an honorary member of the Tinkoff team when Sagan was there, with the pair appearing together in several videos.

In November 2015, the Italian climbed the 1,200 steps of Dubai’s Burj Al Arab in 50 minutes to set that particular record – three years after climbing the 4,000 steps of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, on a mountain bike.

We’re not convinced of Sagan’s assertion that he was taking a short-cut – it’s a shame he didn’t send one of his team-mates off down the road to see which one reached the top first.

Thee jersey Sagan is wearing is that of Slovak national champion which he’ll be sporting this season – at least when not leading stage races or classifications within them – after three years in the rainbow bands of world champion, which will be sported next year by Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde.

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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Organon | 5 years ago

I think I've worked out why he didn't win at cyclocross.

Miller | 5 years ago

He looked like he wished he hadn't started that. Impressive though.

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