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.
Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out 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 road.cc - which he continues to edit today. 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.