Peter Sagan was the first man to win three consecutive world championships (2015, 2016 and 2017), a feat not even Eddy Merckx achieved. Hailing from Zilinia, Slovakia, where he opened a school for young cyclists, the 29-year-old went pro with the Liquigas-Doimo team in 2010. As of 2017, he is a rider for Bora-Hansgrohe. In his career he has won 113 races (four this season) including an E3 Harelbeke (2014), three Gent-Wevelgem (2013, 2016 and 2018), a Tour of Flanders (2016) and a Paris-Roubaix (2018). Furthermore he has won 12 stages and seven points classifications on the Tour de France (from 2012 to 2016 as well as 2018 and 2019), four stages in the Vuelta a España, 17 in Switzerland and California, seven in the Tirreno-Adriatico, a European championship (2016) and achieved a final ranking in the UCI World Tour (2016). As a youngster he practised mountain-biking. At junior level, he was European and World cross country champion in 2008.