Is there any cycling fan who hasn't heard the name Peter Sagan? We reckon not.

Despite not being a rider pursuing General Classification (GC) results, he is arguably one of the most popular and surely the most successful individuals who is sitting on a saddle, pedalling for several 100 kilometres a day.

He has just turned 23, but is quite often compared with the greatest cyclist of all times 'The Cannibal', a.k.a. Eddy Merckx. Sagan did not hesitate to comment: "I do not want to be the second Eddy Merckx. I want to be the first Peter Sagan." This is actually what we would expect from the Tourminator!

Let's have a look at some basic info and try to get to know Peter.

Full Name Peter Sagan
Birthday 26 January 1990
Birthplace Žilina, Slovakia
Nationality Slovakia
Height 184 cm (6’0″)*
Weight 75 kg (165 lbs)
Nicknames The Terminator, The Tourminator, Rambo

People get often confused when they attempt to pronunce Peter Sagan. Here is a native Slovak speaker pronuncing his full name. (Clicking on the play icon would do the trick.)

Peter Sagan Bio
Photo: © Bettini Photo, taken from cyclingnews

* Taken from the official athlete page on Cannondale Pro Cycling website