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Peter Sagan on his bid for Milano-Sanremo title — Saxo Bank

Hellerup, 20 March, 2015


Saxo Bank has had a heart to heart with cycling dynamo Peter Sagan to uncover what motivates him as a professional athlete, always on the hunt for another victory. Sagan has proved himself masterful at seizing opportunities on the road and overcoming obstacles with the ambition of taking the career of the three-time green jersey winner to an even higher level.


Bjarne Riis, Team Manager of Russian UCI WorldTour outfit Tinkoff-Saxo, said that Tinkoff-Saxo and Peter Sagan is a perfect match.


“Peter is without doubt one of the biggest talents in cycling and one of the biggest names already. He has a winning mentality, he’s visible and active in the finales and he, without doubt, has the ability to bring home victories”, says Bjarne Riis.


In an exclusive and intimate portrait Peter Sagan reveals what it takes to win. The difference between an ordinary athlete and a legend? What motivates a rider to dig deeper to find the will to win?


”Victory for me is motivation. When I win one stage in some race, it’s motivation for another victory. It’s like, this is what I am in this world”, says Peter Sagan in the video.

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Saxo Bank’s Peter Sagen film is the first in a series of video portraits of Team Tinkoff-Saxo that the online trading and investment specialist plans on launching ahead of the Spring Classics.


Alongside the series of video portraits, Saxo Bank has launched has Trade Like a Pro, a competition involving Sagan, Alberto Contador, Ivan Basso, Matti Breschel and the rest of the Tinkoff-Saxo professional cycling team in an effort to raise money for charity. 46 riders, managers and sports directors from the professional cycling team are taking part in Saxo’s Trade Like A Pro competition. Each participant started with 1,500 euros given by Saxo Bank, and will trade equities using the Saxo Mobile Trader app.


The competition is taking place on Saxo’s multi-asset social trading platform, TradingFloor.com. Those registered on the site can follow the competition as it unfolds, seeing what trades the team makes, interact with them, discuss trading ideas, and possibly copy their strategies. The contest runs until the end of the Giro D’Italia on 31 May 2015 when the team’s total account balance, including any trading proceeds will be donated to the participant’s charity of choice.


Follow the competition here: https://www.tradingfloor.com/topics/trade-like-a-pro