The Cannondale rider will start the 2013 Tour de France as the hot favourite for the green jersey – the competition he won in his debut at the race last year. But on the eve of the first stage – a flat 213km from Porto Vecchio to Bastia, Corsica – Sagan is eyeing yellow as the first competition jersey he could wear.
Cannondale’s road sports marketing manager, Christophe Dehaemers, spoke to BikeRadar about the SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod that could deliver Sagan across the line first. Dehaemers explained how the frame meets the needs of both power sprinters such as Sagan and climbers such as Vincenzo Nibali – the latter isn’t at the Tour, but won an extremely mountainous Giro d’Italia in May.
Cannondale sorted Sagan out with an extra special Tourminator paint job on his 2012 SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod, but this year – for the time being at least – he’s on one of their new electric green machines.
Beneath the paint, the Cannondale SuperSix platform remains unchanged from 2012 – Sagan’s long reach means a 58cm top tube on 54cm frame. That is, though, the only deviation from a standard team frameset, and even a SRAM Red 10-speed transmission is used.
Watch our video on Sagan’s SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod below, and check out our image gallery of the Tourminator’s bike.
Christophe dehaemers on peter sagan’s supersix evo hi-mod 2013
Video: Christophe Dehaemers on Sagan’s SuperSix EVO
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Ballistec Hi-Mod
Fork: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Speed Save
Headset: Cannondale SuperSix EVO SL, 1 1/8in to 1 1/4in tapered