Noosa, Queensland (October, 2013) â€“ Peter Sagan, widely considered the world’s most entertaining cyclist, will be the star attraction at the Subaru Australian Open Criterium in Noosa, on Saturday 2 November.
The long list of victories already amassed by the 23-year-old, including back-to-back green jerseys along with four individual stages at the Tour de France, has earned him the nickname The Termination.
Sagan will be joined in Noosa by his Cannondale teammates Juraj Sagan, his older brother, and Cameron Wurf.
Wurf says, â€œPeter is type of sportsman kids idolizeâ€.
â€œKids love a winner and they dream of one day doing the same. But Peter not only wins a truckload of races he also does it by showing so much excitement with each win. He really celebrates every success like it’s his first.
â€œHis showmanship has without a doubt helped to make the sport of professional cycling more funâ€.
Andrew Caie, Subaru General Manager Marketing, says having Sagan in Noosa is a great opportunity to showcase cycling.
â€œThe more energy and personality guys like Peter bring to the sport, the more people will want to watch itâ€, Caie says. â€œPlus having Peter here will help people appreciate how good our local talent is, which is important to growing the appeal of cycling in Australia.
â€œHaving Peter here is also a great way for our young kids to get a sense of what it’s like to be a part of the big wide world of the professional cyclingÂ as it appears in Europe.â€
The criterium forms part of the Noosa Tri Multi Sport Festival with previous winners including Robbie McEwen, Allan Davis and Jonathan Cantwell.
The race will also include a strong contingent of Australia’s international stars along with some of the best from the Subaru National Road Series.
Held on a tight ‘hot dog’ circuit along Noosa Parade the race attracts a 20,000 strong crowd, which with the presence of Peter Sagan is expected to be even bigger this year.
SUBARU Australian Open Criterium race details:
- Women’s race: Saturday 2 November, 2:30pm, Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads
- Men’s race: Saturday 2 November, 4.40pm, Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads
The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival runs from Wednesday 30 October â€“ Sunday 3 November, 2013.
For further event information check out the website at www.noosatri.com.au
The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of a growing calendar of sporting, cultural and regional events throughout the state.