Peter Sagan, two time UCI World Champion cyclist and member of the German cycling team BORA-hansgrohe, will work with mayors of the world’s great cities to help increase the number of cyclists on city streets. His efforts will support cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change. Speaking in Düsseldorf, at the start of the Tour de France, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40, the network of the world’s great cities committed to bold action on climate change, announced that Mr. Sagan will take on the role of C40 Goodwill Ambassador for Biking Cities.
“I have spent thousands of hours training and riding on the streets of cities around the world and I know what makes a great biking city.” Said Peter Sagan. “When people feel safe and confident riding their bikes rather than taking their car, they are healthier, happier, save money and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. I am looking forward to helping spread the sport that I love to millions more people across the 91 C40 cities.”
“I am delighted to be announcing Peter Sagan as the C40 Goodwill Ambassador for Biking Cities here at the start of the Tour de France,” said Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40. “The urgency of the climate crisis facing our cities and our planet requires constant innovation and new ways of working. In Paris we have seen the benefits that increased cycling rates have brought and I know that Peter will help to bring that spirit of transformation to cities across the C40 network.”
Read the Press Release here.