Beking 2023: Sagan triumphs in star-studded pro criterium

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Alongside a thrilling pro race that was ultimately won by many-time World Champion Peter Sagan, Monaco’s 2023 Beking also put a strong emphasis on community, charity and sustainability with a programme that blended top-tier sportsmanship with inclusive and environmentally conscious initiatives. 

The streets of Monaco were alive with cycling fervour as the third edition of Beking Monaco unfolded on Sunday 26th November.  

The event culminated in a thrilling Pro Criterium race, where cycling superstars took centre stage. Peter Sagan claimed victory, while Tadej Pogačar came a close second to round off a remarkable season that saw the Monaco-based athlete achieve a historic double victory at the Giro di Lombardia.  

Mark Cavendish, a last-minute addition to the line-up and a respected figure in the cycling community for his backing of sustainable mobility initiatives and community engagement, secured third place.  

Beking embraces community and sustainability 

Aside from the pro event, Beking 2023 also hosted activities for children and families, which included a cycling learning area for kids and the popular Pro-Am race for both professionals and amateurs. 

Speaking after the event, Beking backer Filippo Polegato of Astoria said, “It’s a tradition for us to end the racing season with this solidarity race in Monaco, bringing together champions, sport and entertainment personalities, and young cyclists to celebrate the values of cycling.” 

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