The Season of Sagan

PETER SAGAN

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In Argentina the World Tour season begins, like in all first appointments Sagan is excited, anxiously waiting. The first stage race of the year, which for seven days in January held everyone in suspense.

Second place in the second stage! Not a victory as such but his form bodes well for a season that proves to be full of success.

Another 5 second places follow, but when you carry the champions stripes on your skill it is merely a prelude to a well orchestrated work. As in Baroque music when the prelude is often combined with an escape, these early season second places are followed by his first win of the season in the 78th edition of Ghent-Wevelgem.


 

Gent-Wevelgem 242,8km

27th March 2016

Peter Sagan is first to the finish line with a time of 5h55’16” with an average speed of 41.01 km/h beating the Belgian Sep Vanmarcke in second and the Russian Vjačeslav Kuznetsov in third place.

Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

::229 points


 

Ronde Van Vlaanderen – 255km

03rd April 2016

The 100th Edition of the Belgian race.

Only a few days after his first win in the Rainbow Jersey Sagan is first again, resisting the attacks of Spartacus – Fabian Cancellara, flying solo to the finish line after 6h10’37” with an average speed of 41.28 km/h.

2016 Ronde van Vlaanderen

::329 points


 

Paris-Roubaix – 257,5km

10th April 2016

140th Edition

With little time to recover the Northern Classics are tough races that leave their mark, you do not win without sustaining injury, you do not win without both the body and mind.

The 27 pave sections see Sagan finish in 11th position.

2016 Paris-Roubaix

2016 Paris-Roubaix

::329 points


 

Tour de Suisse – 1197,2 km

11-19th June 2016

The 86th edition of the race, the 17th test of the UCI World Tour calendar.

The success continues. A sprint win for the first stage against the best fastmen in the world cements his record for the most stage wins of the race.

Watson/BettiniPhoto©2016

::343 points


 

Tour de France – 3529km

02-24 July 2016

In the yellow jersey after the second stage and holding it until the fifth where Sagan replaces it with his more accustomed green jersey as leader of the points classification. Peter’s tenacity leads him to victory in stages eleven and sixteen and earns him the coveted red number for most combative athlete in the race.

2016 Tour de France - Stage 19

2016 Tour de France - Stage 10

::445 points


 

Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec – 201,6km

09 September 2016

The next race, this time Québec witnesses Sagan’s continued winning streak as he takes victory and moves to the top of the UCI points classification after 5h07’13” with an average speed of 39.37 km/h

Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec 2016

Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec 2016

::585 points


 

European Championships – 232,9km

18th September 2016

The desire to win makes a champion.

Nine moths have passed since Sagan’s first victory in January but in September, after a year as the World Champion, the green jersey of the Tour de France, a Monument victory and multiple stage wins in Plumelec there was victory again. This time with Sagan crowned as the European champion. What is left to win for a champion like him? There is one more goal left… the UCI World Tour points classification.

Two wins at the Eneco Tour – the result of Peter’s determination and tenacity allows him to reach the first position in the standings, with his hands raised to the heavens. Crowned as winner of the World Tour.

::669 points


 

Photos: BrakeThrough Media & Bettini Photo

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