Peter Sagan delivered for the second time in as many years at the season’s big finale. The result followed a nasty switch in wind direction and a front group that tore apart the peloton. Just as in 2015, Sagan kept a low profile throughout the race but this time used his formidable kick to defeat
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Peter Sagan is the world’s best bike rider. The stripes on his jersey will tell you so, as would thousands of his fans. However, though he crowned 2015 with that stunning win in Richmond, last season was not without struggle; too many nearly moments, too many obstacles and too much bad luck. By contrast, 2016
France will be taking both Nacer Bouhanni and Arnaud Demare to the World Championships. On the one hand, this gives the country a serious chance to snatch the rainbow jersey. On the other, it could be a recipe for disaster. The two have never got on and will be reunited for the first time since
After completing a hatrick of victories with an Alessandro Ballan/Damiano Cunego 1-2 in 2008, Italy have failed to produce another World Champion. Worse still, with a generation of talented classics riders pedalling into the sunset, they’ve taken just three top tens in the subsequent seven road races. To put that into perspective, from 1968 to
As part of a series with InsideThePeloton, I’ll be previewing my favourite selections for next Saturday’s World Championship Road Race in Doha. Caught between the race favourites (Cavendish, Sagan, and Greipel) and the longer shots (Groenewegen, Nizzolo, Demare) sits Colombian Fernando Gaviria priced at 12/1 with most bookmakers.