Consistency has always been one of Peter Sagan’s biggest strengths. His versatility on a wide range of terrain means he can contest far more races than many of his rivals. This was exempli ied during the irst week of this summer’s Tour de France. Sagan inished in the top 10 on every one of the race’s opening nine stages: in lat bunch sprints, on climbs such as the Mûr de Bretagne and across the Roubaix cobblestones. In total, Sagan recorded 14 top-10 inishes at this year’s Tour, the most he has ever achieved in a single edition of the race. His three stage victories make him one of ive riders who have now won 11 Tour stages in total, alongside André Greipel and Louison Bobet. But perhaps more remarkably than his victories, over the seven Tours Sagan has started, he has now inished in the top 10 on 68 stages. Of the 130 stages he has ridden (he only inished four of the 2017 Tour before he was sent home) that equates to 52 per cent. Since Sagan’s debut in the race in 2012, 55 of those inishes have also been in the top ive. It’s a tally that few riders even come close to.