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When will Peter Sagan get his 100th victory?

Joe Robinson
10 Aug 2017

Today was not the day for Peter Sagan who continues his hunt for that 100th win

Most would have have had their eye peeled to the final kilometres of the BinckBank Tour on Thursday as, if Peter Sagan would have sprinted to victory, he would have taken his 100th professional race victory. 

However, it was not to be his day, with the Slovak settling for fourth with Belgian Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) taking the victory.

The messy sprint into Lanaken was technical and with late attacks from Alex Dowsett (Movistar) and Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors), no one team could organise a proper chase. 

This means that Sagan will have to wait for his historic 100th win. Whilst there is a distinct possibility it could happen at the BinckBank Tour this week, it is unlikely that we will have to wait very long. 

The eventual victory that takes the World Champion up to triple digits will be far from a surprise.

After disqualification from the Tour de France, his return to racing has been impressive with a stage victory and three podiums at the Tour of Poland complementing his wins at the BinckBank Tour. 

With a third consecutive World Championships possible, Sagan's season may continue in glory.

The road race in Norway is lumpy, but not impossible for someone with the talents of Sagan. A third consecutive title would be unprecedented and further the legacy of Sagan. 

A scan of the 27-year-old's palmares makes for impressive reading, with stage victories in most races and a sizeable amount of one-day success.

Five green jerseys at the Tour de France and the a win at the Tour of Flanders act as headlines amongst his rainbow bands. 

The only critique could be his lack of Monument victories, sitting at one. Yet when you remember Sagan is only reaching his peak years, the thought of him not adding to this total is unthinkable. 

When Sagan takes these century of victories, it will only confirm what we already know.

Peter Sagan will be remembered as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.

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