Peter Sagan is the second-best cyclist on the planet

Second to anyone. No-one in particular. Think there’s some sort of rota system in operation, to be honest.

E3 Harelbeke (the race named after a motorway it doesn’t use – a road which isn’t even called the E3 any more) saw him finish second to Michal Kwiatkowski.

I make this Sagan’s fifth second-place this season and his sixth if you include the overall at Tirreno-Adriatico, which of course you should. The result also pushes him into second in the UCI World Rankings.

If you ever get the opportunity to play scissors, paper, stone against him, I definitely recommend doing so for money.