Peter Sagan, Oman, oh man

A new year, but little has changed. Peter Sagan is still mincing professional cyclists as if they were horsemeat at a Findus beef lasagne factory. He’s won two stages in a row at the Tour of Oman and has looked ludicrously powerful. What odds on a win in one (or several) of the Spring Classics?

The Tour of Oman is a funny sort of race. I’ve tried to clarify the races which actually matter but I steered clear of mentioning any of the stage races. Technically, the Tour of Oman should be a fairly low priority as it isn’t part of the World Tour, but take a look at the start list – pretty much every rider of note is here.

  • Alberto Contador
  • Bradley Wiggins
  • Chris Froome
  • Joaquim Rodriguez
  • Philippe Gilbert
  • Fabian Cancellara
  • Vincenzo Nibali
  • Cadel Evans

And Domenico Pozzovivo as well!

A win here may not be worth too many points, but it’s clearly worth a lot by some measurement or other. Whatever that measurement is, Sagan is scoring well.

Speaking of scoring, Oman recently created the world’s largest football.