We’ve had racing in Dubai and Oman, now the peloton travel to Abu Dhabi for the only WorldTour desert-based gig on the calendar.
It was the finale of the 2017 UCI World Championships in Bergen and one of the most exciting – and mysterious – of the week. After remaining hidden for 267km, it was Peter Sagan taking the rainbow stripes for the third consecutive year with a bike throw in a photofinish with home favourite Alexander Kristoff. It was Michael Matthews, who was second in 2015, who took bronze. I suspect he’s wondering what the entire peloton is wondering: ‘Is there no way to beat Sagan if he sets his mind to the win?’
A tactical Amstel Gold day at the BinckBank Tour and the Arctic Race goes full-on military with a sprint on an airbase.