Sagan 2016: The Velvet Samurai’s Rainbow Year

We are now in the Sagan era. On Sunday, the Slovakian rider won the rainbow jersey for the second year running to continue his phenomenal run of victories that began in Richmond, VA in 2015. So as a little treat for all you Sagan fans out there, here is a recap of his Rainbow Year, including tweets and photos from Sunday’s race.
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Ode to the God of Thunder

Thor resplendent in yellow in 2011’s Tour (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Thor Hushovd turns 34 today, giving us a good excuse to celebrate the Norse God of Thunder.

The most successful Scandinavian cyclist to date, the mighty Thor has won the Tour de France’s green jersey twice: first in 2005 and then, in slightly controversial circumstances, in 2009. Once the officials demoted Mark Cavendish in stage 14’s sprint finish, it looked like Thor had the green jersey sewn up. However, his audacious 80km solo ride through the mountains on stage 17 to pick up a cluster of intermediate points proved to the doubters that he was a deserving winner of the maillot vert in Paris.

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