Peter Sagan: main acquisition of the UCI Road World Championship


Posted: September 29, 2016

Updated: September 29, 2016

Beside the spectacular season, bookies consider Peter Sagan as second favorite for winning the UCI Road World Championship.  

There will definitely be many stars of the cycling world attending the UCI Road World Championship, but Peter Sagan seems to be one the most exceptional among them. It is not because of his spectacular season in this 2016, which he will spend on position number one on the UCI World Ranking List, above names such as Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana and others. It is more his attitude towards the bike and towards cycling that make him one of the athletes that attracts new audience for cycling as a sport.

As internet betting sites in EU claim, although Sagan is a great sprinter from whom you can expect anything in a messy situation, he also proved to be more than average on the mountain stages too. As it is the case with the champions in many other sports what makes him particularly famous, beside the cycling excellence, is the special way of celebrating his victories which entertains the broader audience and gathering more and more fans for cycling.

Can he defend the world champion title in Doha?

The good shape in which Sagan approaches this year’s edition of the UCI Road World Championship is a reason for all of us to think that he will be able to defend the title from the last year. However bookies challenge this conviction. Thus online sportsbooks in Australia such as Sportsbet give the favorite role to the British cyclist Mark Cavendish with odds of 5.50. Sagan is on the second place with 6.00 sharing these odds with Andre Greipel, also placed second favorite. Other sportsbooks, such as bwin are more undetermined. According to the odds they place Sagan on the same level with Greipel and Cavendish, all evaluated with betting odds 6.00 for winning the world champion title in Doha.

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