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Peter Sagan and the Circle quadrature

Peter Sagan and the Circle quadrature

The Slovaco enters the legend with its third consecutive World Cup, never seen, and season its show with 104 victories. At 27 years, Peter Sagan has had time to manufacture a whole model of cycling show and media and wrapping it on a role in which 104 victories and more than 200 podiums are already pointed out. A colossal record, elevated to legendary in Bergen, Norway, where he just won his third consecutive World Cup. The cup, unpublished in the history of cycling, assumed the Slovak phenomenon to the pantheon of the world tricampeones, together with Eddy Merckx, Alfredo Binda, Rik Van Steenbergen and Óscar Freire, and also does so by adding the exceptional nuance of having achieved it on three different continents: America (World Cup in Richmond, 2015), Asia (Doha, 2016), and now in Europe. You could talk much more about its record, but let's stop in the three archiris victories of Peter Sagan, because, in addition, they have a lot of manual of manual of How to defeat the best teams and their first swords from a precarious position, as implied by the limitations of a lower, qualitatively and quantitatively selected selection to the most powerful teams.
A simple review of the names of the defeated only raises the enormous dimension of the figure of Sagan. "
The Slovak has won the Bergen World Cup as a team leader with only 6 cyclists, by the 9 that have aligned the strongest. But if we go back to their preceding victories, Richmond 2015 and Doha 2016, we see that they were only escorted by their brother, Juj Sagan, and his childhood friend, Michal Kolár. This inferiority and the spectacular way of counteracting it based on a wide range of resources are behind the spell that arouses a cyclist capable of winning many different ways: In the United States, he had to assume a background until the time of truth, when he leaked in the final cut with Van Avermaet, Degenkolb, Stybar and Boasson-Hagen, and finished off with the memorable attack on 23rd Street in Virginia, offering a sovereign show in the final descent to win alone. [captPeter Sagan Photo credits: Flowizm (Flicks, Creative Commons License)[/caption] And in Doha he had to fight the wind to enter the last one in the definitive cut and end up winning in the Sprint, nothing less than Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen. Because that is another: A simple review of the names of the defeated only raises the enormous dimension of the figure of Sagan, whose harvest of titles is being given in a time of sprinters and classications with very few precedents in history. The result is a waterfall of emotions when their duels are served with Van Avermaet, André Greipel, Alexander Kristoff or Michal Kwiatwowski, as not long ago happened with the great Fabian Cancellara, with whom he learned to win the Flanders Tour: first losing it to him before The Swiss in 2013, and then defeating it in 2016, with An attack for cycling books on the Oude Kwaremont wall.
The big thing about Sagan is that even his defeats and fatalities are part of his show "
Adding all elements it is easy to imagine the meaning of the word Saganism, today, the religion of a large majority of fans, who feel identified with a winner, but also with that joking boy, of clueless air, which after crossing the goal usually gives a Show additional. And even the most purists surrender to the man who is able to put the world at his feet in the Tour de France, with A spooky descent from the Col de Manse or causing a cut that drags Chris Froome itself, which to stand at the Rio Games, just signed by the German Bora, and renounce the road bike to give a sublime show in the specialty of Mountain Bike. There, the last one came out, traced to third position, still within the first round, and ended up abandoning when he fought for the gold medal, because of a breakdown away from the boxes. Because, at this point in the legend, The big thing about Sagan is that even his defeats and fatalities are part of his Show: If they throw it from the Tour de France for an alleged codazo to Cavendish, the fans get out of the soul defend it, to the point of eclipse for days the rest of things that happen in the race; And if you play your ass to a hostess on a podium, even if her friend is mounted a global debate on morality. Something very of the style of what happens with Valentino Rossi, his declared idol. As with the Italian, The results seem to be a consequence of the Show, not vice versa. And if we have to refer to what Peter Sagan is doing, we have reached the quadrature of the circle in sports key.
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