Peter Sagan claimed the 100th victory of his career by winning the Grand Prix Cicliste de Quebec in September and then made it 101 by winning his third consecutive World Championship road road.
To mark the occasion, we have looked back at his best triumphs.
Have your say on which you think is No 1 by voting in the poll at the bottom of the page.
Tour of California 2012, Stage 1
Get a puncture with less than 10km to go on a flat finish and it’s pretty much curtains for your chances of victory. But not for Sagan. That’s what happened to him on the opening stage of the 2012 Tour of California and not only did he make it back to the peloton in time for the sprint, he managed to conserve enough energy to beat his rivals with ease.
Tour de France 2012, Stage 3
Having already claimed the first Tour win of his career on Stage 1, Sagan gave an even stronger hint that he was a superstar in the making by blowing some of the sport’s biggest names away two days later. The stage favourites were level with 250m of the uphill sprint to Boulogne-sur-Mer remaining, but then Sagan powered clear and even had time to perform a Forrest Gump-style running celebration as he crossed the line.
Although prolific in 2010, 2011 and 2012, it wasn’t until 2013 that Sagan claimed his first victory in a big one-day Classic - and it was worth the wait. He joined a 13-man breakaway in the final third of the race and then stunned his fellow escapees with a solo attack with 4km to go. He quickly stretched out a decisive lead and celebrated his triumph by pulling a one-handed wheelie as he crossed the line.
World Championship road race 2015
Sagan claimed the first of back-to-back world titles with a brilliant solo victory in Richmond, in the United States. He attacked on the penultimate climb of the day, with 2.8km to go, and held off the chasing peloton to win by three seconds. His success was so popular that he shared high fives with back-markers as they crossed the line.
Tour of Flanders 2016
Sagan ended his long wait for a win in one of cycling’s five ‘Monument’ Classics with a supreme solo victory at the Tour of Flanders. He initially moved clear along with Michał Kwiatkowski and Sep Vanmarcke with 33km to go, but he dropped them one by one over the steep Flanders climbs and was leading solo by 13km to go. Chasers began to close in as he approached the final 2km, but then Sagan kicked again and won by a dominant 25 seconds.
Tour de France 2016, Stage 11
The day had looked set to end in a bunch sprint, but when crosswinds began battering the peloton on the flat run in to Montpellier, Sagan sensed an opportunity and duly attacked with 12km to go alongside team-mate Maciej Bodnar and Team Sky duo Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas. Sagan wanted to gift the stage win to Bodnar, but with race leader Froome chasing bonus seconds, the Slovakian couldn’t take the chance and instead sprinted to an easy victory of his own.
Eneco Tour 2016, Stage 3
Not Sagan’s most prestigious win, but this was one of the most unlikely and technically brilliant sprint wins you are likely to see. He was badly boxed in with 250m to go and looked to have little chance of victory, but when the smallest of gaps opened up, he weaved his way through it and powered past the rest of the field to win by more than a bike length.
World Championship road race 2016
Sagan became the first man since Paolo Bettini in 2007 to retain the world road race title by beating Mark Cavendish in a sprint finish in Doha, Qatar. Tom Boonen and Giacomo Nizzolo ignited the sprint but appeared to jump too early, which opened the door for Sagan and Cavendish to breeze past them. But while Cavendish went left and hit traffic, Sagan shrewdly decided to go for a narrow gap on the right and squeezed through to win by a bike’s length.
Tour de France 2017, Stage 3
It looked like Sagan’s chances of winning Stage 3’s uphill sprint into Longwy had evaporated when his foot unclipped from his pedal just as he was launching his sprint, but he somehow managed to clip it immediately back in, maintain his momentum and hold off the likes of Michael Matthews and Greg Van Avermaet for the unlikeliest of triumphs.