Peter Sagan delivered a quite spectacularly subdued interview after finishing second in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. We’d assumed it was a tinge of disappointment combined with the simple fact that he’s Peter Sagan – but maybe it was just that he hadn’t had any Haribo.
Because this was the scene a day later, immediately after he’d won Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.
Look at him go!
The greatest Haribo advert ever created :: pic.twitter.com/RpWzHZa4uA
— Gage+DeSoto (@gagedesoto) February 26, 2017
Many of us will recognise this state of mind. Those are the lifeless eyes of a man whose tired brain has been reduced to endlessly repeating the instruction “mash carbohydrates into mouth” until it actually happens.
Judging by the fact that they were measured out by the fistful, we’re envisaging a somewhat friskier version of the Slovak in this particular post-race interview.
Then again, further fistfuls of the sports nutrition more commonly known as Gold Bears may have been required. It had been a tough race for Sagan, who covered any number of moves before launching an early, draining sprint.
— José Been (@TourDeJose) February 26, 2017