Peter Sagan bids for a fifth consecutive green jersey at the 2016 Tour de France, one short of Erik Zabel’s points classification record.
Since first bagging the jersey in 2012, Sagan has been unstoppable when it comes to racking up the sprint and intermediate sprint points, boosted by his versatility and his willingness to attack on the tougher stages.
Not even a change of rules last year, designed to favour sprint stage winners, could stop him as – despite missing out on a stage win for the second consecutive year – Sagan’s combative ride ensured a fourth maillot vert for the collection.
He is now joint second in the all-time list, level with Sean Kelly, so can anybody stop the world champion making it five in a row?
We’ve taken a closer look at the contenders.