As one of the biggest personalities in cycling, we couldn’t really have expected Peter Sagan to be restrained in his clothing choices for the UCI Gala in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday night.
The two-time world champion, who defended his road race title on Sunday, rocked up with his long hair flowing underneath a fedora, a spotted suit with a red ribbon tie, sparkly shoes and a cane with a glass diamond on top. His wife also pushed the boat out, with tigers adorning her white dress.
Sagan was very much the star turn at the awards gala, picking up a framed image of his winning World Championships moment as well as the UCI WorldTour rankings award, which he sealed late in the season.
Olympic champions Greg Van Avermaet, Anna van der Breggen and Fabian Cancellara were also invited up on stage, as was women’s elite road race world champion Amalie Dideriksen.
Movistar were handed their prize for topping the WorldTour team rankings once more.