How good is Peter Sagan?

Peter cleaned up at the 2019 Tour de France again, winning his seventh green jersey in convincing style. Below are some of the charts I prepared as part of the 2019 Tour de France. He may not have accumulated as many points as prior years, but still managed to best Caleb Ewan by a handy margin of 68 points.

This chart shows the daily accumulation of points for the top 25 riders in the points competition. Mouse over the lines for names and details.

Points classification history

Highlighted columns are the years Peter Sagan won the green jersey (prior to this 2019 win. His average points haul for those six years is 440.

Sagan vs the rest of the podium

Sometimes interesting data comes from unexpected places. For example, there was the time that DaveRides (a frequent contributor to the comments section on Cycling Tips) observed that Sagan was scoring more points than the rest of the green jersey podium combined. He was right.