From the sprint finishes to the early breakaways on mountain stages, chasing green jersey points, Peter Sagan animated the Tour de France. We wouldn’t expect anything less from the three-time world champion.

Behind the scenes, Sagan is just as entertaining. Photographer Brian Hodes went inside the Bora-Hansgrohe team bus at the Tour to capture the fun.

Peter Sagan
Peter Sagan horsed around with his Bora-Hansgrohe teammates two days before the Tour start. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Team manager Ralf Denk (L) talked to Sagan before the Tour, perhaps asking where he got that snazzy haircut. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan sipped a beverage before the Tour began — nonalcoholic, of course. The real beer would have to wait until Paris. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Any guesses as to how many re-tweets Sagan might get? Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
It was his goal. And he achieved it, matching Erik Zabel’s record of six green jerseys. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Even something as everyday as an under-shirt gets special treatment when you’re the reigning three-time world champ. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan mugged for the cameras on the Thursday before the race started. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
World champion selfie-taker. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Since Daniel Oss puts in so much time working for Sagan at the front of the peloton, maybe he should get a chance to beat him, just once. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan talked to 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali (center) at the teams presentation. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
The day before the Tour, Sagan made sure his mechanic got his seat height perfect. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan posed with Willi Bruckbauer, the founder and main sponsor of BORA. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Photographers followed Sagan’s every move on the last day of training before the race. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan got ready to race before the start of stage 1. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan greeted fans on the morning of stage 2, a race he would go on to win. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan stepped out of the bus — the moment all the fans had been waiting for. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
And the crowds mobbed the world champion. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan and Denk celebrated his first stage win of the Tour on stage 2. Plus, Sagan took the yellow jersey that day. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
The Bora team had lots to celebrate at the Sunday night dinner table, having won stage 2 and taken the overall Tour lead. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan saluted the teammates that helped him win his ninth Tour stage. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
The team posed with its first (and only) yellow jersey of the 2018 Tour. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan slipped on the yellow jersey on the morning of the Tour’s stage 3 team time trial. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Since it was a podium jersey, he needed a little help zipping up. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
For stage 3’s race, Sagan would wear an all-yellow time trial skinsuit. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan surveyed his yellow jersey. Stage 3 was the fourth day of his career wearing the Tour leader’s jersey. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan began his warmup for the 35.5km team time trial. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
The time trial isn’t his preferred discipline, but Sagan was still focused, prepared to defend the jersey as best he could. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan’s 100% sunglasses have special arms to open up his nasal passages. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
To cope with the French summer heat, Sagan wore an ice vest prior to the time trial. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
He also pulled down his skinsuit to let his shoulders breathe. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
One last trip back into the bus before race time. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
When you’re the world champ wearing yellow, you get special treatment, like a last-minute lens wipe. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan couldn’t keep yellow in the team time trial, so he greeted the day on stage 4 with a green jersey instead. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
The fans didn’t seem to mind Sagan’s wardrobe change. Green suits him after all. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Inside the bus, Sagan geared up for another sprint stage on stage 4. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
UCI president David Lappartient (L) spoke with Sagan before stage 4. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Peter Sagan caught up with his father before the start of stage 5. Dad would be happy to see his son win later that day. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
A green selfie stick for the green jersey-wearer. Why not? Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan signed autographs before stage 6 to Mur de Bretagne. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Sagan planned ahead for the cobblestones that awaited on stage 9 to Roubaix. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
Coach Patxi Villa (L) and Sagan on the team bus — what could they be watching? Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
A quiet moment in the dark confines of the Bora team bus. Photo: Brian Hodes
Peter Sagan
And then it’s off to take on another day of racing at the Tour de France. Photo: Brian Hodes