Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) took time out of his rivals Chris Horner and Roman Kreuziger with a solo victory on Prati di Tivo and a sprint to second place on the penultimate stage, before a solid time trial today brought him overall victory at Tirreno-Adriatico by 14 seconds. Joaquim Rodriguez held off Nibali to win at Offida, while Fabian Cancellara dominated the closing race against the clock for the second year running.
Funny, cruel, odd, personal … you get it all on Twitter. Each week, we’ll have a rundown of some of our favourite tweets. Here are the tweets for the week ending 11th March 2012.
Bugs, bones and bronchitis
It seems only appropriate to talk about food, considering that gastroenteritis went through the Paris-Nice peloton in the early part of last week. Just goes to show even in these days of team chefs and nutritionists, power bars and protein shakes, the bugs still get in. But what did the Greatest Rider of All Time™, Eddy Merckx, eat when he was winning every race he looked at? GreenEDGE&Ham’s Stuart O’Grady found out and Race Radio shared it with us: