Tweets of the Week: The end of an epic Giro

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 27th May 2012.

All hail the heroic Ryder

Where do I start? What the hell, let’s start at the finish and work our way back. Graham Watson has been bringing us some great pics all through the Giro and this is his take on the trophy presentation.

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Giro d’Italia review: The Giro in numbers

Key race facts

91:39:02 – Total race time for overall winner Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda), an average speed of 38.21kph.

157 – Number of finishers, out of 198 starters. Continue reading

Tour of Belgium review

Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) announced his return to competition and fine form by taking the five-stage Tour of Belgium. He won stage four’s individual time trial in a fashion befitting the current wearer of the rainbow jersey in this discipline, took the leader’s red jersey and maintained his lead with a flourish in the final queen stage.

After taking three consecutive sprint stages, Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) [aping Sagan – Ed] won the sprints jersey, most combative rider was Colombian Leonardo Duque (Cofidis), Pieter Serry (Topsport-Vlaanderen Mercator) was best young rider, while RusVelo were top team. Continue reading