Strade Bianche is always a great race – but it really gave the fans something to cheer about on Saturday, with the men’s and women’s pelotons facing rain, wind, mud and last kilometre cramping. So jump into the muddied waters of the Twitterstream for this week’s TWEETS OF THE WEEK!
Strade has a new champion
… and the three riders who made the race so exciting – Tiesj Benoot, Romain Bardet and Wout Van Aert – made a lot of new fans with their audacity, panache and true grit. Is it any wonder this is one of the best races in the calendar each and every year?
Bedhead surprises us all – but we loved it! Riding free, with no thought of saving time for the next day’s stage. Seeing his chance and taking it and riding with such panache!
Sportsmanship – love it!
Wout Van Aert – current cyclo-cross World Champion – is a rider of immense talent and he’s testing his legs on the road now. He proved himself to be strong – riding out front with Bedhead Bardet for over 50km – but the final kilometre was the killer. He said that both legs cramped on the road up, which caused him to fall off the bike. He kept his cool, however, got back on and claimed the third step of the podium. Absolutely fantastic pictures – epitomises this race!
GVA did not get his wish
The Mud Gallery
Andrey Amador – my favourite Movistarlet – loves the race but the race, apparently, doesn’t love him. A quick Google Translate on the tweet below: The most beautiful race there can be! But the one that does not forgive me with the theme of luck! In the same section every year, to change bike! >emojis a go-go<
It doesn’t even look like Valverde!
PhilGil and Gaviria don’t look like they enjoyed that.
Pluie à Paris
The rain kept up, this time it moved to Paris on Sunday for the start of Paris-Nice. And if it wasn’t hard enough to figure out who was in what kit (and that Mitchelton Scott looked like Jumbo Bees), FDJ now has a new sponsor and a new name (although, let’s face it, we’re all going to keep calling them just FDJ).
And this is how Arnaud Demare did it – by a hair.
He’s got the Power
“A son definitely changes the way we think”
Watch the kid’s face
Love love love love love love love this kit
From the looks of that angelic face, he just turned 12
Lord Hoy‘s son is charmingly poetic.
San Remo recon – we’ve seen this somewhere before!