Gent-Wevelgem 2019 went right down to the wire this year – no long solo breakaways as in previous years, but one big bunch sprint, with Alexander Kristoff the strongest at the end of a fatiguing race. The Norwegian launched early and while other more fancied names found themselves either out of position or without that final kick into the headwind, he held his power to sail clear over the line for a victory that took many by surprise. It was classic Kristoff! John Degenkolb and Oliver Naesen joined him on the podium for second and third respectively.
It was Milan-SanRemo weekend and holy moly it was a hell of a finish. We have Alaphilippe, Naesen and Kwiatkowski, reactions from those not on the podium, Sagan swinging a baseball bat, Degs dropping a chain … we also have a special report in from Volta a Catalunya involving the Breakaway King. Yes, it’s TWEETS OF THE WEEK
Kathi, Midge and Euan pick over the first Monument of the season, Milan-SanRemo, and celebrate the quality of the race. Plus they look at Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico, look ahead to the beloved cobbles. give a shout-out for the social media skills of Magnus Cort and find out just who is doing the best impersonation of Mystic Meg with the VeloVoices BIG bold predictions (clue: not Euan)