We were in Belgium, we were in Spain. And we had a lot of exciting racing in both. There were some kings of the road crowned.
Nope, we did NOT see that coming!
It was a particularly exciting Gent-Wevelgem, with attacks a go-go in the final few kilometres.
So happy to see the Mighty Degs on the podium again.
The Rock will *always* have a place in Tweets of the Week
When the best thing you can say is that your rider is in the first third of the peloton … but I like the positive attitude of the Sunweb’s tweeter.
For all those bored with QuickStep’s dominance, Gent-Wevelgem seems to have the key to stopping them!
Looks like Fernando Gaviria is a team player, even against his former team.
Zdenek Stybar – Omloop and E3 champion – rode himself inside out trying to get Viviani into position for the bunch sprint (if you remember last year, Vivz was inconsolable at being beaten by Sagan). Stybar was the QuickStep equivalent of the Duracell bunny (with the help of Philippe Gilbert), just coming back to the front to try to chase the break down. … would you want Stybar to frown at you?
They just couldn’t deliver today – but you wouldn’t have bet against them. And I wouldn’t bet against them at Flanders.
Will Katusha ever come good again?
On to Barcelona!
It was a Bling win by a hair in the penultimate stage of Catalunya. It was good to see Matthews back in good form.
But Davide Formolo thwarted the sprinters in Barcelona with a fabulous win. Solo. Yep – winning feels great!
Adam Yates tried to make something happen in the circuits around Barcelona, but it was not to be. He didn’t push Miguel Angel Lopez off the top spot.
There was a theory circulating on Twitter about how the Yates brothers could double their fun.
Definitely a touch of class … (and it’s great to see Musette back in my timeline!)
I fear that with the Yates brothers all Grand Toured up, our little kangaroo might not be given the chance to live up to his potential. Hopefully he’s healthy this season and can put in some great performances.
Just leaving this here.
Any Tweets of the Week is a good Tweets of the Week when Thomas De Gendt is here!
Riding the highway on a Friday afternoon
Stybar takes another one-day classic. Hugs, crowns, a giant globe of alcohol … not a frog in sight, thank God.
For your listening pleasure …
Congrats to Kristof Ramon for a winning photograph!
I would love to see someone do this now.
Not sure why this is happening
Eeeeek – that road rash! But what a fabulous name! Barnabas Peak – sounds like a Dickens character.
I miss these two. I really do.