Tour de Suisse is done and dusted and the Great Tour Hope of Ineos has taken the giant trophy, which has fuelled a lot of Tour predictions. They’re coming fast and furious now and we have a few here! We also have some irreverent Tour de Suisse tweets, many of which feature Peter Sagan, who surprisingly hasn’t featured in many of the recent Tweets columns. But he’s back.
We had a sneaky week off last week but we’re back! We’ve got some Dauphine action, a little bit of Swissness, playful Bora Hamsters and much much more. It’s the original and it’s the best – it’s TWEETS OF THE WEEK!
This classic Tour de France dress rehearsal was a largely sodden, slow burner, only coming alight on the weekend’s short, sharp mountain stages after a mid-way time-trial had exposed the GC contenders. Astana’s Jakob Fuglsang seized the leader’s jersey with a late attack on stage 7, which he easily retained on the final stage, despite a handful of riders being within a minute of him. The podium was rounded out by runner-up Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First) and third-placed Emanuel Buchmann (BORA-hansgrohe) who both survived the weather-related culling of GC contenders.