Tweets of the Week 2021 : A monumental Danish twist

It was a Monument weekend with the Tour of Flanders and we have the tweets to prove it! And once again, the winner wasn’t the rider that most people were talking about. That red and white nat champ’s jersey gives Kasper Asgreen some real superpowers.

Daring to race

Following on from his marvellous E3 win the week before, Kasper Asgreen proved that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the spring classics – he rides his own race, shows no fear and isn’t intimidated by anyone.

The LouLou bit didn’t work out for Mihai, but he pretty much got the rest of it right.

With it just down to Van der Poel and Asgreen, everyone thought it was a foregone conclusion that MvdP would do the double

That bouquet is a nice base for a tasty casserole.

Now this is quite the list to be on

And those who weren’t Asgreen

MvdP says he wears his white shorts when he’s feeling good – so the black shorts meant that he wasn’t looking for much?

He obviously felt pretty good for the entire race bar the final 30-some metres.

GVA was looking for his first Flanders title – he didn’t get it, mind you, but he did round off the podium on the third step. And he was still in gold.

Last year’s runner-up in Flanders was one of the hot favourites for the day. But unfortunately Wout Van Aert just didn’t had the oomph when he needed it on the last climbs.

Possibly one of the most poetic tweets about a rider who is pissed off

And a few tweets just too good to miss.

Cofidis corner – Christophe Laporte was making his presence known on Sunday, after coming in second at Dwars door Vlaanderen earlier in the week.

Boonen, beef and bidons

The obligatory Adam Blythe lovefest (and he deserves it!).

While commentating the first part of the race, Daniel Lloyd said something to the effect that the climbs weren’t particularly difficult, to which Blythe laughed and gave the best line of the entire race.

On the other hand, it was Unsavoury Corner for the finish of the race.

Michal Schar had a ‘Shit Day of Unluck’ with mechanicals a go-go. As he was trying to ride back to the peloton, he tossed his bidon to a fan at the side of the road … which now, inexplicably, is against the UCI rules and he was disqualified from the race. This will be a rule that will provoke outrage and controversy all season long!

The crowds might not have been by the roadside, but that didn’t stop the vehicular art in the fields

Van Baarle and the race no one wanted to win

Dwars door Vlaanderen was a strange race where it felt like the majority of the peloton didn’t want to win it. Well, everyone but Dylan Van Baarle who put in a fine performance to take a solo win.

October is the new April

Paris-Roubaix was on until it was off.

Both the men’s and the women’s race are scheduled for the first weekend in October.

And a cobbled April fools tweet

The last word

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