Tweets of the Week 2021 : Cav turns back time; Rog gives gifts

With the cancellation of Paris-Roubaix this weekend, I thought I’d be struggling for a big story. But NO! It was as if we all stepped into Dr Peabody’s Wayback Machine and arrived at the peak of Mark Cavendish’s pomp. He took the day in Monday’s stage of the Tour of Turkey and it looked like he went so fast he turned the clock back. Plus we have the return of Fabio Jakobsen, a generous Primoz Roglic and some pavé.

Rockets ablaze

Everyone had their hopes high when it was announced that Mark Cavendish would be returning to QuickStep for the 2021 season. With each race, he was getting closer and closer until in Monday’s Tour of Turkey stage, he brought that turn of speed that we remember and took his first blazing (and emotional) win of the season.


And what a popular win that was on our Twitterstream.

Even the guy he beat!

I’m personally looking forward to Andre Greipel taking a win soon.

And there was a very special rider helping Cav make his win a reality.

After that horrific crash last year, Fabio Jakobsen is back and in the lead out train.

This was what Fabio posted the other day – his first day back

Giving gifts

After all the brouhaha of Paris-Nice and Primoz Roglic giving no gifts to Gino Mäder, we see that it wasn’t because Roglic was a vicious man. It was because it was the penultimate stage and he needed to take as many seconds (including bonuses). How do we know this. Because on Saturday, he fought back to win the overall by working with David Gaudu and Hugh Carthy in an audacious break. They let him take all the bonus seconds on offer during their time out front, then, under the flamme rouge, when he knew he had the overall clinched, he gave Gaudu a fist bump and the stage was the Frenchman’s. Because Roglic really is a good guy.

Love the little fist bump between them as they went under the flamme rouge 

Jumbo rider Jonas Vingegaard was in the chasing group with Rog’s arch-rival Tadej Pogacar, making sure that he was always on his wheel and making sure the chase group didn’t get organised. And he got himself second step on the final podium.

This is how Roglic celebrated his victory. He’s got his eye on that top step on the Champs.

The last word

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