Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers) scorched through the Turin streets, in full, time-trial beast mode, to claim the opening maglia rosa for the second year in a row. The Italian sweetheart had to risk it all and ride the course by the seat of his pants to snatch victory from a formidable Jumbo-Visma pairing of Eduardo Affino and Tobias Foss, who finished second and third respectively. Deceuninck Quickstep were no slouches either with Joao Alemeida and Remi Cavagna rounding out the top five, and the man everyone wanted to see, Remco Evenepoel in seventh!
It was a strange week in cycling – namely because one didn’t know what to expect at the start of each stage of the Tour de Romandie. But apparently, it’s like the Tour de France … [right, sure, yeah]. We also have a sneak preview of what the Worlds 2025 might look like with the Tour de Rwanda. And we collect the Giro startlists and team tweets as they talk all big and bad.
Kathi, Midge, Luke and Euan gather round the table to discuss the recent races and look ahead to the Giro.
- There’s a big fight about whether the Tour of Romandie was a good race or not
- Pog and LouLou take their wins but can anyone remember how?
- Which stages of the Giro should you make a point of watching?
- And an honorary mention for Scarborough and Thomas Voeckler