Giro 2021 Tweets of the Week : Hot mess maps and Taco triumphs

Pink pink pink … it’s May and the Giro d’Italia has started on schedule. Phew! And need I say, the cycling fans were afroth with excitement – which means great tweets! Let us begin as we mean to go on … it’s GIRO TWEETS OF THE WEEK!

It begins

We all prepare for grand tours in different ways.

Skinsuit Saturday

It was a short individual time trial to kick off festivities on Saturday.

The beast of a rider that is Filippo Ganna. The rainbow stripes were a blur …

While the worst luck ever for ISN’s Krists Neilands – he hardly got started before he found himself getting x-rays and dropping out before stage 2.

Sketchy sprint

It was one of those ho-hum days of long kilometres of riding along before they started to wind up the speed. The maglia rosa was all about keeping his team leader (ish) safe until they’d gone under the 3km banner.

But it was the fast, twisty, most nerve-racking sprint finishes that made Twitterers hit the send buttons.

Taco triumph!

A day that made all of Twitter happy. Taco van der Hoorn rode his guts out – silent screaming the whole way – while the Bora-led peloton got their timings all wrong.

More Wanty love

Some keen observations

Sammy B shockwaves

Some were outraged, some were sanguine, most were wondering why it was announced now.

The last word

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