Vuelta Tweets of the Week : Roglic’s reign in Spain

Our last Vuelta outing of 2021 made all the more sparkly by contributions from the Twitterstream. Another big shoutout to #Couchpeloton for keeping us all in high spirits through the last week …

Highs and lows and Muppets and Superman

Stage 17 – the first of a double header of steep HC finishes – saw Egan Bernal going for broke 60km from the finish, followed only by Primoz Roglic.

As gracious as ever from Bernal.

Roglic, King of Understatement, showed his joy at going with Bernal and taking a great stage. He’s really loosening up in these interviews!

Stage 18 was another eye-wateringly steep climb. Throw some mist into it and you get this.

But the cycling gods had a surprise in store for MAL on Stage 20 …

Stage 19 was Magnificent Magnus powerging to his third stage win of the Vuelta. He just wasn’t going to lose this …

Stage 20 showed us that if you faff around, you could get caught out by a guy who has the expression of Animal from the Muppets. Chapeau,

A lot has been said about Miguel Angel Lopez’s unexpected abandon in the middle of stage 20

Stage 21 and Primoz Roglic had the Vuelta sewn up before he left the starting ramp for the ITT … but then we thought that in 2020 Tour de France. But he was perfect, even catching his two-minute man, Enric Mas.

Meanwhile, over the hot seat during the stage …

Magnus Cort came within a handful of seconds of winning the final stage …


Primoz, the peloton’s pilgrim

All the jerseys


Transfers and farewells

We wish all the riders who are retiring this year a wonderful farewell party and all the best for the future.

Tosh van der Sande is going to Jumbo-Visma and team managers Marc Sergeant and Herman Frison leave Lotto-Soudal at the end of the season. Thomas De Gendt has said that he is thinking about retiring at the end of 2022.

The Grupetto

The last word

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