Tweets of the Week 2022 : Redemptions, heroes and goats rejoicing!

It was an emotional rollercoaster of a week – from Thibaut Pinot being pipped at the finish one day to taking a stage win the next day in Tour of the Alps to Romain Bardet sacrificing his chances at LBL to help a seriously injured Julian Alaphilippe. We also have the newest LBL victor and an Ardennes legend who has ridden his final spring classic. Plus a few old friends in the gruppetto. Go!

Let us sing a song of Romain Bardet

Romain Bardet is having a brilliant spring, with an audacious win in Tour of the Alps. But what he did during Liege is what makes him great.

What Romain did earlier in the week …

We all waited for news of Alaphilippe during LBL – hoping for the best. While his injuries were extensive, it could have been so much worse. At time of writing, the world champion is still in hospital. We wish both LouLou and Van Wilder a complete recovery.

You’ve been Remco’d

A fine Gruber gallery for the victor


Wantyness and Woutness

A team with no arrogance and a lot of panache, Intermarche Wanty Gobert helped make the spring classics sooooo exciting. They quietly went about their business – both on the bike and in the DS car – on Sunday and Quinten Hermans took second for an all-Belgian podium.

Has a new friendly rivalry begun?

Let the goats rejoice!

It was heartbreak for Thibaut Pinot and his legion of fans on Thursday’s Tour of the Alps stage. So close … SO CLOSE

And again, on Friday, would history repeat itself? I was in a very quiet office and did not realise that I said ‘Oh God, I can’t bear this!’ out loud. A concerned colleague came over to check on me. I had to admit I was watching cycling on my phone … I found out yesterday from another colleague that in fact the *entire* office heard my mournful cry. They also noticed that I jumped up and down when Pinot won …

Pure class

One last Liege, Phil

I love the little pat on the back from Mikael Cherel 

You can’t go wrong with a Gruber Insta gallery to the legend who is Philippe Gilbert 

A week late but not a shower short …

The Gruppetto

Look who has a new team …

There is ALWAYS room in Tweets of the Week for Marcel Kittel and if he wants to come to VeloVoices Towers and power wash the exterior, that would not be a problem

The last word

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