Giro Tweets of the Week 2022 : Blockhaus chaos, the pride of Eritrea and flying bidons

The first full week of Giro2022 and it was eventful! For me, the two big stories were Juan Pedro Lopez and Biniam Girmay. We also have stunning Gruber Insta galleries, RookieRacingRecap, Tom Dumoulin being playful, Cav thanking his Hungarian fans and much more. Tweets of the Week is in the pink!

Gruber Galleries Rule

Ashley and Jered Gruber have been getting such amazing shots. Great shots of the riders, but what I really love about their work is that they put them in the context of the race – the fans, the scenery, those little details of extreme beauty. Make sure you click through to see the full galleries

And a GT TofW can not miss out on #RookieRacingRecap. Belinda, we LOVE you!

And the brilliant MrsFrog and her dolls of delight – follow her! Now!

Give me Girmay any day

It was what we were waiting for. Bini Girmay had been in the sprint mix from Day One of the Giro and we knew he was going to get the win … and that happened on Tuesday’s Stage 10. This is how much it means

The cycling gods, however, were just setting us up. The Prosecco cork hit Bini in the eye as he bent down to pick up the bottle and he had to go to hospital as soon as he left the podium. That cork has a lot to answer for – Bini is out of the Giro now, but luckily the injury doesn’t look long-term. We’ll see you at the Tour, Bini!

Pretty in pink

Juan Pedro Lopez has been stealing hearts this Giro. He’s definitely got mine.

Lopez wears his heart on his sleeve – he sounds so gutted that he lost control during the stage and let his anger come out. And all the emotion of that terrific fight to keep pink on Blockhaus.

Trek-Segafredo’s social team : the best.

Air was cleared, Big Tam gets playful …

While we’re on the subject of high emotion, this tribute to Michele Scarponi was incredibly touching.

Mighty Mighty Blockhaus

Blockhaus definitely sounds like a place you’d be taken to in 1984 where they put the helmet full of rats on your head. By the looks of some of the riders on the climb, I think they might have preferred the rat hat.

The Gruppetto

Just a few bits and pieces that caught my eye …

I have to get that teeshirt

A horse named Vior – and why not?

If you’re up for a challenge for a good cause, please consider Refugee Routes from The Bike Project.

The last word


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