With the cancellation of Paris-Roubaix this weekend, I thought I’d be struggling for a big story. But NO! It was as if we all stepped into Dr Peabody’s Wayback Machine and arrived at the peak of Mark Cavendish’s pomp. He took the day in Monday’s stage of the Tour of Turkey and it looked like he went so fast he turned the clock back. Plus we have the return of Fabio Jakobsen, a generous Primoz Roglic and some pavé.
It was a Monument weekend with the Tour of Flanders and we have the tweets to prove it! And once again, the winner wasn’t the rider that most people were talking about. That red and white nat champ’s jersey gives Kasper Asgreen some real superpowers.
We had the Tour of Catalunya and the return of Esteban Chaves; E3 Saxo Bank with DQS playing a blinder in team tactics; and Gent-Wevelgem with Jumbo-Visma playing a blinder in team tactics. We also had experimental podiums with fire and robots! What a time to be alive!