As the season progresses and cycling fans hear the siren call of the Tour de France, our minds, hearts and wallets turn once again to … groovy cycling posters. To kick July off, I had a chat with Rob Millington, the designer behind The English Cyclist. And we’ll be running a competition to win one of his posters through Twitter during the Tour so #StayAlert!
It was heralded as the hardest stage in the Tour de France this year (by Dan Martin, amongst others) with seven categorised climbs in 160km and it was predicted to separate the wheat from the chaff by the time they reached the summit of La Planche des Belles Filles. And while it took until that last climb to bring the GC group to life, there was plenty of fireworks once they did wake up. But it was a duo who had been out in the break all day who have their names written in the Tour’s history books tonight. Neck-and-neck until the flamme rouge and the gravelled climb to the finish, Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) proved to be the strongest, leaving Trek-Segafredo’s Giulio Ciccone in his dust (literally), as he crossed the line. But Ciccone didn’t go away empty-handed, donning the maillot jaune at the end of the day.
There’s nothing like a grand tour to bring the tweeters out in force. And the Tour *really* brings them out. So it’s a bumper crop of tweets from the weekend in Brussels! We have Jumbo Bees, LouLou in yellow, Bora livin’ large, Fuglsang medical report, The Curious Case of Mark Cavendish, GVA with the pox, French corner and much much more. It’s a GIGANTIC edition of TOUR TWEETS OF THE WEEEEEEEEEEK