Milan-Sanremo 2022 : Matej Mohoric dares. Wins.

Milan-Sanremo 2022 , the first Monument of the year, a beautiful Italian day. Just shy of 300km, as we all know, the action doesn’t start until the peloton nears the Cipressa. But when the action did kick off with 30km to go, holy moly! The winner was Slovenian but definitely not the Slovenian everyone was sure was going to win. It was, in fact, a well-prepared, fearless Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious) who took the title with an audacious and at times violent descent of the Poggio. We’ll start there and work our way back to the key moments of the race.

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Roubaix Tweets of the Week : The mud, the blood, the caked crusaders

It was a Weekend in Hell – for the first time, we had women’s Roubaix on Saturday and men’s Roubaix on Sunday. It was all about the mud, the blood, the snot, the tears, the ache, the cobbles. And we loved it! (Thank you, @abagofspanners, for the phrase Caked Crusaders). Hopefully, we’ll give you a real sense of the weekend and showing you little treasures you may have missed! We also say goodbye to Andre Greipel and Nicolas Roche. Oh – and at the end? We have Italian riders dancing in cleats!!!!!

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VeloVoices Podcast 172: Collecting frogs and conkers

Kathi, Midge, Luke and Euan gather round the table to pull apart the first week of Giro action.

  • We love the first time winners – all of ’em!!!
  • We love the wholesome riders like Taco van der Hoorn and Victor Lafay
  • We suspect a big name is heading for an almighty bonk
  • And share our love for giant pigs by the roadside… yes really

Come join us in Cofidis corner, FDJ corner, Wanty corner and mini-American corner too!

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Catch up on the blog!

Giro 2021 Tweets of the Week : Hot mess maps and Taco triumphs

Giro d’Italia 2021: Stage 1 – Ganna goes great guns and purrs into pink

Giro d’Italia 2021: Stage 2 – Merlier takes first sprint as the Giro remembers #WW108

Giro d’Italia 2021: Stage 3 – Taco! Taco! Taco! takes a tasty victory

Giro d’Italia 2021: Stage 4 – Dombrowski wins stage, De Marchi takes pink, GC shakes all about

Giro d’Italia 2021: Stage 5 – Ewan takes chaotic stage; Landa crashes out

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 6 – Mader wins from chaos; Valter takes pink

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 7 – Ewan fastest in the slowest stage ever

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 8 – Victory for Lafay, Attila still the one on GC

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 9 – Bernal’s muddy path to the stage and the maglia rosa