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.
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!!!!!
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!