This week, the pro peloton heads for Colombia where they are given a Beatlesque welcome. We also have some unsavoury rumours about Oleg Tinkov and a £20m offer – oh what crazy Tweets of the Week that would bring if it came true. And of course the gruppetto filled with warm and wonderful cycling tweets.
Thibaut Pinot has had a marvellous season and it’s fitting that it’s been capped off by the Frenchman’s first Monument win with Lombardia. In great late season form, he took his second Italian win this week by cracking Vincenzo Nibali on Civiglio, the penultimate climb of the race, to take a beautiful solo win. Nibali held on for second with Dylan Teuns putting in a solid performance to round out the podium.
We have some great #BatChamps victories in this week’s Tweets (including a Viking with an eyepatch!), the best Tour Team announcement ever, fondo cookies with Fabs and Phil, PhilGil with a confetti gun and much much more in this Froome-free TWEETS OF THE WEEK!