The first full week of Giro2022 and it was eventful! For me, the two big stories were Juan Pedro Lopez and Biniam Girmay. We also have stunning Gruber Insta galleries, RookieRacingRecap, Tom Dumoulin being playful, Cav thanking his Hungarian fans and much more. Tweets of the Week is in the pink!
Today, Biniam Girmay became the first Black African rider to win a stage at a Grand Tour. Considering Grand Tours have been around for almost 120 years, that’s a hell of a glass ceiling to smash through. Everything else about stage 10 of this year’s Giro d’Italia will be but a footnote to this historic achievement.
For the record, after Girmay (Intermarche Wanty) came Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin) and Vincenzo Albanese (EOLO). The GC leaderboard didn’t take too many knocks.
Kathi, Midge, Luke and Euan convene at VeloVoices Towers to discuss the first week of the 2022 Giro d’Italia.
There’s a lot of love for Juan Pedro Lopez, Thomas De Gendt, Guillaume Martin, Biniam Girmay and many more.
We chat about how GCN have upped their game (lots of Robbie love), how Hungary embraced the race and, in a rare occurrence, we all agree on who we’d really like to win the Giro.
For the hipsters, Midge delivers a breakdown of Tro Bro Leon and find out about Luke’s search for the perfect extra thick milkshake.
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