It was the first weekend of the Spring Classics – oh, we were afroth with excitement at VeloVoices Towers. And all along our Twitter timeline, the fans came out with Wout dolls, Wout films, Wout love … but that’s not all. Tiesj and Taco admiration. Ridiculous predictions for the year based on … not a lot! Fabio fabness! And much much more! Often imitated but never surpassed … it’s TWEETS OF THE WEEK!
Primoz Rogic (Jumbo Visma) won the final stage of Vuelta a Espana 2021 and sealed the deal on his overall victory. Magnus Cort of EF Nippo set the benchmark on the time trial but could only look on from the hot seat as the Slovenian proved again that he’s the fastest man at the race. Elsewhere, very little changed as the race came to a drama-free conclusion.
As the Vuelta a Espana headed into its third and final week, Stage 16 was seen as one of the final opportunities for the sprinters and their teams. With Alpecin’s Jasper Philipsen leaving the race last week, the out-and-out favourite for today’s stage was current green jersey wearer, Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep). However, with over 1,200 metres of climbing and some wind in play on parts of the route, other teams (well, UAE Team Emirates) put Jakobsen and The Wolfpack to the test. A ferociously fast stage did see Jakobsen distanced at one point, however some solid teamwork saw the man in green make it back to the bunch way before the finale, where, as predicted, he blew his competition away to take a powerful victory. Jordi Meeus (Bora-hansgrohe) and Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) rounded out the podium, with Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarche-Wanty) remaining in red for another day. Continue reading