Once the Dauphine and Suisse have been raced, cycling goes a touch quiet in the run-up to the razzlemadazzle that is the Tour de France. But that doesn’t mean the Twittesphere has stopped turning. Oh no! There’s national championships (#BatChamps), training rides (have a heart for Koen de Kort!) and other treats enough to fill our TWEETS OF THE WEEK! Continue reading
Cobbles! Echelons! Rain! (Well, a few spots!) No, we’re not in Belgium we’re on the Vuelta a Espana 2017‘s longest stage in Castille-La Mancha. Once again, a rider from the break took the spoils today. Matej Mohoric attacked on the cobbles of the Alto del Castillo, powered down its descent and time-trialled to solo across the finish line, recording his maiden Grand and WorldTour victory. That’s three consecutive wins from the break and three debut Grand Tour victories – just brilliant! The peloton, containing all the GC contenders, rolled in over 8 minutes later. Chris Froome retains the race leader’s jersey. Continue reading
It’s the first of our 2017 Vuelta Tweets of the Week – from Baby Blackbird to Captain America with a Shark and a Bubble in between. We’ve already got a pretty big gruppetto as well. So let’s Vamos!