It was the start of the spring classics, with Omloop and KBK, which had surprise winners (at least not the usual suspects) and interesting podiums. As if classics weren’t enough, it’s also the time of the season for TWEETS OF THE WEEK to come out of hibernation and get back into the Tuesday groove. Enjoy!
It was quite a day of racing – Paris-Tours (won by Casper Pedersen for Sunweb), Women’s Gent-Wevelgem (won by Jolien D’hoore from Boels Dolmans), Men’s Gent-Wevelgem won by Mads Pedersen for Trek Segafredo – but more on him in a bit (and surprisingly, possibly Mark Cavendish‘s final race?), and a Portuguese win in Stage 9 in the Giro d’Italia. EF’s Ruben Guerreiro from a duo duel with Ineos’s Jonathan Castrovieja over the last two climbs. If you can call attacking on a steep incline a sprint, then so be it, but Guerreiro picked his moment to attack his Spanish companion to be able to celebrate the victory solo. The cold, rainy day didn’t topped Joao Almeida (DQS) but it did cause an ever-so-slight rearrangement of the GC.
It’s the traditional end of year round-up of the cycling season – yes, it’s the VeloVoices A to Z of Men’s Cycling 2019. As seems to be the tradition, it starts with LouLou and ends with a tenuous Z …