This week, our title is a bit of a misnomer, as there’s not that much Giro d’Italia this week, but boy, Tweets is still packed full of goodness! We have Mark Cavendish, imaginary jerseys, and a feisty gruppetto featuring Wout Van Aert, Peter Sagan, muppets, Lachlan Morton and an hour-long Quickstep Tour de France 2020 film. Sit back and 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.
The Tour de France starts on Saturday, which means the teams are getting their final startlists worked out. Plus, there were a ton of #BatChamp races over the weekend and a flurry of transfer news. That and much more in your pre-Tour TWEETS OF THE WEEK