It’s interesting to watch cycling through a Twitter stream sometimes. In today’s world where most of us have various race streams silently playing next to our paying jobs, going back to the days of yesteryear when the masses followed the racing action only as much as it appeared on their Twitter timeline is. . . oh, what’s the word? Old-timey, yet nostalgic. Having only watched the final two kilometers with my own eyes, that’s how I kept tabs on today’s Giro Stage 13 – refreshing my Twitter app whenever I remembered to do so, living the race in a delayed fashion through whatever someone posted on Twitter.
It’s the start of the Grand Tour season … yes, it’s time to go all pink for the Giro d’Italia. That means it’s the first of the Giro Tweets of the Week for 2022. We have Mathieu van der Poel – on the bike, in the weeds, doing heinous things to pasta; we have Robbie and Adam being their effervescent selves as they commentate the race; we have Mark Cavendish touching the face of his teammates in gratitude.
The 2022 Giro d’Italia finished its three-day trip to Hungary with a “good” old-fashioned sprint stage. Mark Cavendish of Quick-Step was the fastest of the fast men, crossing the line just ahead of Arnaud Demare (FDJ) and Fernando Gaviria (UAE). Mathieu van der Poel keeps the overall race lead, as the formative GC was neither shaken nor stirred.