Who would have thought that the team of the spring classics would be Ineos Grenadiers? But they’ve been burning up the parcours over the past few weeks and they bagged the biggest Classic of them all, Paris-Roubaix. In a race that didn’t follow any of the usual playbooks, Dylan van Baarle kept the faith and arrived at the velodrome alone to take a solo win, posting up the race’s fastest time ever. Second place went to Wout van Aert and third to Stefan Kung. I’ve tried to piece it together for you although I found it impossible to describe just how chaotic the whole day was.
It was the first (official) Monument of the season and certainly through the 5hrs of not-a-lot-happening, the tweeters were out in force … But our timeline really went bananas as the favourites went over the Poggio. It’s another ripping Tweets of the Week with *that* descent, Formolo faces, Tufts of Power, Lachlan’s big adventure, burger butts and much much more.
Kathi, Luke, Issie and Euan come together to admit that life has got in the way of cycling at times over the past couple of weeks… BUT…
- They break down Mohoric’s majestic Milan-Sanremo
- Kathi reckons she knows what Jumbo are up to (and it’s exciting)
- There’s some love for Pog even though he just can’t help winning
- And will Pidders ever hit the heights that the British cycling media think he can?
And for the curious, you can follow Luke’s dog at @the_loch_nessy_monster on Instagram.