Tirreno-Adriatico was sometimes chaotic, sometimes cathartic but always competitive. Sunweb’s GC ambitions were wiped out in crashes, Marcel Kittel got his first win for Katusha and tributes were paid to Michele Scarponi. Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski won, almost by stealth, Damiano Caruso of BMC was second, also almost by stealth, and Geraint Thomas of Sky came third, despite suffering his typical Italy-induced bad luck.
Queen stage action shakes up the GC’s in France and Italy. Let’s get down to it.
Back to the Twitter coalface after a week off and we have a joyous pony, KwiatKrush as a giant bee, #LandaUnbound, unbelievably cool podium hats, new teammates for Sagan and one last Vuelta for Baby Blackbird.