Yes, it’s time for the hottest race on record – the spicy Vuelta a Espana. While we love the craziness of the Vuelta, sometimes it’s the languor of those uneventful stages that brings out the spice and Tweet heat from fans that is GOLD for this column. And we’ll be serving it up through the whole three weeks. Vamos!
Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) launched from a LONG way back to grab victory on a messy Stage 5 of the 2021 Giro d’Italia. The Aussie pocket rocket zoomed past his rivals like a hot knife through butter, condemning Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka Assos) to yet another second place with Cofidis’ Elia Viviani rounding out the podium. Alessandro De Marchi (Israel Start Up Nation) retains the pink jersey but a chaotic, crash-marred finale saw UAE-Emirates’ Joe Dombrowski lose over 8 minutes, Pavel Sivakov (INEOS-Grenadiers) trail in 13 minutes down and later withdraw, and Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) unable to finish the stage at all.
After a little bit of a holiday after the end of the 2019 season, we’re back with the first TWEETS OF THE WEEK 2020! We have new jerseys, controversial statements, tiny tot cycling fans … oh and so much more. Dive in!