After doing our video awards post after the Oscars, we realised that you all really love to watch cycling videos as much as we do! So, once a month or so, we are going to be gathering some of our favourite recent videos and posting them here in a feature we’ll call the Video Vault. This initial selection takes us from a journey from Rome to San Remo via the Passo dello Stelvio.
If you have a video you think should be included in our monthly round-ups, tweet a link to @kiss_my_panache. Enjoy the show!
1. Pippo celebrates second place
After Blel Kadri wins Roma Maxima in a solo break, Pippo Pozzatto thinks he’s won as he takes the sprint for second place.
We didn’t think it could get any more dramatic than that brutal stage of Tirreno-Adriatico last week, did we? How wrong we were! Sunday’s Milan-San Remo pretty much overshadowed anything else happening on Twitter so I’m dedicating the whole column to the snow, the buses, the race, the finish but most of all to the riders.
Let’s start with the white stuff. Early Sunday, the race organisers took Turchino out and the riders would have to get back on their buses, go over Turchino and then start racing again on the other side. But the riders had to ride to the stopping point – which meant they rode in heavy snow. As televised pictures hadn’t started yet, this aspect of the race started to unfold via Twitter. And this is what we saw. Continue reading