They came, they rode, Terpstra conquered – it was the 2018 Ronde van Vlaanderen. It was divided opinions about the new champion; the world champion weighed in; a future champion was born; the pay gap was enormous – and Captain Kirk forgives no man. That and much much more in the Ronde edition of TWEETS OF THE WEEEEEEEEEK!
The Ronde van Vlaanderen. Always a special atmosphere and 2018 was no different.
It is one of the most hallowed days of the cycling calendar – the Sunday of the Ronde van Vlaanderen. The 2018 men’s and women’s races had a lot in common. Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen attacked after the Kruisberg and came home with over a minute to spare, with Boels Dolmans teammate Amy Pieters and Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott Women) rounding out the podium. Later in the day, the Kruisberg proved the place for Niki Terpstra – also Dutch – to set up his own solo win (with the final blow on the Kwaremont), with Trek-Segafredo’s Mads Pedersen and Quick-Step’s returning champion Philip Gilbert standing either side with the Lidl champagne bottles.