This week, the pro peloton heads for Colombia where they are given a Beatlesque welcome. We also have some unsavoury rumours about Oleg Tinkov and a £20m offer – oh what crazy Tweets of the Week that would bring if it came true. And of course the gruppetto filled with warm and wonderful cycling tweets.
The final climbs have been ridden, the final maglia rosa presented to Alberto Contador and the pink confetti has been swept up. Before we say farewell, let’s have one last look at the contortionist face of Fabio Aru, a pink-haired nutter who insisted on riding alongside the peloton, and glorious enthusiasm of Juan Flecha Antonio. Continue reading
The first nine days of the Giro have been jam-packed with action – and stories. Last week seems to have been all about paradoxes – the good and the bad, the mouthy and the silent, the boring and the restful – in the form of Contador, Formolo, Flecha, Cipollini, Dowsett and Sagan (among others).