An epic solo victory, a hard crash, a soft spoon – wow, the Ronde Van Vlaaderen had it ALL! We have Belgian legends Boonen & Gilbert, a sanguine Sagan and much much more! The Twitterstream was teeming with cobbley goodness for today’s Tweets of the Week!
The twists and turns of this season just keep coming. Coryn Rivera (Sunweb) took the biggest win of her career – and became the first American to win Ronde Van Vlaanderen – by being part of a chase group that caught the break in the final kilometre to set up a tight bunch sprint for the line. And Belgian national champion Philippe Gilbert (Quick Step Floors) did the opposite – finding himself with a gap on the crest of the Oude Kwaremont 55km from the finish, he set out on an impossible dream that led to the reality of one of the most thrilling solo wins in the race’s history.
Holy moly! A triple from golden boy Greg Van Avermaet and some very tough love from Peter Sagan in Gent-Wevelgem; Ladies Favourite™ Bernie Eisel has a few words for us; Fabian Cancellara spills his skittles on the way to the airport and The Two Worlds of Manuel Quinziato. It’s a fast-paced, elbow-flicking Tweets of the Week! Continue reading