Part Two of our Giro d’Italia 2022 A to Z kicks off with Now or Never – riders who saw their chance and took it! And we finish up with Zero stage wins … teams who unfortunately didn’t come away with victory. We also have tears, tiny fans, one very quixotic rider and the best cycling photographers in the world.
It’s the start of the Grand Tour season … yes, it’s time to go all pink for the Giro d’Italia. That means it’s the first of the Giro Tweets of the Week for 2022. We have Mathieu van der Poel – on the bike, in the weeds, doing heinous things to pasta; we have Robbie and Adam being their effervescent selves as they commentate the race; we have Mark Cavendish touching the face of his teammates in gratitude.
Colour me pink! Simon PHILIP Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) only went and took a stormer of a time-trial victory on Stage Two of the Giro. The man from Bury flew along the flat and zoomed up the finishing climb with equal aplomb. A pink-clad Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) stomped on the pedals and used all his cyclocross skills to navigate the corners with supreme skill to take a close second. Fellow Dutchman, Tom Dumoulin, was quickest of an excellent Jumbo-Visma team to round out the podium.