Stage 11 of Vuelta a Espana 2022 was pretty uneventful, in the racing sense, as it was a good ol’ bunch sprint stage, won by Kaden Groves of BikeExchange. Joined on the day’s podium was Danny van Poppel (Bora-hansgrohe) and Alpecin’s Tim Merlier. The red jersey stays on the ice-tub loving Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep) and none of the other jerseys changed shoulders either. But there were a few developments that could change the face of the race in the coming days …
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.