Tour Tweets of the Week: Clips and crashes and all things German

We’re through the first weekend of the 2017 Tour de France and we’ve had crashes, popular breakaways and a ‘clipping incident’. And that was just on Twitter. (>snare< >cymbal<)We have Geraint Thomas, Peter SaganMarcel Kittel, Taylor Phinney, Spongebob Squarepants – yes, Spongebob Squarepants! and much much more
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Tour de France 2017 : Stage 2 – Kittel throws down the sprinting gauntlet

Stage 2 of the 2017 Tour de France was a long 203km stage from Dusseldorf to Liege and, just like yesterday, had weather like a Belgian classic. The rain-drenched peloton let a four-man break go away almost immediately, let them ride for intermediate sprint and KOM points, had a massive crash 30km from the finish that slowed the chase, and then recovered to catch the remnants just under the flamme rouge. The scrappy-do sprint had the fast men all over the wheels, but it was Marcel Kittel who got clear and blasted the field with his 10th Tour de France stage win. Geraint Thomas stayed safe and in yellow.
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Tour de France 2017 : Stage 1 – Sky quickest off the mark

Stage 1 of the 2017 Tour de France threw up – and threw down – some surprises, the biggest surprise being local hero and world time trial champion Tony Martin (Katusha) could not best Sky’s Geraint Thomas in the 14km individual time trial and missed the opportunity to wear the first yellow jersey in Dusseldorf. He finished fourth, with Stefan Küng (BMC) and Vasili Kiryienka (Sky) taking second and third respectively. But that probably wasn’t the only surprise …
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