Bastille Day. The sun shone. The crowds came out to fete both a Frenchman in the mailllot jaune and a stage finish in Romain Bardet‘s home town! A classy break went up the road to play for the win, and Daryl Impey kept his head to beat Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) in a two up sprint to claim his maiden Tour de France victoire – the first for Mitchelton-Scott in three years. There was no change on the overall as the GC guys rolled along thoroughly enjoying a lull in proceedings.
Strade Bianche is always a great race – but it really gave the fans something to cheer about on Saturday, with the men’s and women’s pelotons facing rain, wind, mud and last kilometre cramping. So jump into the muddied waters of the Twitterstream for this week’s TWEETS OF THE WEEK!
The mud, the drama, the pain and the glory. Strade Bianche was MAGNIFICENT!!