Panache, balls-to-the-wall grit, heartbreaking and heartstopping! Here are the race finishes that left us screaming with excitement in 2018 – let us know in the comments if we’ve missed yours. Vote now!
Previous winners: 2015 Worlds; 2016 GP de Denain; 2017 Milan-San Remo
Tirreno-Adriatico was sometimes chaotic, sometimes cathartic but always competitive. Sunweb’s GC ambitions were wiped out in crashes, Marcel Kittel got his first win for Katusha and tributes were paid to Michele Scarponi. Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski won, almost by stealth, Damiano Caruso of BMC was second, also almost by stealth, and Geraint Thomas of Sky came third, despite suffering his typical Italy-induced bad luck.
Two stage races run simultaneously means one thing: a bumper crop of TWEETS. We have sprinting magic, solo wins, exhausted riders, elated victories and a lot of the Wolfpack …