Here we are again, my friends. If we were in a non-lockdown world, we would be enjoying the Giro d’Italia right now. However, May might be Giro-less but Tweets of the Week is full of Italian flavour. We also have anonymous Froome family members taking Ineos to task, freedom rides and retired sweatpants
The best Tour de France in years? You’re darn tooting right it was. Here’s our alphabetical take on all the swashbuckling, sparkle, heartbreak and flair. Allon’s-y!
In a shortened Stage 20 of the 2019 Tour de France, it was as if the whole preceding three weeks had been a dream, a beautiful dream. For today, it was business as usual with the longed-for attackity finale reverting to the hard tempo riding on the yellow jersey group that fans have had to suffer through for the previous six Tours. Once Julian Alaphilippe well and truly cracked on the climb, it felt like the riders were just going through the motions. Vincenzo Nibali‘s solo win atop the HC Val Thorens saved the Italian’s July and there was a frisson of excitement when he nearly ran out of steam in the final kilometre with a metronomic peloton on the chase, but was the only memorable thing about this stage was that … nothing really happened?