Tour de France Stage One Twitter wrap
So Peter Sagan (a.k.a. the Slovak Assassin) got the better of Cancellara and Boasson Haagen for a great win last night. His first ever stage win at his first ever Tour de France caps a remarkable year for the Liquigas rider.
Some weren’t so fortunate with Michael Rogers crashing and Chris Horner having to pull some huge turns to keep Frank Schleck in it.
Tonight’s stage should be much more suited to the pure sprinters, with a very flat profile that slants mostly downhill over the last 50km.
Here are the Twitter updates from state one of the Tour de France:
- For those of you who were watching last night’s stage and wondering why Team Sky were wearing yellow helmets, here’s your answer. Not sure whether I like it but it at least makes them a little more recognisable than just having the fluoro yellow number.
Prior to the start all the teams agreed that leading team in team classification should wear yellow helmets! #tdf
— Michael Rogers (@mickrogers) July 2, 2012
- Clearly, the UCI Overlord was more interested in the Euro 2012 Final than the cycling, which is a pity, because he missed a cracker of a stage.
— Not Pat McQuaid(@UCI_Overlord) July 1, 2012
- And Jonathan Vaughters is obviously worried about his main GC charge!
Once again, Ryder is so stressed he can barely stay comatose. twitter.com/Vaughters/stat…
— Jonathan Vaughters (@Vaughters) July 2, 2012
- RadioShack-Nissan’s Chris Horner has kindly given us his SRM data from Stage 1 if people are interested.
— Chris Horner (@hornerakg) July 1, 2012
- To be honest, Tomo, I’m not sure which was the most shocking. The explosiveness of Sagan’s win or Scott Sunderland’s horrendous wardrobe.
— Michael Tomalaris (@miketomalaris) July 1, 2012
- Gossy highlighting how difficult and treacherous the first week of the Tour de France is.
also happy to get through stage one without coming off the bike, last yr stage 1 I was of it 3 times. twice on foot and one on but cheeks!
— Matt Goss (@mattgoss1986) July 1, 2012
- Fabian’s effort was brave but ultimately fruitless. Good to see he’s moved on quickly…to the Euro 2012 Final.
In just littel second like todays finall you have to make decicions this is not easy.i lost but earn confidence. #footballtime is on
— Fabian cancellara (@f_cancellara) July 1, 2012
- While Cav didn’t feature in the finish, he was very happy for Peter Sagan.
How good must someone be to win their FIRST EVER Tour de France road stage?! Amazing ride by Peter Sagan! Happy with how I felt today too.
— Mark Cavendish (@MarkCavendish) July 1, 2012
- Richie Porte is looking forward to the mountains more than the flats.
Nervous stage, couple of near misses but g’d to do it all again tomorrow! Can’t wait for the Alps to settle it down a bit.
— Richie Porte (@richie_porte) July 1, 2012