They launched in the capital last week ... we spotted this one at Acton Central Overground on Friday evening. We also saw a couple being ridden past the Houses of Parliament yesterday ... it's difficult to miss them.
A Giro d’Italia rider asked on Twitter how any beers he needed to down to replace the Calories burnt in Saturday’s monster stage in the Dolomites … and the answer was one that would leave even the most hollow-legged of beer aficionados legless, never mind a cyclist at the end of a three-week Grand Tour.
“Today at the Giro I consumed 6,300 Calories,” wrote Groupama-FDJ rider, Jacopo Guarnieri.
“Can anyone tell me how many beers I need to drink to replenish?“
Oggi al #giro ho consumato 6300kcal. Chi mi sa dire quante birre devo bere per una corretta reintegrazione?
— Jacopo Guarnieri (@jacopoguarnieri) June 1, 2019
Eurosport commentator Rob Hatch suggested that Daniel Lloyd, who has been working for the channel during the race, might “know something about that.”
“14 x 330ml Duvels,” Lloyd shot back. “Then you’d have enough left over for a Bud Light, but I wouldn’t bother with that bit.”
14 x 330ml Duvels.
Then you'd have enough left over for a Bud Light, but I wouldn't bother with that bit.
— Daniel Lloyd (@daniellloyd1) June 1, 2019
“I’m gonna have a funny night, then,” replied Guarnieri.
Another response came from his former Astana team-mate Enrico Gasparotto, now riding for Dimension Data.
“More than you could manage, no doubt,” he said.
Più che riesci senza dubbi!
— Enrico Gasparotto (@enrigasparotto) June 1, 2019
We’re not sure whether he took up Lloyd’s advice of downing a baker’s dozen plus one bottles of the 8.5 per cent ABV Belgian beer … but he finished 117th out of 142 riders in yesterday’s concluding individual time trial in Verona.
Marcel Kittel, who recently announced he was taking an indefinite break from pro cycling, is back on his bike, plus the beer and cake ... but he's not shaving his legs. (As spotted on the German rider's Instagram account by road.cc reader Josh Owen Morris, though the pictures in question seem to have disappeared now).
Marcel Kittel has come back to the surface over on Instagram. Clearly loving life, he's gone cycle touring on the old East/West German border, eaten cake and er grown his leg hair. pic.twitter.com/mSA76ugn3g
— Josh Owen Morris (@JoshOwenMorris) June 2, 2019
The ultracyclist has been dipping his toe in the water with mountain biking, riding the Highland Trail 550 last week - and he made a splash, though not in the way he intended ...
When you've only been riding a mountain bike for an hour, but you're one to always jump in at the deep end... I saw Dustin nail the river crossing and thought I'd have a go! #ht550 @HT_550 #mycanyon pic.twitter.com/pQ8wW81csq
— James Hayden (@JamesMarkHayden) June 1, 2019
Are you kidding me?! Woke up this morning to find out my @TrekBikes Madone is stolen! It was in the team bike room @LottoLadiesTour in the middle of a row of bikes from @knwu. Please RT or let me know when you saw anything pic.twitter.com/MSU7Ga7jQY
— Ellen van Dijk (@ellenvdijk) June 2, 2019
Thanks for all the retweets about my stolen @TrekBikes Madone. Most likely somebody from another team in the hotel stole it, as only these people had access to the room. Somebody surely knew what he/she was looking for. Cheers to all the sympathy on twitter! pic.twitter.com/H15i4uZ1hz
— Ellen van Dijk (@ellenvdijk) June 2, 2019
The final episode of Mitchelton Scott's Grio d'Italia.
The team missed their big goals with Simon Yates finishing 8th, 7'49" down on a very impressive Richard Carapaz of Movistar.
But it wasn't all bad news. The race saw fan-favourite Esteban Chavez returning close to the form of a few years ago. He took an emotional stage win late in the race.
Make sure you follow us on all the social media platforms to see what we're reviewing and some general road .cc nonsense. As a little taster, his is a look at one of the latest review bikes.
Lotto-Soudal's Adam Hansen explains ...
It happened to AG2R U23 rider Matteo Jorgenson during yeterday's race (which was won by the Team Wiggins-Le Col rider, Tom Pidcock).
Roubaix Espoir for me You can be third wheel and still get crashed. Waiting for surgery due to someone disc rotor Didn’t believe they could do this until it happened to me. Thankful for my parents being here pic.twitter.com/K1kBxLwP6J
— Matteo Jorgenson (@matteojorg) June 2, 2019
He’s the first rider from Ecuador to win a Grand Tour – and a national hero now.
It was all happening on Stage 20.
Let’s hope other companies follow British Cycling’s sponsor’s lead.
“Breath-taking is the only way I can describe it,” says Millar
And Chris Grayling was nowhere in sight.
They didn't call him Twiggo for nothing.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.