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Robyn’s Extremely Online Round-up #22: Rapping, whacking, consoling

It’s been a long ol’ 7 days. What do you suggest it’s only Tuesday?

The Tour de France has me out of it already.

We’ve used the previous 7 days on the lookout at the audacity of Wout van Aert, Tadej Pogačar on La Super Planche des Belles Filles, Wout van Aert once again (!) and even Bob Jungels.

There’s also a refresher on if you require to clean your bike chain and driveset, and an update on the Cannondale Topstone Alloy.

But switch on the Benny Hill songs for the most up-to-date version in my Particularly On-line series.

At minimum he’s fantastic at cycling

‘It’s Tadej Pogačar all in. Providing almost everything. Might the ideal earn. It’s all about the journey. But it is entertaining. On the pedals dancing. Now they are screaming from the aspect. To see Pogačar sing!’

The lyrics are not specifically ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, but Freddy Mercury by no means received two Tour de France titles whilst searching quite significantly on his way to a 3rd, that’s for positive.

Bas Tietma videoed the Slovenian as he rapped his way down some stairs which you can watch below. Pogačar wore some merch from his personal manufacturer and some sunnies to entire the glance.

As a person with a rapper tattoo, I do appreciate this mixing of my pursuits. Possibly not the execution.

First the worst, next the greatest

Solid your minds again all the way to Phase 4 of the Tour de France.

Wout van Aert staged a daring last-minute breakaway in the bold yellow jersey. He gained the working day but Jasper Philipsen of Alpecin-Deceuninck didn’t realise, sprinting in the team driving and celebrating what was in the end 2nd area.

It took Van Aert’s teammate Christophe Laporte to issue out the determine up ahead for Philipsen to realise his blunder.

He took it in his stride though…

… And other groups could not hold out to sign up for in the enjoyment.

Like Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert as birthday boy Alexander Kristoff finished 4th.

Jumbo-Visma, meet Benny Hill


Points could not have gone worse for Jumbo-Visma on the subsequent stage.

Wout van Aert experienced previously strike the deck with Steven Kruijswijk and narrowly averted crashing into the Group DSM auto on his chase back.


Afterwards in the working day his teammates ended up strewn across the road in a frantic bicycle-swap attempt to stop the remarkable shedding of time.

A 5ft 7in Jonas Vingegaard was forced to cease using twice just after Kruijswijk’s bicycle was as well major for him.

Primož Roglič experienced the worst on the day, crashing into a stray hale bale and then popping his personal dislocated shoulder back again in on the roadside.

Totally free hugs


If only we could all be comforted immediately just after suffering a little something considerably less than ideal.

Thibaut Pinot endured some Pinotesque negative luck on Stage 8 from Dole to Lausanne.

I explain to you what, there is practically nothing scarier than becoming in the middle of a field observing some baseball and acquiring an influx of notifications these types of as the subsequent:

A person kilometre soon after already crashing, Pinot was whacked in the encounter by a Trek soigneur handing out a musette for some lunch.

He stumbled off his bicycle, acquiring convenience in the arms of EF soigneur Metthew Beaudin.

Particular shoutout: Romain Bardet and a consoling parent

Somebody as soon as reported you should really never ever fulfill your heroes, but that person failed to look at the existence of Romain Bardet. 

Prior to Phase 8, a young enthusiast was ready all morning for the Frenchman. 

He manufactured his way out of the crew bus for pics, and just after his desires eventually arrived real the boy then experienced to be consoled with a hug. 

This sport <3

See you next week!