Ex-Tour de France hero turned pantomime villain Lance Armstrong caused a Twitter storm over the weekend after hitting out at Fabian Cancellara following the Swiss cycling legend’s gold medal win in the Olympic time trial.
The win was Cancellara’s second time trial gold, following on from his win eight years ago in Beijing, and was heralded around the cycling community as an outstanding achievement for a rider now in the autumn of his career.
Lance’s response came after Fabian’s sponsors Trek-Segafredo tweeted out “BOOM! @f_cancellara is the Olympic Time Trial champion”. The American ex-rider replied with one word: “Luigi!!”.
— Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) August 11, 2016
Now, this may not seem like much of a jibe, but what the tweet implies is a touchy subject, and unfortunately has nothing to do with the famously green-clad Italian plumber or his brother Mario.