How Twitter reacted to Ian Stannard’s Het Nieuwsblad win

The dust may be settling on Ian Stannard's remarkable Omloop Het Nieuwsblad win, but the aftershocks of the Team Sky man's achievement rumble on

One by one, Ian Stannard picked off the three Etixx-Quick-Step riders who went in the decisive break with him, and Twitter was flooded with great reactions from around the world.

Here’s a selection that caught our eye.

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1. David Millar reminded everyone how Stannard recovered from his Ghent-Wevelgem crash last year. Out of the ditch and back onto the podium, less than a year after breaking his back.

2. Dougie Horner has a plan for Stannard’s retirement nest egg.

3. Richard Moore, who took a look behind the scenes of Stannard’s win for Cycling Weekly, gave away the Sky man’s best tactic.

4. Stannard beat three Etixx-Quick-Step riders in the final kilometres to take the win, which may have led to a bit of friction in the Belgian team…

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5. Spot the difference in the reactions of the two teams.

6. MTN-Qhubeka, who gained a wildcard for Paris-Roubaix last week, were also suitably impressed.

7. The Team Sky WAGS react to the win.

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8. Then there were some slightly more surreal tweets from across The Pond.