Rider updates: Alberto Contador, Alexandre Vinokourov and Nicolas Roche

I’m following the progress of three stage racers in 2012: arguably the greatest of his generation, Alberto Contador – currently taking an extended break – Astana’s Alexandre Vinokourov – enjoying his swansong season  and AG2R’s Nico Roche – hoping to build on his promising 2010 results. None of my riders have collected any UCI points and, bizarrely, the rider who’s not been competing has been generating the most column inches. Here’s a quick summary of what they’ve been up to (or not) over the past couple of months.

Alberto Contador (formerly Saxo Bank)

Alberto auditions for lead role in Grease ( image courtesy of @AlbertoContad

Alberto auditions for lead role in Grease (image courtesy of @albertocontador)

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Tweets of the Week: Samson, Spartacus, Speculoos and Dr Seuss

Funny, cruel, odd, personal … you get it all on Twitter. Each week, we’ll have a rundown of some of our favourite tweets. Here are the tweets for the week ending 8th April 2012.

Why, why, why, Delilah?

Three things happened last week that set Twitter alight: Cancellara‘s collarbone, cobble chaos and Cavendish‘s child (notice how I made these all start with C?). Let’s start with the new baby, named Delilah. Cute, huh? Although the old-fashioned Instagram tint on this and Cav’s cowboy attire makes it look like something from the 50s. Not that that’s a bad thing:

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