Tweets of the Week: Zabelgate, Zumba and hot pink Phinney

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 22nd April 2012.

Confessions, Katusha and Zabelgate

The UCI announced on Monday that Katusha’s Denis Galimzyanov failed a doping test and admitted EPO use. He also wrote an open letter, saying that he acted alone and absolving others at Katusha from any involvement. That didn’t convince many people – to set the scene, we have a tranche of Inner Ring tweets when the news broke:

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Happy birthday to Rein Taaramae

Cofidis' Rein Taaramae (image courtesy of Rein Taaramae)

Cofidis's Rein Taaramae (image courtesy of Rein Taaramae)

Rein Taaramae is 25 years old today. Palju õnne 25. sünnipäeva

Rein’s another rider I see regularly training on the Cote d’Azur roads. Sadly, having broken his left elbow in a fall at last weekend’s Vuelta a Castilla y Leon, he’s confined to the home trainer and won’t be back on those roads for a couple of weeks.

This latest injury will be a bitter blow following close on the heels of his mononucleosis infection (glandular fever), the first symptoms of which appeared a few days before Paris-Nice, a race in which he finished fourth and won the best young rider jersey last year. But this year the young Estonian was nowhere to be seen, even though he had finished second behind Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) at the Ruta del Sol just a few days earlier. Continue reading