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 10th June 2012.
Pensive picture of the week: George Hincapie contemplating his retirement and Cadel Evans wondering how the hell to stop that pesky Sky train! While striking catalogue poses! Multi-taskers, these guys.
But that’s not the only fashion shot we’ve had this week. One has to wonder what Taylor Phinney was up to in this picture. Perhaps auditioning for a part in Priscilla Queen of the Desert? Yep, Hollywood Phinney is a superstar, even incognito…
Seems like it’s the ‘put something strange on your head’ week in the pro peloton because My Beloved™ Fabian Cancellara is training on his TT bike while wearing Ben Spies’ motoGP helmet.
Here’s a picture of My Beloved without the helmet. That’s better – let’s see your face, Fabs.
#KingForTheTour Campaign Week 2
Ted King is riding the Tour de Suisse this week, in support of SuperSagan. Last week, there was a Twitter campaign to get Ted on the Liquigas Tour de France team. We hope it works, we like Ted King. We like him a lot. We like him because he’s cheeky. We like him because he’s a chappy.
Voigt Wiggins slapdown (but not really)
Well, favourite tweeter Jens Voigt was active last week and he unwittingly became the cause of a bit of a domestic between me and Kiss_My_Panache. Usually Panache and I are in total agreement, until Jens started tweeting about the ‘meaning’ of winning the Dauphine.
Panache asked how Jens could be so dismissive about Bradley Wiggins. I didn’t read his tweets as dismissive, just opinion. I was in a minority (as usual). The phrases ‘Your dinner is in the dog’ and ‘I’m sleeping on the sofa tonight’ were bandied about and the ultimate hashtag flounce #HoneymoonIsOVER. (Just for the record, most of these phrases were from me, Panache acted the perfect gentlemen.) But enough about the Kitty&Panache Show, seems everybody and their dog yipped at Jens. This was his reply.
As for me and Panache, ‘if Jens concedes, I concede’, I say, and we’re happy again. I’m sure everyone is sighing with relief!
But more about Jens. His son is playing lacrosse. From this tweet, looks like it’s a game for Jens. Either that, or the love of inflicting pain through sporting pursuits runs in the Voigt family.
I actually used the phrase ‘no blood – no foul’ the other day in a meeting at work. Because, you know, no one was bleeding at the end of it. But Jensie is also a heavy metal fan, as we’ve found out in his many tweets about Metallica, among others. Here he’s praising Primal Fear – I thought the lyric was funny – and I could actually hear Jens say that!
But let’s move from the dark world of Armageddon and blood sports and end on what is a great Twitter exchange this week. Anyone else have a Jens Voigt Moment™? Send them in – we might just have enough for a little blog post!
Do you think that these guys don’t get much time for reflective thought while sitting in the peloton?…or while doing hours of solid base training?
They must not! They’re probably thinking about watts and power and stuff on the bike.