We’ve just finished up the Tour Down Under and the Tour de San Luis, so we have a few tweets from the action in the southern hemisphere. And it’s a Lance-free zone (except for one little thing that is funny). But otherwise, yes, it is! So let’s start the column with a legend.
The happiest man in the peloton?
Just why do we love Jens Voigt so much? Is it his dress sense?
His loyalty to his friends?
His fierce joy while doing his job?
I think it’s all here on his crossbar …
How YOU doin’?
Doesn’t look like he’s missing Cav that much, does it? This is what a road captain looks like. He’s resting in a chair and still looks in command.
Speaking of road captains, looks like Manuel Quinziato is getting in some early race bossing, in anticipation for further ahead in the season.
The Lotto boys have such a great sense of humour and joie de vivre when they’re racing together, it’s only appropriate that they have been immortalised as cartoon characters. Love this …
During the Tour Down Under, Andre Greipel rampaged to his 100th win. Remember when he couldn’t get a look-in at HTC?
Now look at him! He’s been crowned king, for heaven’s sake!
Speaking of King
Let’s get a little bit serious for a moment. Ted King, Liquigas rider, pancake lover and general all-round good guy, has written a column that you all should read. It’s from the heart.
If you haven’t read his column, here it is. We’ll wait while you read it. We’ll be here when you get back.
Here are a few other little tidbits that I thought went well with this chain of tweets…
Geez, you can’t even buy a dress shirt for the Parliamentary Rugby Awards Dinner (the what? huh?!) without being accused of being a doper these days. Just wait until the movie comes out.
San Luis wash-outs
There were some pretty big puddles to cycle through during the Tour de San Luis. It’s actually a wonder anyone saw it though, considering the quality (and I use that word loosely) of the coverage. Seems the cameraman was just some random guy who set the thing up, pointed it to – oh, there! or there! Look! A squirrel!
You abseil down into the vault …
Wiggo and Froome getting ready for a jewel heist.
I’m always chasing rainbows
PhilGil – that’s World Champion to you – has had the rainbow stripes tattooed onto his leg. Sort of like when athletes get tattoos of the Olympic rings, I guess. But they go with the socks and the shoes so who am I to question it?
PhilGil is a lucky man, no doubt about it. A glamorous wife, a cute little son, the rainbow jersey, a cool bike … but can he do THIS?
Bet not …
Cute animal picture
I liked it. I put it in. Until next week, tweeties!