Can this season get any better? This week’s tweets has the surprise of Pais Vasco (not least the cannabis fug hanging in the air), the blistering and beautiful Paris-Roubaix and our gruppetto of tweets too good to miss. First to Spain …
Wow man, I see rainbows. They’re beeeeaaaauuuuuttttiiiiffffuuuulll.
You know it’s a hard race when Jensie mentions the conditions!
For me, this is the race of the season: so brutal, so beautiful, so unpredictable, so epic. And this year was no exception. The anticipation, the race, the finish and the reactions were all expressed on our favourite social media channel.
The anticipation: from fans, from riders, from everyone.
A little stroll down memory lane. Before he became Spartacus.
Ahhh, the Twittering Dream Team of Henderson & Hansen …
And Paris-Roubaix seems to bring out the poets in people!
Former Roubaix champion Johan Vansummeren is rocking the Vladimir Karpets look.
An aside about cycling etiquette – stop and wait or push on? Cancellara and Vanmarcke pushed on, however, this was no Chaingate.
Cancellara might have won the trophy, but Sep Vanmarcke won a lot of fans with that race full of heart-blood. Paris-Roubaix is a special parcours, there’s no doubt about that, but as any cycling fan knows, it’s the riders who make the race. And certainly the two battling it out in the velodrome made this year’s Classic a classic. At the end, one fell to the ground in exhausted triumph, one let the teardrops fall in exhausted defeat – but for everyone who watched the race, they were both winners.
Reaction from riders and fans
Races like Sunday, I thank the web gods that Twitter was invented. The reactions from fans and riders alike were amazing to read – you could almost feel the crackle of excitement through the screens.
It’s over for another year. We still have much to look forward to this season but hey, hasn’t it been an amazing few weeks?
The tweets that were just too good to leave behind.
The great Nutella heist …
My favourite teeshirt of the week!
We love Ted King and his foodie musings.
Lost, hopefully to be found soon!
Lydia is still in a state of hyperventilation.
Are all sportsmen mentally ill?
The last word
This might not be the Spartacus we know, but the mighty Samuel L Jackson could very well be talking about Cancellara’s performance this weekend. We need to get him tweeting about cycling, we really do!