Not unlike last week, it seems that the news was around Jens Voigt and Bradley Wiggins. I’ve thrown in some Sagan, Phinney and Fabs as well, plus, of course, the all important gruppetto. So let’s go!
Dude, what a clambitchin’ bike!
With the announcement that Jens was going to ride one more year – a victory lap around the world, so to speak – Trek went to work on a very custom paint job. I think he tweeted something like eight pictures of his bike, but I thought I’d keep it to four.
Will he go round in circles?
To paraphrase the great Billy Preston, will Wiggo go round in circles? Seems so. He announced in an interview this week that he was going to do one more year of road racing – but not as a leader or anything, maybe a domestique if the race was right – and then he was going to quit all that to bulk up for the Rio Olympics in the quest for a fifth gold medal. Here was some of the reactions to that bit of news.
Do you remember the film, Labyrinth (or at least the poster for it because no one actually went to it)? With David Bowie as the king of the goblins? Look at Paul Weller in the picture above. Now look below … Same hairdresser. #TrueStory
Posing as Peter Sagan
Just some crazy pictures of the Velvet Samurai. The first one reminds me of that film of the Schleck brothers going fishing in their full cycling kit, including cycling shoes …
Can’t wait to see these in action!
Three feet of Phinney
That Boy Phinney was in the Eneco Tour last week and suffered a nasty crash. Like all good bike riders, he tweeted on his way to the hospital, during the hospital visit and afterwards. He was wearing camouflage shoes. And has smoother legs than I can ever achieve. Ah well …
Some things Fab
>deep sigh< isn’t he dreamy?
This, however, is one of my favourite Fabianese hashtags – right up there with #unclass and ‘shit day of #unluck’ – Fabs doesn’t fly first class. No. He flies #kingClass! (I. Love. Him.)
The Ladies Favourite sorts out his cleats. How perfect is Bernie’s hair???? (Again, smoother legs than mine … I need to sort this out!)
When George was a pup. I swear to God, I went to high school with a guy who looked exactly like that.
Now if only I’d gone to high school with a guy who looked like Marcel Kittel and drove a cool car! Pigeon Blanc wouldn’t have been able to contain us! (It looks like Marcel got himself a time machine and that picture was actually taken in 1952.)
Michael Barry has no vanity – posting up geek pics of himself riding to trigonometry class.
I love this picture. Just love it.
This one, on the other hand, scares the hell out of me. Andre Greipel‘s legs look like something HR Giger would construct out of plastic and resin.
It’s been a short tweets this week but fear not, we’ll have a bumper column next week for the first of the Vuelta tweets. In the meantime, Shakespeare has been ousted to make room for this very apt quote from The Twilight Zone.