Well, the boys have finished the Tour de Suisse, Route du Sud, and Ster ZLM Toer (among others) and are now resting and recovering in anticipation of the Tour de France. It’s feeling a bit light on the tweet front but I’ve still found some goodies for you – we have #CostaCrush, The Taylor Recovery Report and the biggest smile in the world comin’ up!
Rui tastes the rainbow
Remember that ‘rainbow curse’ malarkey from the past few years? About the World Champion not being able to win in the year of his reign? Well, Rui Costa has just shown that that’s absolute bollocks. He took his third consecutive Tour de Suisse on Sunday with a fantabulous stage win. #CostaCrush!
But with a winner, there must be a loser and this time around it was Panzerwagen Tony Martin. Many were disappointed so I’ve included a picture of him – just for them.
And speaking of time triallists, the Sacred Haunches™ was in the hot seat for quite some time during Friday’s time trial. I’m including a picture of him – just for me.
His TT was not without incident, however. He seemed to have angered a bee. I’ve included a picture of it – just for me. The Velvet Samurai hasn’t been in this column very much of late. He’s been awfully quiet, even though he won the points jersey in the TdS (confusingly decorated with square dots so it looks like a better version of the pox KOM jersey in the TdF). Methinks he’s lulling green jersey competitors into a false sense of security …
It’s the Taylor Recovery Report! His legs are now two different sizes and he’s lost 5kg (all in his ass, he says). But he’s working hard, keeping the faith, being his wonderful sparkly self. We love you, Taylor! Keep up the good work!
Somehow, I missed this particular instagram three weeks ago. How?! HOW did I miss this picture! Other than the massive bruise, I’ve never seen That Boy look so dreamy …
“So tell me, Nico. Are you going for the cat burgler look a la Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief, or the superhero look with the heatshield sunglasses, reminiscent of Cyclops in X-Men?” “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
One of the nicest national champion’s jersey, methinks, as worn by Tsgabu Grmay of MTN-Qhubeka.
Looks to me like one of Davide Villella‘s teammates is being beamed up to the mother ship. What in the world is going on back there?
It was three years ago at the Tour de Suisse that Mauricio Soler had his terrible accident. He’s still on the long road to recovery but he’s certainly not forgotten. Here’s hoping he continues to get stronger every day.
I’ve finally figured it out. Jonathan Vaughters is in fact channelling Bertie Wooster.
Hmmm, maybe Nibbles can’t hold his drink …
Mats was on fire last week. We heart Mats.