It’s the drama, the passion, the heartbreak, the moments of humour and kindness that makes cycling so wonderful and this Tour has it in spades. This week’s Tour Tweets is all about the emotions of the race. Oh and hair.
Rafal Majka won the queen stage this weekend. If you remember, he wasn’t even supposed to be on the Tour team until he got a last minute call-up. He wasn’t happy about it. But I bet he is now.
Alexander Kristoff didn’t do too badly last week either!
Triumph comes in many forms and That Boy Phinney has had some triumphs of his own in his recovery this past week. It’s the Taylor Recovery Report.
From wheelies to champagne to a pastry station, there’s a lot of celebrating going on in this Tour.
Even though the Velvet Samurai hasn’t won any stages yet (much to his chagrin), he’s still able to pop a celebratory wheelie on the top of climbs.
Pain – emotional, physical – is part of racing. It’s either shown in a grimace or in a dead-eye stare at the end of a stage.
Love him or loathe him, Oleg Tinkov certainly speaks his mind. As does Marcel Kittel and Greg Henderson.
I love this picture from my #CostaCrush.
No idea how this picture came about. Bennati thinks: “Hey Rafa, I’m so happy for you, I’m going to pick you up!” Majka has the expression of ‘Blimey, he’s about to drop me” on his face.
It was a regular lovefest between Greg Lemond and Laurens Ten Dam the other day on Eurosport. The highlight of post-race programming.
Is it just me, or does Adam Hansen look like a young Dennis Quaid from Breaking Away days? Just me? Really?
Not a mankini in sight.
It’s all about the do.
Taylor has something in common with The Rock. Well, the mossy version of The Rock.
A great picture.
Those bicycle pumps come in handy.
Looks like Vino‘s going to go out for a round of golf after his press duties.
The Grubers‘ work is always a treat during a grand tour.
I see Chris Froome has been listening to Lionel Richie again. (Dancing on the Ceiling? Remember that?)
Another Gruber special.
“I am the puppetmaster. I move the peloton with my mind!”
Spare a thought for the cyclists who rode the Etape this year – the Tourmalet in a torrent.
The trash of the peloton – except I think Mr Mitchelson has missed off a ‘w’ in this tweet.
But you can see his point with this picture.
The Last Word