Tweets of The Hour: Jens beats Father Time himself

To paraphrase Hillary Clinton, ‘It takes a Jens.’ While time trial powerhouses Tony Martin, Bradley Wiggins and the Sacred Haunches himself, Fabian Cancellara, have been talking about trying to break The Hour Record, Jens Voigt, in a swan song to beat all swan songs, just went out and did it. Jens set a new hour record of 51.110km on Thursday, 18 September 2014, just one day after his 43rd birthday. #HellYeah

I’ve put together a tiny selection of the thousands of Jens-related tweets from yesterday. Enjoy!

(Some of the picture captions come up small – just click on the picture and they’ll come up big and clear!)

BEFORE

A bowl of nails for breakfast. But surely Jens spreads nutella over those nails before he eats them!

Jens BEFORE breakfastJens BEFORE interview Jens BEFORE sprintsJens BEFORE bike Jens BEFORE 1

DURING

Just one man and an oval of highly polished boards …

Jens DURING 1 Jens DURING 2 Jens DURING 4 Jens DURING 5 Jens DURING 3 Jens DURING End

AFTER

Triumph. And cake. As it should be.

Jens AFTER 9

Jens AFTER 3 Jens AFTER 4

Jens AFTER Dad 2 Jens AFTER Dad 1

 

Jens AFTER waving Jens AFTER trending 1 Jens AFTER track 1 Jens AFTER podium Jens AFTER looking

Jens AFTER 10

He might have just set a world’s record, but he’s still up for a party!

Jens AFTER cake 1

And he’s still signing autographs – as he always has throughout his career. Jens is a class act.

Jens AFTER signing 1

He was so excited – or exitet – that he starting to speak Fabianese!

Jens AFTER fabianese 1 Jens AFTER fabianese 2Jens AFTER 5

Jens AFTER 2

Now to retirement

No one will mind if I have a little cry, will they? I think this tweet from Jens this morning is incredibly touching.

Jens AFTER final pic

The last word

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2 thoughts on “Tweets of The Hour: Jens beats Father Time himself

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