Another week, another desert race. Another week, another Hour attempt. Another week, another set of bewildering tweets from Mick Jagger. It’s Tuesday, it’s Tweets, it’s awesome. Saddle up!
No more lonesome cowboy
Mick Jagger’s solo tour of the world’s most deserted places seems to have come to an end because last week Our Rigo won the national ITT championship of Colombia. He is actually with people this week, which is a relief as I was getting worried.
He does, however, pin alone …
A little bit of bling for Mr Jagger. The little kid looks thoroughly unimpressed.
“Could you play Satisfaction? It’s my favourite!”
With perhaps the strangest picture of the entire column, I have absolutely positively NO idea what the hell is going on here.
Lord Hoy! I thought the magnificent Sir Chris made a perfect response to this Throwback Thursday pic.
And he’s even willing to wear orange makeup. What a trooper!
Rohan Dennis busted the Hour Record with a steady ride. Dan Wuori, who really is one of my favourite tweeters, has done a rough sketch on the top of a cupcake of the pacing of these Hour attempts. “I have vanquished the clock with this, my mighty steed!”
The Mighty Degs’ uphill sprint in stage three of the Dubai Tour was most magnificent but cruelly did not gain him enough time to take the overall win.
That honour, and a rather pleasing trophy, went to Mark Cavendish, who looks ready to have a monster season.
I guess “ready to race” meant “be somewhere in the peloton during the day”.
As of the time of writing, he is 94th, a good ten minutes back from the leader Alexander Kristoff. Obviously, he can make that up in the time trial. (See, I can be a jolly japester too!)
Tom Boonen, who is one second off the lead at the time of writing, has solved the mystery as to what happened to Wiggins.
Wiggins wasn’t the only rider Tom and the team were targetting. Looks like Tom was right – The Poodled One is 39th, 3:18 down.
Speaking of the Poodled One.
Is it just me or does Mick Rogers look like one of those mad scientist types who get on television and say things like “And every snowflake is unique! EVERY ONE!” (Either that or a failed Ninja Turtle.) Really? Just me?
There’s that whisper again … “Make sure that is just the first of many, my friend.”
No. No no no no no no no no no. Stop it. Now.
Why, Angel, why?
Another very swish trophy – it and the Dubai trophy we saw earlier are ever so snazzy. But must be hard to find a place to put them in a typical rider’s house. They’re gigantic.
Bjarne Riis is a man of many emotions.