Oh Lordy, Lordy, do we have a Tweets of the Week for you! Nibali snubs Froome! Contador vows to retire! Greg Lemond pays his own way! Lance owes millions! Wiggins recycles quips! Gratuitous photos of Cancellara in the desert! Plus, Mod ‘style’ – gotta have it or make it stop?!? Let’s fire that starting gun …
Froome? Never heard of him
Vincenzo Nibali threw down the gauntlet for this July.
Yet Julien Pretot noticed that, um, he named his rivals two weeks ago – and they were different names …
While one of the names that was on both of Nibs’ lists announced his retirement post-2016.
There was some speculation as to whether we should believe this or not.
“What’s that in dollars?”
Greg Lemond was in London over the weekend to attend the London Bike Show and to meet Lord Hoy and the Vulpine crowd.
Kind of churlish to make two legends of the bike sit on whitewashed car tyres – this isn’t Nascar!
10 million smackeroos
One of the many court cases involving Lance Armstrong finally came to a conclusion on Monday.
Desert rats with beards
It was a hot and stormy race – ‘sandstormy’ – in Qatar last week, which gave us some serious echelon action that WE COULD NOT SEE because no one televised it. But we did get some great photographs posted up on Twitter and Instagram.
Gotta have it? Make it stop!
Oh but this set Twitter alight on Monday! New jersey for Team Wiggins. Personally, it might have looked better if those gold spindly stars were on the jersey, like the black argyle at Cannondale-Garmin. The reaction to this design was mixed, to say the least.
A lot of ‘gotta have it!’s here.
Some more of the ‘make it stop’ brigade.
Do Mods moonwalk?
So in the spirit of managing expectations, Wiggins came out last week with the analogy that Roubaix was like moonwalking. It’s tough to do. Moonwalking on cobbles. Now THAT’s even harder to do!
And there were variations on the quote.
Even Wiggins himself gave a variation of the quote. Oh wait! He’d used that moonwalking analogy before! When he was getting ready to win the Giro in 2013!
My big question is this: Who among us wants to be able to ‘moonwalk at a party’ – or is it just cyclists in the peloton who all want to do that? Do they do the robot as well? What the hell kind of parties do they go to after the races? I knew Mods were retro but do we really want to bring that particular ‘dance’ move back? (That would be a ‘no’)
Farewell, Mr Ferrero. You brought much happiness to the world.
I wonder how Sean feels about that court case?
Daddy van der Poel seems to be saying, “I done told them and told them, ‘pull your damn trousers up!’ They never listen.”
Madiot‘s opinion of Team Sky, apparently.
Coco plots revenge.
Send us a picture when you get that spray job done, won’t you, David?
Fabs as PeeWee Herman. Even if he was wearing a tight grey suit with high-water trousers, he’d still look great.
Fabianese still going strong. All is right with the world.
Dave Brailsford. Right? Yes?
This has to be the beigest room I have ever seen.
It’s not the wrong image that disturbs me, it’s Sagan‘s kit. I am actively hating it now. Every time I see it, I automatically think his luggage got lost in transit (or was sent to Abu Dhabi while he arrived in Oman) and this was all they could find in the lost-and-found for him to wear.
I suspect that if the God of Thunder gave you a slap, you’d be out for a week.
The last word
Sean Yates – jesus he really just needs to go away. Wait. He did that already, quitting cycling to spend time with his family. Guess they’ve had enough of him already like the rest of us so he’s signed for the totally, 100% clean Saxo-Tinkoff.