Special Tweets of the Week: When Kittel was golden

As the season winds down, I’ve decided to do a few Special Tweets of the Week. With the news that Marcel Kittel has severed his contract with Giant-Alpecin and signed to Etixx, I’ve decided to celebrate that golden time when he was the ArgoSunGod. We’ve opened the Tweets vault and here is what we found.

The rise of the ArgoSunGod

Who couldn’t love that bright smile, that playful attitude, that Argonaut white kit … and that hair. THAT HAIR! We go back to 2013 when he became the ArgoSunGod with his stint in yellow in the 100th edition of the Tour de France – and his first win on the Champs-Elysees.

Remember the first stage? The Orica bus?

yellow Kittel surprise yellow Kittel signing

Yellow Kittel almost over

Argo Kittel poolSt12 Kittel win

St19 Alpe Kittel St20 Kittel tired of climbing

Arc 5 Kittel triumph pic Arc 3 Kittel thanks Arc Kittel eyebrow G Naked kittel

And yet more victories! 2014 Tour de France, he took 4 stages, just as he did in 2013.

G Kittel sprint Gruber German Kittel celebrate 1a German Kittel celebrate 4 German Kittel celebrate 3 German Kittel celebrate kiss German Kittel celebrate 2

Kittel & Friends

Oh the famous sumo wrestling …

Sumo Kittel

Must be the off-season – Tony Martin is eating doritos.

Kittel and Martin

While we’re on the subject of Germans and Food, there was talk of an eating contest between Kittel and Andre Greipel. Not sure that ever actually happened…


Kittel Greipel schnitzel 1

The lovely Dan Wuori, of course, is well represented in the Tweets vault!

Quintana Kittel Superbowl

Even Cavendish wanted in on the game.

cav Kittel Xbox 1

Cav Kittel Xbox 2

And fans …

G Kittel 1a G Kittel 1b

And cuddling joeys

TDU A Kittel joey 1

Kittel style

There’s a lot of hair in this one – and a sharp suit or two. Plus any number of montages.

Kittel Dubai goldenness 3 TdY Kittel back TdY Kittel 1 Froome Kittel 2 Froome Kittel 1 G Kittel Majorca G Kittel 2 G Kittel 1 G Scarlet Kittel G Kittel cutout G Kittel plane G Kittel Degs baby G Kittel beach TdF presentation Kittel TdF presentation Kittel reaction TdF Kittel 1 G Kittel hair 2 G Kittel hair 1

G Kittel ToB yellow G Kittel Duchess G Kittel 1 Kittel Arctic 1


Hello Kittel! Kittel hair gel Hair Kittel kisses Kittel crowds 1 Kittel win 2 Kittel win 3 Kittel win 1 G Greipel Kittel Germany G Kittel callipo G Kittel photo G Kittel Granada G Kittel job Giro Kittel bowling Giro Kittel cartoon Giro Kittel cartoon 2 Giro Kittel bday 6 Giro Kittel kitten

G Kittel as Ken doll

Note: I did have a lot of tweets from this season, but they were quite simply full of disappointment and I just didn’t have the heart to put them in. Let us just hope that we will see LidlKittel get back to his winning ways next season and that he becomes a regular feature again in Tweets of the Week 2016.

The last word


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