Tweets of the Week: Lookie-likies, FlechaWatch and Rio

With the end of the road racing season, tweets have been a bit thin on the ground so this week’s column is just a few of the fun things I’ve seen in the past fortnight. We have Peter Sagan‘s magnificent hair, The Mighty Degs as Samurai bowman, a Giant fan day and Nico‘s wedding.

Grease is the word

I’m becoming obsessed with the quality of Peter Sagan‘s hair. It’s like a mane! Slicked back though, it’s all very Danny Zuko.

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While at the UCI Gala in the desert, Peter looks like Judd Nelson a la Breakfast Club and Daniel Oss is the spitting image of a very young Tim Curry (pre-Rocky Horror). Manuel Quinziato just looks marvelous.

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Am I wrong? No, I am not! This is just uncanny, the resemblances.

However, moving swiftly on, here is Peter, super casual, at the Giro d’Italia route presentation a few weeks ago with a very dapper Alberto Contador.

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And I know more than a few female fans who would like to see Peter under their Christmas tree in December. He’s looking very happy, these days, isn’t he?

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Mirror mirror

What is a Twitter mirror? I have no idea but Koen de Kort seemed to be using it to good effect at the Giant fanday a few weeks ago.

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There was a great turnout – both of fans and of riders – and everyone looked like they had a magnificent time.

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And fast forward to Japan

One of the last races in the season is the Japan Cup and it always looks like the riders (and the fans) have a great time. We’re sticking with the Giant theme for a moment as the Mighty Degs™ shows his archery prowess. Note that the photos are from our good friend, Wei Yuet! So great to see his work again!

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I just love this poster so much.

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The Japanese fans put such an effort into their work – and it’s greatly appreciated by the recipients.

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And of course, Fabs was back to race (I’m disappointed there were no pictures of him in archery gear …). This picture is my iPhone lockscreen at the moment!

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It’s like Beatlemania! (That might be showing my age …)

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#FlechaWatch

From one favourite to another, Juan Antonio Flecha and Ashley House were at the Revolution Series this weekend. Both were as friendly and accessible as ever – and we can’t wait to see them back on Eurosport next season.

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Wedding bells

It was Nico Roche‘s wedding last week. A hearty congratulations to the happy couple. It looked like they all had a fun evening.

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Maybe not Grease, but certainly some sort of rockabilly Stray Cats-like vibe going on with Mick Rogers.

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Getting ready for Rio?

Personally, I never would have thought Pippo and Matteo Trentin were best buds – the things you learn on Twitter! But seriously, channelling Duran Duran or what?

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The Last Word

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