Tweets of the Week: Let us smile through our tears

The unpredictability of life is often what is great about it – but that same capriciousness can be unbearably heartbreaking. And so it was on Saturday when Italian cyclist and bon viveur Michele Scarponi was tragically killed in a collision with a truck on a training ride near his home in Italy. Tributes flooded in all weekend and many, after the initial shock of the event, were memories of a man who was full of charm and warmth for everyone he met. Today’s Tweets of the Week remembers Michele with a smile on his face and a parrot on his shoulder …

Always light-hearted

His fine-feathered friend, Frankje, would come along on rides with Michele.

Poignant tributes

This thread by James Gordon is just about perfect.

The last word

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