Giro Tweets of the Week: The United Nations of bikes

The first of our annual Giro Tweets of the Week – and we’ve gone all international! Austria, Eritrea, Germany, Colombia – and a polyglot gruppetto.

Austrian Audacity

Lukas Postlberger took the first pink jersey of #Giro100 and is the first Austrian to wear the pink jersey.

German blush

Andre Greipel and Grand Tours definitely go together – winning a stage in each of the last 12 Grand Tours he’s ridden, he finally takes a leader’s jersey.

Eritrean dream

The ever-elegant Daniel Teklahaimanot has fans wherever he goes.

We love Team Dimension Data here at VeloVoices Towers. Last year, the riders had handmade bracelets from kids who received bikes from Qhubeka. This year, they were given handmade blankets – I love this!

Colombian Crescendo

Bob Jungels helped set up Fernando Gaviria for a sprint win – and the chance to take the pink.

Brake Through Media are always where the action is and here is a mini-gallery of Gaviria’s win on Sunday. the joy, the champagne shampoo, the Keisse shock … it has it all.

Kids say the darndest things …

Multi-national gruppetto

We’ve not seen much of him yet in the Giro, but there’s always room for ol’ Woodsmoke Thibaut Pinot in Tweets of the Week.

Hmmm, Pippo‘s looking a bit … refreshed

Okay, I’m not kidding now but I thought when I saw this tweet that they were interviewing some 12 year old fan. How young does Joe Dombrowski look???

The start of the Giro coincides with the summer of Hansen where he joyfully rides all three Grand Tours from start to finish.

It was reported that Katusha told Alexander Kristoff had to lose a few pounds, which seemed a bit churlish.

Nibbles and Aru seem to have made friends, now that they aren’t on the same team.

But you won’t see him in the same frame as Nairo Quintana 

The last word

Yeah, we know it’s not the Giro team but can you ever get enough of this?

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