Only three days into the Vuelta … blimey, it’s been a bit dull, but we’ve trawled through the Twitterstream to pick out a few choice tweets to document the first weekend.
Let’s win 1500 times this season, guys!
QuickStep certainly have the knack for designing great national champion jerseys!
Michal Kwiatkowski gives the Italian winner a Twitter nod … or else, there’s cloning going on in the Deathstar
And while we’re on the subject of special jerseys, here is the magnificent European Champion’s jersey as well, as worn by Matteo Trentin.
It can’t be comfortable in that thing …
A cool dip after a hot TT
Will Kwiatkowski make it to Madrid in red?
Richie Porte … oh, Richie Porte
It’s all about the numbers
Some interesting stats for you, mostly courtesy of @irishpeloton
When Piti was a pup
Possibly the most truthful thing I’ve read about Alejandro Valverde – the good and the bad.
And perhaps the most impressive number of them all, 290,606. That’s how many dollars Lawson Craddock raised during his Tour de France ‘Fight For Paris’ sufferfest in July for the Alkek Velodrome in Houston.
Farewell, Aqua Blue, you deserved better
Considering that there was all that confusion around exactly what team(s) Aqua Blue merged-with-bought-combined-with just after the Tour de France. The teams that were ‘bought’ kept coming back saying, um, no … Well, in what can only be described as callous, not to mention incredibly unprofessional, the entire Aqua Blue team and staff found out ON TWITTER that the team is folding. Unbelievable. Here’s hoping the riders and staff are able to find new teams before the 2019 season.
Rainy days and Mondays
The rain was not on the plain in Spain, it was … um, doing something that rhymes with Plouay (‘the course was gluey in Plouay’ …?
Torrential rain did not dim the joy of this victory
I’ve been missing Zdenek Stybar …
Why Aussies rule …
Possibly the STUPIDEST looking microphone on the face of the earth.
Find sporting goods store, roll in glue, jump into the sales rack.
Tosh van der Sande, private eye
Ah, the dulcet tones of Thibaut Pinot
He might not be at his physical peak at the moment, but he doesn’t lose his mischievousness
I can’t say they look particularly fired up …
Hop-a-long Fabs …