Tweets of the Week 2019: Confetti dreams

We had races all over the place in the past week – including one that had a *confetti finish*! Hell YEAH! This week, we have LouLou, PhilGil and the Mighty Degs – who took the final sprint in Provence *and* saved Roubaix Juniors! Not bad for a weekend. We also have The Ladies’ Favourite™, a cliffhanger of a finish in Colombia and 

Quiet Excellence

We start off this week’s Tweets with the USA Cycling Hall of Fame induction of Diane Fortini who, in her decades of dedicated service, has quietly and resolutely helped young cyclists make their dreams come true. The comments of a lot of cyclists about this award just proves that when you act with integrity and compassion, you hold a place in people’s hearts forever.

It’s a global sport …

And there’s nothing wrong with that. The exuberance of the Colombians in the past week will be hard to beat this year. I wonder if we’ll see the confetti thing at Tour de Yorkshire this year …

The most  bonkers race of the year (in a good way)

It was down to the last stage – the last climb of the last stage (more of that further down). But all through the week of the Tour of Colombia, the confetti-throwing fans and the beauty of the country and the course shone through.

The Alaphilippe-Jungels bromance is still going strong!

I’m liking that orange-clad plushie the riders get on the podium

Footage of confetti *in action*!

And the final stage was a rip-roarer. The Colombians had it all to play for when they dropped LouLou …

Possibly not the best tactic there, Lopez.

Of course the rumours are rife about new funding for Team Sky, but I do agree with Lukas on this.

Provencal surprises

PhilGil doesn’t seem to be slowing down any … It’s his 17th season

I don’t know if Gilbert Son No 1 is enjoying being pawed by that mighty strange mascot on the podium.

Surely the best GC jersey in pro cycling.

The Mighty Degs : win the sprint; save Paris-Roubaix Juniors … and have some GoFundMe money left over for (hopefully) getting a women’s Roubaix set up.

The Gruppetto

Close but no cigar for Marcel Kittel. Pascal Ackerman pips him to the post

Bora definitely have the national jersey look right

Astana seemed to have come out of the blocks last week.

Happy birthday to the Ladies’ Favourite™ 

They all look so happy on those Dutch cycle paths

And it’s Andy – again!

Only Thomas De Gendt would take on Kraftwerk and win

Will he? Won’t he? This line of questioning is set to run and run until May.

Meanwhile, at the podium celebrations for the EF-All the Words TTT win last week …

We’ve noted this down, SlowRide. We’ll spring into action if we ever see you tweet that again

Is it just me or is Phil Gaimon having a whale of a time in retirement?

The last word

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