The first week of the 2019 Tour de France was exciting – so many different winners, a swashbuckle or two. And the riders upped their game when the road started to rise in earnest. It was ALL HAPPENING in week 2! Stompin’, cryin’, screamin’, flirtin’, grittin’ … plus corralin’ cows and releasin’ goats. Yeah baby, it’s TOUR TWEETS OF THE WEEK!
Stompin’ on those pedals
With his legs raging, Thibaut Pinot put in the performance of a lifetime this past weekend. He was on fire!
He took a brilliant stage win on the Tourmalet. And then almost did it again the next day on Prat d’Albis. He might have come in second on the stage, but he certainly won the day, putting his rivals to the sword, jumping from 6th in the GC to 4th and giving the French even more to dream on!
What a lovely photograph
What Stage 15 looked like from the bike …
Screamin’ like a banshee
I wish Marc Madiot would come out of his shell a little more. He’s such a wallflower!
Cryin’ in the car
Lest we forget, Simon Yates won that astonishing stage on Sunday. And the tears flowed in the Mitchelton-Scott car.
Flirtin’ with our hearts
Coming off a magnificent stage on the Tourmalet where Julian Alaphilippe took second (and seconds out of his rivals), the French press were beside themselves with excitement (as were we).
When they were pups …
Grittin’ those teeth
The maillot jaune changes a rider. ‘It’s difficult not to follow your instinct.’ ‘Yes.’ One thing I don’t want from this Tour de France, however, is Alaphilippe dampening down his joie de vivre and his wonderful all-or-nothing riding …
The loneliness of the maillot jaune
Lovin’ your roomie
It’s the bromance of the Tour (we have to have one!) – Wellens & De Gendt, following in the footsteps of former Tour bromances of LouLou & Jungels, as well as the Bling/WaWa love story. And of course the original bromance Cav & Bernie
Corralin’ them cows
Fans made sure that livestock did not take riders out on the climb of the Tourmalet.
Rippin’ that ear piece out …
Team tactics were all over the mountains this weekend too … and not in a good way. There were some strange decisions (or no decision at all, in some cases) as some teams seemed to forget the objective. Geraint, if you want to win the Tour, give chase.
Of course, Ineos’s team miscommunications wouldn’t even get a look in on the Movistar bus – the team that bewildered the most people ALL WEEKEND
And after all that work on the Tourmalet stage (that was for nought), Andrey Amador got to spend a little time with his family
Bedhead, we know, we know!
And all the other fabulous tweets, ordered quite randomly
I love this so much. Jens Debusschere might not be anywhere near a podium, but he gave it everything to stay in the Tour another day.
With the green jersey all but wrapped up, looks like Peter Sagan is enjoying his time in the mountains.
Looks like there’s a lot of guys who are being freed to ride their own way.
There’s nothing new under the sun, boys and girls. Nothing. Robbie got there first …
And speaking of Robbie McEwen – oh how I LONG for him to be on the commentary here in the Veloshire
There’s a loyalty and a work ethic that is beautiful to see in the guys who take care of the riders …