Vuelta Tweets of the Week : Spice, heat and shower cams

Yes, it’s time for the hottest race on record – the spicy Vuelta a Espana. While we love the craziness of the Vuelta, sometimes it’s the languor of those uneventful stages that brings out the spice and Tweet heat from fans that is GOLD for this column. And we’ll be serving it up through the whole three weeks. Vamos!

Belinda tells it like it is, accessorised with flash cards and Sharpies

Tricky techy time trial

Re-enactment of Mikel Landa‘s ITT arrival on Stage 1. This does not bode well, does it, folks?

He took it well, did Aranburu

And of course, Primoz Roglic takes the first red of the Vuelta.

And we *never* saw a Cofidis rider in the ITT – where were they?

Vuelta Drinking Game of Death

For those who want to flirt with alcohol poisoning, pony up at the Vuelta bar.

Team Kenny

With Kenny Elissonde in the break on Stage 3, it was time for Belinda to make some connections.

But it was ultimately Rein Taaramae who won the day – and took the red from the shoulders of Roglic.

Dickie C, Golden Richie, Billy … call him what you will, but it looks like Richard Carapaz might already be out of the Lord of the Flies leadership battle at Ineos.

Hannah Ganna and Cos Vos

It’s the curse of the autocorrect on smartphones.

Doing the good stuff

A creative look at fundraising for charity from Gino Mader … we love it when riders do stuff like this.

And something that must have sounded good in the idea stage, but is, in fact, rather creepy. Creepy but Tweets of the Week GOLD!

Nope, only Larry Warbasse should be in the Capt America suit. Nothing against Lawson Craddock at all (we love him!) but that helmet and those glasses. And the socks. Holy moly … this is atrocious.

More fodder for Movistar Series 3

The Gruppetto

The stuff we see on the roadside …

Sepp Kuss wore the blue pox on Stage 2 – he lost them on stage 3. (Mercifully no pox bibs)

The last word

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