It’s Tweets. Yeah, Tweets … Tweets of what? Tweets of the Week … we have good news about Egan Bernal, Cofidis Corner with a young Hugh Jackman and a winning Bryan Coquard, we have Giulio Ciccone singing in his pants, Trek smiles and Burgos tears, unglamorous cyclist sightings and the usual ‘he’s on THAT team this season?’ Go go go go
Truly a miracle
Twenty fractures. Twenty. It’s great to see Egan Bernal on his feet – something that seemed touch and go with the spinal surgeries required in the first days after his horrific crash. Heal up well, Egan. We look forward to welcoming you back to the peloton when you’re ready.
— Cyclingnews.com (@Cyclingnewsfeed) February 6, 2022
Egan Bernal leaves Colombian hospital two weeks following his horrific crash.
The 2019 Tour de France winner thanked the medical staff that saved his life:
'I feel like I am reborn."https://t.co/smZ6cQWrCh
— VeloNews (@velonews) February 6, 2022
The team are starting their ‘No Relegation Tour’ right with young Benjamin Thomas winning Etoile de Bessèges – a race that had José Been and Adam Blythe together on the GCN comms but no access from the UK! GCN are taunting us now …
Thomas's first ever stage race win and Cofidis's first stage race triumph since 2019. Team off to a decent start, racking up precious UCI points as they hope to avoid relegation from the World Tour at the end of the season
— the Inner Ring (@inrng) February 6, 2022
Just me, or does young Ben look like a very young Hugh Jackman?
— Team Cofidis (@TeamCOFIDIS) February 6, 2022
Bryan Coquard – yeah, baby! – swapped his B&B jersey for the red and white and took the second stage of Etoile.
— Cycle Sport (@CycleSportMag) February 4, 2022
And as I missed this in last week’s Cofidis Corner, here it is … Simon Geschke‘s jerseyed dog
you included my cofidis dog tweet but not simon geschke’s response, criminal!! (admire the one and only cofidis dog from now on) https://t.co/LkWkCmCBUc
— antoine dupont stan account (@veromussillon) February 1, 2022
The smiles … the tears … the kisses
Matteo Moschetti took a fantastic sprint win over the weekend at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
— Anna Mac (@AnnamacB) February 5, 2022
— Trek-Segafredo (@TrekSegafredo) February 5, 2022
A very well-deserved trip to the podium!
— Trek-Segafredo (@TrekSegafredo) February 5, 2022
Manuel Peñalver gave Moschetti a run for his money and you could see him banging on his handbars in frustration as they crossed the line. Sometimes, defeat is harder to take when all your fans are applauding your pluck and effort.
— Burgos BH (@BurgosBH) February 5, 2022
First Belgian rider to win the #VCV2022 white jersey 👏
Great job, @EvenepoelRemco 💪
— Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team (@qst_alphavinyl) February 6, 2022
If this is Aleksandr Vlasov‘s happy face (for he won VCV2022), I wonder what his ‘did I leave the iron on?‘ expression looks like.
Que alguien le diga que ha ganado. pic.twitter.com/rg8KJVNHhP
— cronoescalada.com (@cronoescalada) February 6, 2022
My eyes! My eyes! Just too much pox in this picture …
Seeing a lot of things on my timeline suggesting Uno-X should be in the Tour at the expense of B&B and now I will explain exactly why they shouldn’t.
If you see the picture below I’m sure no one would disagree that there’s no better sight in cycling. pic.twitter.com/vPYyS95wYd
— Joshua Carnn (@JoshuaCarnn) February 6, 2022
Baby Shark distracting the coach driver
But he’s just in his … underpants, isn’t he?!?!?!?😳
— VeloVoices (@VeloVoices) February 5, 2022
We should encourage self-expression.
— EmmLan (@EKL_LNE) February 5, 2022
Looks like Ciccone just needs the tatts to complete the look
— Brividi is the Soul of Wit (@elainovision) February 4, 2022
Strange cyclist sightings
Pierre Rolland in a supermarket in Calpe pic.twitter.com/Isv0dDLvmj
— Ian (@cyclingbetting) February 3, 2022
I think Neal just won this thread
— VeloVoices (@VeloVoices) February 4, 2022
The absolute glamour of cycling. Sitting on a fold out chair, on the side of the road, in torn lycra, while eating your lunch from a cardboard box. pic.twitter.com/pr7s5vs893
— Sadhbh O'Shea (@SadhbhOS) February 3, 2022
Our annual season-starting ‘he’s on THAT team?‘ part of TotW
— Will Newton (@InsidePeloton96) February 3, 2022
Dylan Groenewegen looks bewildered by this chant. As am I.
"Green, green, GreenEDGE…?"
There's still some work to do, @GroenewegenD 😂
But practice makes perfect! 😅 pic.twitter.com/YI3aOPyyuL
— Team BikeExchange-Jayco (@GreenEDGEteam) February 6, 2022
Did we know that the Ladies’ Favourite was going to be a Bora DS this season? Did we know and forget, or did we never know this?
Good luck, Handsome
— Adam Blythe (@AdamBlythe89) February 2, 2022
This is making me quite nervous
Rutina antes de salir a entrenar pic.twitter.com/xM4os62JOD
— Rigoberto Urán ЯU (@UranRigoberto) February 3, 2022
While I would love Gilbert to win MSR, Stybar to win Roubaix and Roglic to win the Tour, I am not so sure about His Nibs winning Flanders or anyone other than Ganna winning ITT rainbows.
Less prediction, more dream
Milano-Sanremo – Gilbert
RVV – Nibali
Paris-Roubaix – Stybar
LBL – Alaphillipe
Giro d'Italia – Almeida
Tour de France – Roglic
Vuelta a Espana – Pogacar
World ITT Championships – Kung
World RR Championships – VDP
Il Lombardia – Valverde
— Simon Crisp (@simon_crisp) February 1, 2022
Were they Jumbo Bees?
Bee Mode – Activated. 🐝😆
— Anna Mac (@AnnamacB) February 3, 2022
The last word
Oh, Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience!
— Moby Dick (@MobyDickatSea) February 6, 2022