Tweets of the Week: Peloton portraits, missing minibars and Henderson’s hard line

Funny, cruel, odd, personal … you get it all on Twitter. Each week, we’ll have a rundown of some of our favourite tweets. Here are the tweets for the week ending 18th March 2012.

Portraits of the peloton

I featured Kristof Ramon‘s twitpics a few weeks ago and anyone on our Facebook page knows that I often share his pics there as well. And why not? Kristof takes some of the most expressive portraits of peloton people with his use of black-and-white and Instagrams just deepening the beauty. Here are few of my favourites from this week.

I love this picture of Katusha‘s Oscar Freire on the eve of Milan-San Remo. He looks so joyous and relaxed.


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A birthday treat: Why Cancellara is Fab …

Today at Casa Fondue, it is a Day of Great Thanksgiving and Celebration for it is the birthday of the Red Hammer, the Swiss Time Machine, Spartacus himself, Fabian Cancellara. Disappointed that he didn’t win Milan-San Remo yesterday but coming in second on a storming ride ain’t half bad. I had tons of ideas of how to construct this little birthday billet-doux and then I thought, let’s just watch him … so here are some of my favourite video clips of the mighty Cancellara.

Let us begin …

When I’m on the bike I’m a gladiator. I want to kill my opponents, physically and mentally. When you see that you can kill them, you have to do so.

We’ll drink a beer afterwards, but the race is a battle against all. When I attacked in Flanders, or in Paris-Roubaix with 50 kilometres to go, I wanted to show them that they were riding for second place.

(Quote from Cyclesport magazine)

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Friday Feature: Life through a lens with Roz Jones

We’re not just all talk here at VeloVoices, although it does get boisterous at times! We’re all about the visuals as well and Kitty has been lucky enough to find a real VeloEye just down the road from her in Richmond upon Thames. Roz Jones is a cycling photographer as well as a partner in On The Road Cycling Tours. Kitty invited Roz over for a chat …

Kitty: First of all, thanks for coming to VeloVoices Towers – feel free to help yourself to the drinks trolley. First off, tell me how you got interested in cycling and who your favourite riders are.

Roz: I began watching the Tour de France on Eurosport in 2002 when I was at university and loved it. Continue reading