Tweets of the Week: The sand, the skirmishes and a teen dream called Fabian

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 19th February 2012.

Oh man, Oman!

After the Tour of Qatar, a lot of the boys stayed in the desert to ride the Tour of Oman. Word from the peloton tweeters: it was hot hot hot …


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Rider updates: Fabian Cancellara, Robbie McEwen and Geraint Thomas

This season, I’m following Classics and time trial specialist Fabian Cancellara, near-to-retirement sprinter Robbie McEwen and track star and soon-to-be road racing force to be reckoned with, Geraint Thomas. Here’s a quick summary on how they’ve started their seasons.
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Raising a glass to birthday boy Bernie Eisel

Austrian cyclist Bernie Eisel turns 31 today. Known as Mark Cavendish’s domestique, Bernie was the only one of the legendary HTC lead-out train who went with Cav to Sky‘s 2012 line-up. But there’s more to him than just being Cav’s road captain, ensuring he’s in a position to win. Eisel is a funny, intelligent and articulate man who, unlike a lot of bigger names in cycling, actually has something interesting to say for himself.

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