Tweets of the week: w/e 22/1/12

Funny, cruel, odd, personal … you get it all on Twitter. Each week, we’ll have a rundown of some of our favourite tweets.

My, what big thighs you have …

Sprint-tastic Andre Greipel got a lot of attention this week in the Tour Down Under, not least because of, well, his ripplingness. Continue reading

Ode to the God of Thunder

Thor resplendent in yellow in 2011’s Tour (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Thor Hushovd turns 34 today, giving us a good excuse to celebrate the Norse God of Thunder.

The most successful Scandinavian cyclist to date, the mighty Thor has won the Tour de France’s green jersey twice: first in 2005 and then, in slightly controversial circumstances, in 2009. Once the officials demoted Mark Cavendish in stage 14’s sprint finish, it looked like Thor had the green jersey sewn up. However, his audacious 80km solo ride through the mountains on stage 17 to pick up a cluster of intermediate points proved to the doubters that he was a deserving winner of the maillot vert in Paris.

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