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.
While the peloton’s far-flung excursions to such locales as Australia (the Tour Down Under), Qatar, Oman and Malaysia (the Tour de Langkawi) offer a taste of the exotic, there is nothing quite like the sight of professional cyclists toiling over rolling hills and mud-splattered cobbles in northern Europe to make the seasoned viewer feel that the cycling season has really begun. And if the Tour Down Under marked the official start of the season for the WorldTour, this weekend’s double-header of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne heralds the start of many fans’ favourite part of the year: the spring Classics.
At the beginning of the season, each member of the VeloVoices team selected one ProTeam to follow for the duration of 2012. Here’s an update on how each squad is progressing as the peloton starts to move out of tune-up mode and into the first slug of major races for this year: the spring Classics and Paris-Nice.