Firstly I’m stealing this idea from Cat over at www.greenandgoldrugby.com.
The quality of social interactions by Professional cyclists is (lets say) different to rugby players.
Lets look at some of the highlights of what happens off the road from the Cyclists – especially the Aussies – and a few of the funnier maybe wtf moments highlighted on social media over the past couple sets of seven.
Firstly, many people have been asking on twitter “Where is the Devil guy – Is he dead?” Firstly El Diablo can’t die and secondly Didi Senft is a dude from Germany who’d become a bit of a institution on most of the big Col’s in le tour and the Giro.
The big fella is injured and has had to skip this years tour due to recovering from SURGERY TO HIS BRAIN (for real).
How about stage 14? Everyone was talking about the ‘Tacky’ stage and how BMC got dogged by public enemy #2 – Rolland (Team SKY will always be Public Enemy #1 – except the aussies Richie Porte and Mick Rogers – they are awesome).
Personal highlight of stage 14 was this scene. Plenty of happy faces in the peloton – 180+ blokes sitting on their balls were greeted with this.
I think Peter Sagan would have copped a few winks along the way from the ladies (massive man-crush developing – studying his kilowatt output is like porn for middle age men in lycra) ……Here he is giving his optic nerve a work out at the back of the bunch….LEGEND atta-boy.
This bloke has inherited the title of “Velvet Samurai”. Somewhat fitting. Cat might have David Pocock over at @GAGR – we’ll take Peter. When he walks off the team bus this is his theme song:
Well you can tell by the way I use my walk, I’m a woman’s man
On the rest day he again proved he is a PLAYA – bringing the Rock star to cycling. At 23 this bloke is going to win some one day classics. All he wanted to do after signing away was make sure the dude filming emailed him the clip.
Did I mention he did 1000+ watts for the last 10seconds of a stage after averaging 400+ for 30 minutes?
Maybe Peter stopped for a Nature break after dropping the sprinters. As Matt Goss rode past this was what he saw yesteday.
— Matt Goss (@mattgoss1986) July 18, 2012
Here are a couple of WTF pics from the side of the Road this week….
No That isn’t a photoshop Job….Not an Aussie though thats a good thing.
It isn’t just the Australian’s dressed like idiots. The Saffas show it can be done too.
— Michelle Cound (@michellecound) July 18, 2012
“Bowl of Milk To Table 2 please”……
Typical! RT @Cathwiggins1981: See Mick Rogers and Richie Porte for examples of genuine, selfless effort and true professionalism.
— Michelle Cound (@michellecound) July 12, 2012
Here’s some niceness from Miss Cound….
— Michelle Cound (@michellecound) July 13, 2012
Let’s finish on this one shall we!!! The @TweeterSagan account is brilliant.
In Team Sky Mr Froome have nickname ‘Froome-dog’. This why Mr Twiglet take him everywhere on leash.
— Tweeter Sagan (@TweeterSagan) July 15, 2012