Cyclists and Twitter is often a fantastic combination, allowing the fans a behind the scenes look at what goes on in the professional peloton. Here are some of the tweets that caught our eye this week, including ones from David Millar, Helen Wyman and Mark McNally.
1. Chris Froome got a bit philosophical at the end of stage three of the Volta a Catalunya. After coming back from illness the Brit was dropped from the bunch while his rivals powered away at the front.
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2. It was a sad day in the McNally household as the Madison Genesis rider said goodbye to a trusted friend. #RIPGarmin
3. Katusha rider Rudi Selig’s shower after yesterday’s Dwars doors Vlaanderen will have taken slightly longer than normal…
4. Dan Craven wasn’t the only Casanova seen out on the roads this week.
5. David Millar took advantage of the Volta a Catalunya passing by his house in Girona by helping/annoying Ryder Hesjedal as the Cannodale-Garmin rider warmed up.
6. Movistar rider Alex Dowsett used the 293km Milan-San Remo race on Sunday as a warm up for the Full Gas Track League the following day. Turns out, it was a bit too much for him.
7. Welsh rugby’s second-half domination against Italy on Saturday was the warm up act for Geraint Thomas’ show of strength on the Poggio the following day.
8. Spare a thought for retired rider Cadel Evans, who is having to listen to a whole lot of Beastie Boys at the moment. Perhaps he could sabotage the CD. Get it? Sabotage? No? Okay.
9. We’ve all been there, Helen Wyman, except I question my core strength when using the regular hoover setting, but I power through.
10. This E3 Harelbeke trophy looks as controversial as its posters