Cyclists and Twitter is often a fantastic combination, allowing the fans a behind the scenes look at what goes on in and around the professional peloton. Here are some of the tweets that caught our eye this week, including ones from Thomas De Gendt, Tinkoff-Saxo and Dan Martin.
1. It’s safe to say that Richie Porte didn’t much enjoy the 21.7km climb of the Col du Glandon on stage 18.
2. On stage 19 there wasn’t much letting up, with another ascent of the other side of the Glandon and then up to La Toussuire. Breakaway specialist Thomas De Gendt was pointing the sprinters towards Marcel Sieberg for tickets to the grupetto.
3. Earlier in the week, Sieberg wasn’t enjoying his rather warm hotel room in Gap…
4. ITV’s very own Ned Boulting always looks so fresh when he’s presenting on television, but he didn’t look so fresh in this picture from ITV’s very own David Millar.
5. Cannondale-Garmin boss Jonathan Vaughters gave the French a bit of a backhanded compliment while watching Romain Bardet winning stage 18.
6. French speaking Irishman Nicolas Roche seemingly forgets that he’s also fluent in English.
7. Tweets of the week favourite Ian Bibby spent a little time this week worrying about Peter Sagan’s gentleman’s agreements as he got aero on his descent of the Col de Manse.
8. Sagan couldn’t quite bridge the gap to stage winner Ruben Plaza, but took the opportunity to channel his inner Matthew McConaughey.
9. While Sagan was beating his chest, Dan Martin was opening his up for the insects to enjoy.
10. When Ivan Basso left the Tour de France with testicular cancer on the first rest day, the team promised to meet him in Paris with the yellow jersey. Alberto Contador is pretty much out of the running for the title, so they got yellow t-shirts instead.
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