Tweets of the week: Proposals, protests and ponies

Unlike the Giro d'Italia peloton, tweets of the week is not on strike, so here's a bumper edition

Mikkel Honoré and Tony Martin (Twitter/Instagram)

The riders over at the Giro d'Italia may be dipping their toes into a spot of industrial action but Tweets of the week Incorporated had its union crushed years ago, so here we are once again.

In fact, such was our capitalist overlords' disgust at the strike formed by the riders of the Italian Grand Tour, that we've been instructed to put together a bumper edition, to spit in the face of collective action and make sure our fingers are ground into dust as we trawl the social media abyss for hashtag pure flame emoji tweets.

So here they are, 17 tweets from the concurrently running Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España. Maybe soon I'll be allowed home to see my wife and kids again. But until that day, more tweets.

1. Never again will we assume Thomas De Gendt is joking, turns out he was being deadly serious

See more

2. I agree, Brian Smith, it is extra entertainment

See more

3. #Justice4JV

See more

 

4. Add to that: Giro stage 19 mood

See more

5. Larry Warbasse shooting wishes out into the ether in the faint hope a cycling Father Christmas exists

See more

6. There's still time for Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier and Tao Geoghegan Hart to get in a breakaway and explode the brains of the Italian commentators

See more

7. If Kelderman hangs on he will become the first Giro d'Italia winner in history to not have a favourite film

See more

8. Don't know about you but I NEED to know the story behind this

See more

9. The UCI's latest mechanical doping test is innovative to say the least

See more

10. Ponies: good. Pun: hmm.

See more

11. How Magnus Bäckstedt continues to solemnly commentate while Caleb Ewan jumps on to Kwiato's handlebars I'll never know

See more

12. These days a meme barely lasts 48 hours before you've already forgotten what it was referring to in the first place

See more

13. At the Tour de France media were mistaking him for George Bennett, at the Vuelta, Sam Bennett becomes Belgian, if he rides the Giro next year maybe they'll put him on Cofidis or something

See more

14. In a normal week this probably would have been one of the main talking points but this week my brain is just a bit melted so best just to forget this exists I reckon

A photo posted by on

15. Behind every great athlete there's...someone who beat you in a rap battle six years ago and won't let you forget it

See more

16. Nothing says romance like an individual time trial

See more

17. We are all Gregor Mühlberger and the musette is the year 2020

See more

We'll be back in seven day's time with another serving of...yep, you guessed it, tweets of the week