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The Tweets of the week: Stefan Denifl flirts with a waitress

Added: wednesday 16 February 2011 at 1:01:00
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    The Tweets of the week: Stefan Denifl flirts with a waitressAfter your positive feedback on the first edition, the Tweets of the week are back!

    From Stefan Denifl (Team Leopard-Trek) who flirts with a waitress (well, that's probably the other way around!) up to the Cobra and the race radio via what happens in Qatar stays in Qatar for Robert Gesink and Danny Pate who uses Oscar Freire as a bodyboard!

    A week in Tweets ...

    Stefan Denifl (Team Leopard-Trek) flirts with a waitress

    Last Thursday, most probably after his training ride (the Austrian rider of the Luxembourg team should have participated in the Challenge Ciclista a Mallorca but finally had to stay home sick), Stefan Denifl announced on Twitter what happened with the waitress who sold him his daily coffee ... Apparently she was quite surprised and Stefan thus wondered whether that was because of his choice of coffee of whether she was surprised to see someone in cycling clothes in the winter! Maybe she was simply flirting with him?!
    Stefan Denifl - tweet of the week

    Stefan Denifl - tweet of the week

    The Cobra bites himself ...

    The information which dominated cycling news early last week was the rumour that Riccardo Riccò did a blood transfusion on himself. After he was admitted to the hospital with high fever and unexplainable other symptoms, he would have declared having done this to his doctor, indicating that he kept his blood in the fridge.

    While most of the Tweets about this attack the Italian rider due to his repetitive bad behaviour, sometimes leading to big discussions between riders and cycling fans (?), I chose to mention two Tweets which handle this case in a more original way.

    First of all from the author of the very interesting blog The Inner Ring who only needs 23 characters to talk about this case by saying The Cobra bites himself. Indeed, Riccò nickname is the cobra and this expression is thus quite adapted and true in this context!
    The Inner Ring - tweet of the week

    Next to the Inner Ring, Mark The Fabricator had a more humorous approach! A while back, the UCI announced an approval programme for frames and forks (later on the approval programme will even be extended to wheels, steers, saddles and clothing!!) which obliges each licensed rider to use an approved bike in any official race (while obliging the manufacturers to pay the costs [and more?] of the approval programme). This programme thus led to some discussion, also because all details don't seem to be clear yet while it's effective ... already!

    After Riccardo Riccò's auto-transfusion, Mark The Fabricator thus suggested the creation of an approval programme for fridgesm wondering whether General Electric would be willing to participate ...
    MrFabricator - tweet of the week

    Two-way race radio

    I think I don't have to explain the discussion about the recent new ruling which disallows riders to use two-way radios in any race (except for the UCI WorldTour) anymore ...

    Jakob Fuglsang (Team Leopard-Trek) came back on this by saying it's a step back and wondering ... when riders will have to have to bring spare tubes and tires!
    Jakob Fuglsang - tweet of the week

    Koos Moerenhout, former professional rider which recently retired and now works in a communication job for the Rabobank team, calls it old school cycling when showing a picture of a frame of one of the Rabobank riders in the Tour of Qatar on which we see a piece of paper attached to the frame with the indications for the first stage of the race around Doha (li means left and re means right):
    Koos Moerenhout - tweet of the week

    The day after the last stage, still in Qatar, Robert Gesink (Rabobank) showed what happens with the wheels of a rider who falls ... what happens in Qatar, stays in Qatar! (am I the only one who thought we only use that expression in the Tour de France: what happens in the Tour, stays in the Tour?)
    Robert Gesink - tweet of the week

    Danny Pate and his bodyboard Oscar Freire

    During the Challenge Ciclista a Mallorca, in the Trofeo Magaluf-Palmanova, there apparently was a massive crash which involved Danny Pate of Team HTC-Highroad among others. The American rider reassures his fans on Twitter by saying he's OK and completes the message by saying that it's not that bad to use Oscar Freire (Rabobank) as a bodyboard! As far as I know, he apologized and thanked Freire for the ride ...
    Danny Pate - tweet of the week

    Danny Pate - tweet of the week

    Having good times with Rabobank!

    In the same race collection, Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) informed us of the good atmosphere in his team ... when he got out of his shower, he discovered a nice drawing on the mirror!
    Carlos Barredo - tweet of the week


    That's that, those were the Tweets of last week!

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    by Thomas Vergouwen
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