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The tweets of the week: when Alex Dowsett tells stories to Twitter

Added: thursday 03 March 2011 at 20:10:00
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    The tweets of the week: when Alex Dowsett tells stories to TwitterIn this fourth edition of the Tweets of the week, Alex Dowsett (Team Sky) tells a story and appreciates Davide Appollonio's nice Italian accent, Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank) prepares his children for a pro career while Alexander Kolobnev gets blocked by the snow.

    While Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) has had enough of uphill finishes, Brett Lancaster (Team Garmin-Cervélo)'s son would like to get the same massage as his dad and Greg Henderson (Team Sky) is wondering until what time he can get on his hometrainer.

    Finally, Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team) is having some bad karma while Stef Clement (Rabobank) has finished with that and is getting back to competition!

    A bit later than usual, you'll find below the Tweets of the week !

    Alex Dowsett tells stories to Twitter

    Last Friday, Alex Dowsett (Team Sky) decided to tell a story to Twitter. Limited to 140 characters, his story of course didn't fit into one message. The English rider didn't see that as a problem since 3 messages allowed him to tell the story!
    Alex Dowsett - tweet of the week

    Alex Dowsett - tweet of the week

    Alex Dowsett - tweet of the week

    Hum ... no comment! The life of a young rider apparently isn't always that easy ...

    Earlier this week, during the Vuelta a Andalucia, Dowsett transcribed his team mate Davide Appollonio's comments on the race, pronounced with a nice Italian accent:
    Alex Dowsett - tweet of the week

    Alex Dowsett - tweet of the week

    If you'd like to get an idea of that nice Italian accent ... watch my interview with Appollonio following his victory in the final stage of the Tour du Limousin 2010!

    Koos Moerenhout prepares his children for a professional cyclist's career

    Probably thinking "you can't start too early", Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank), former professional rider, seems to prepare his children to a future career of professional cyclist!
    Koos Moerenhout - tweet of the week

    He thought his daughter Lynn, 6 years old, the principles of pacelines while his son Kas, 4 years old, will now ride his bike without his safety wheels!

    Alexander Kolobnev got stuck in the snow!

    While the first races have now started in Europe, Alexander Kolobnev (Katusha Team) got completely blocked close to the Etna, where the Giro d'Italia 2011 will have a stage finish. Do you think his cry for help has been heard and that someone brought him wood and something to eat? Apparently the bike wasn't the best way of transport over there ...
    Alexander Kolobnev - tweet of the week

    Alexander Kolobnev - tweet of the week

    The Inner Ring saw other weather influences in the professional peloton at the same time ...
    The Inner Ring - tweet of the week

    Geraint Thomas requests flat stage finishes!

    During the Giro di Sardegna, Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) seemed to regret his return to the track. Indeed, the uphill stage finishes didn't really suit him and he even went to ask the organizers to get a flat stage finish!
    Geraint Thomas - tweet of the week

    Brett Lancaster's son might also get pro!

    Just like Koos Moerenhout's children, the 2 year old son of Brett Lancaster (Team Garmin-Cervélo) might well become a pro cyclist as well ... Indeed, when his father's massage at home was done ... he started to strip off and said my turn!
    Brett Lancaster - tweet of the week

    Greg Henderson is searching the time limits for his daily dose of training!

    After Will Clarke who got a knock on the door from his neighbours, Greg Henderson (Team Sky) doesn't want to take a risk! His question about what time is too late for an ergo session, got an answer from Mark Renshaw (Team [[HTC-Highroad]]):
    Greg Henderson - tweet of the week

    Mark Renshaw - tweet of the week

    Greg Henderson - tweet of the week

    Some bad karma for Taylor Phinney and a successful return to competition for Stef Clement

    Taylor Phinney had a more than successful year last year when he won for example the U23 World Championships, the American national time trial championship, stages in several stage races and the final victory in Olympia's Tour and U23 Paris-Roubaix.

    The start of his first year as a pro turns out to be a bit more difficult ... After his knee problem which obliged him to postpone his first race as a pro, he fell during his training this week! The young American rider of course regrets it but at the same time reminds all his followers of something very important: wearing a helmet can save lives!
    Taylor Phinney - tweet of the week

    Taylor Phinney - tweet of the week

    Let's just hope that the rest of his first year as a pro will bring much better conditions and will allow him to taste his first pro victory as well! At least that's what I would wish for ...

    At the same time, Stef Clement got back to competition after 8 months of absence. An inflammation in his back got him away from racing since the Tour of California last May. Of course, the Dutch rider was thus very happy to get back to competition and he shared that feeling in several tweets. I decided to choose one of them as one of the Tweets of the week because when I read it I thought ... that's so true!
    Stef Clement - tweet of the week

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

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    Did you see any Tweets which could be part of the Tweets of the week? Please send them to tweetsoftheweek@thover.com and you might see them in the next edition of the Tweets of the week!

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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