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The tweets of the week: Marc Madiot gets criticised!

Added: wednesday 09 March 2011 at 8:57:00
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    The tweets of the week: Marc Madiot gets criticised!A new edition of the Tweets of the week with Marc Madiot who gets criticised in the context of the two-way race radio ban while Jonathan Vaughters is also thinking about this subject. From riders who love their bikes till the life of Froomey and Alex Dowsett's mother via Ben King and Robbie McEwen's weather service and many more ...

    Tejay van Garderen is looking for some more followers on Twitter by the way!

    A video of Marc Madiot creaets some buzz after the two-way race radio ban

    Several riders and directeurs sportifs have tweeted or retweeted a video in which we see Marc Madiot (FDJ) during a time trial. One of them was Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Team Sky) who said this about it:
    Kurt Asle Arvesen - tweet of the week
    Here is the video in question:
    These riders and directeurs sportifs are surprised by the fact that a team manager who gets so excited when behind a microphone during a time trial can be against two-way race radios. What they forget there is ... that the two-way race radio ban does not apply to time trial events!

    Article 2.2.024 of the UCI Road cycling Rules is pretty clear about it:

    The use of radio links or other remote means of communication by or with the riders, as well as the possession of any equipment that can be used in this manner, during an event is prohibited except in the following two cases:
    - during 2011:
        a. world calendar events
        b. Women's World Cup events
    - time trial events

    In the two cases above, a secure communications and information system (the «earpiece») is authorised and may be used for safety reasons and to assist riders
    (...)

    Even though it thus might appear strange that this manager is against two-way race radio (and thus supporting the ban) gets so crazy behind a microphone, but this joke finally doesn't really seem to work out since the ban doesn't apply to time trials ...

    A few days later Jonathan Vaughters, against the two-way race radio ban, gets a bit surprised about a request during a race in which ... the use of two-way race radio was banned! According to him the UCI commissaires would have announced the following on Radio Tour ... No comment!
    Jonathan Vaughters - tweet of the week

    For the love of cycling

    It's probably not really surprising that a cyclist likes his bike ... but to the extent Marc de Maar (Quick Step) and Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) love their bike might not be the case for all riders!
    Marc de Maar - tweet of the week

    Carlos Barredo - tweet of the week

    The incredible adventures of Froomey my roomie ...

    Since a few days, Alex Dowsett has decided to talk about the incredible adventures of Christopher Froome who shares his room with Russell Downing. Apparently there's a great atmosphere in Team Sky!

    In the different tweets we find several references to the origins of Froome. The rider who now has the British nationality was born in Kenya and grew up in South-Africa.

    It all started with Froome falling off his bike in the first stage of the Vuelta de Murcia.
    Alex Dowsett - tweet of the week
    Their team mate Chris Sutton also contributes to this:
    Chris Sutton - tweet of the week
    Chris Froome prefers watching the good result in this stage instead:
    Chris Froome - tweet of the week
    While his room mate Russell Downing and Alex Dowsett provide some further "information" about Froomey!
    Russell Downing - tweet of the week

    Alex Dowsett - tweet of the week

    Alex Dowsett - tweet of the week

    Alex Dowsett is a mother's boy

    A few days earlier, Alex Dowsett shared with us the strong link he has with his mother ... especially when it comes to choosing the way he gets dressed.
    Alex Dowsett - tweet of the week
    A few days later the story continues ...
    Alex Dowsett - tweet of the week
    But how does he do that when he's in a cycling race, far from home? Does he send a photo with his phone to ask his mother for advise by MMS?

    Ben King and Robbie McEwen, mister weather man?

    Do you think the weather forecast on weather.com is not accurate? Opt for the solution offered by Ben King and Robbie McEwen (Team Radioshack)!
    Ben King - tweet of the week

    Help Tejay van Garderen reach his goal!

    Follow the American rider on Twitter!
    Tejay van Garderen - 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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