You all saw that tweet of Michelle Cound's before she protected her account from the ferals? I'd be amazed if you didn't, but if not it's on this post. But basically, after watching The Armstrong Lie over someone else's shoulder on a 10 hour flight somewhere, she became angry. Subconsciously, she knew Froome would never look as good as Bruyneel in chinos. Consciously, she was maddened by doping and the open bunny ears, scrutiny, close bunny ears, Froome received at last year's Tour. So she went a bit..ahem..postal wondering if let's say Contador does well at this year's Tour, Tinkoff Saxo will receive the same level of doping questions as Sky and Froome did last year.
Yeah...cycling's Lady Macbeth probably has a point. But it's kinda uncool. And after this:
Just had a great steak in Irun...Porte giving up the Giro for the Tour, Wiggins' beard and cobbles, and Brailsford quitting his job at British Cycling, it looks like Sky are battening down the hatches.
— Danny Pate (@TheDPate) April 8, 2014
Sure, she tried to back up the dump truck:
...but the trash was already out there. Hang on though. Did she actually watch The Armstrong Lie? How can trash talking ever faze the guy who put up with what he did during the 2009 Tour de France, still attacked and then managed to put this look on Bruyneel's face:
Worth watching The Armstrong Lie just for the look on Bruyneel's face when Contador attacked after being told not to pic.twitter.com/mgvyJiA9ieBruyneel's reaction here reminds me of the traffic control tower guy in Top Gun who shouts "Maverick" and spills his coffee all over himself:
— Scott O'Raw (@velocast) February 14, 2014
I can just imagine this year's tour if Sky, used to controlling everything, get buzzed by Contador. "Ah, Pistolero," Brailsford will say, spilling his unicorn milk drink.
Retweet if you support #MasculinCelebration! #itzulia @albertocontador pic.twitter.com/I2ZphJYIrt
— Tinkoff Saxo (@tinkoff_saxo) April 8, 2014
An interim disciplinary system
Before the football card or an actual workable disciplinary system arrives, BMC's Manuel Quinzato is happy to dish out corporal punishment to alleged wrong doers:
Dear @jarradvz, I would like that @vanSnail says what he think about that! If he thinks he is right I will apologize! @BMCProTeam
— Manuel Quinziato (@manuelquinziato) April 6, 2014
Why women's cycling can't have nice things #2
The winners of the women's Ronde van Drenthe received toasters & vacuums. That burns & sucks on so many levels. pic.twitter.com/mSVqzeIFQtNow, there's this.
— Kathryn Bertine (@KathrynBertine) March 19, 2014
Oh no...... Het Nieuwsblad pic.twitter.com/UoUJ8taKkmSigh.
— Jens Hagström (@jenscer) April 8, 2014
These Yorkshire cyclists took "riding piano" literally:
A grand (piano) departs: 18 cyclists tow baby grand up 5-mile Cragg Vale TdF climb http://t.co/l4VQdjY4Vz #cycling pic.twitter.com/o7XY1EYOM3
— road.cc (@roadcc) April 7, 2014
...yep, those Yorkshire folk are really loving the Tour coming to town!
Encountered this at work today: the Tour de France Yorkshire tea towel! #tdf #essentialmerchandise pic.twitter.com/P0qqL8OqTR
— natalie (@brassyn) April 8, 2014
Mark Cavendish enjoys some alone time to listen to the Frozen soundtrack
Spin Cycle online mag releases print annual with best of the electronic version #cycling http://t.co/jy8o2JZ6bk pic.twitter.com/C2BXFRNmEZ
— road.cc (@roadcc) April 9, 2014
Jurgen Roelandts passes a stone
My trophy from Flanders that was stuck in my elbow, looks like a little cobblestone pic.twitter.com/u3EXH5nWuG
— Jürgen Roelandts (@jurgenroelandts) April 7, 2014
Preparations for Paris Roubaix differ somewhat for Sep Vanmarcke and Fabian Cancellara
An impromptu performance by Bobo the scootering clown (aka Fabian Cancellara) pic.twitter.com/OStz0xY7au
— Scott O'Raw (@velocast) April 6, 2014
From now on it's all about rest and focus on Paris-Roubaix! #TotallyCobbled @TeamBelkin pic.twitter.com/E4OTnBTVVQ
— Sep Vanmarcke (@sepvanmarcke) April 7, 2014
That's it, have fun on New Year's Eve - I mean Paris Roubaix - Christmas was last week after all (Flanders!)