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28 Jun 2010 13:00

Apologies if there are previous threads on this but does anyone have a list of pro-cyclists who are on twitter.

I saw on one of the news stories that the Schlecks were tweeting about Andy's crash and Lance Armstrong seems to spend more time on it than on his bike!

I think during Le Tour it could be interesting to follow all the riders to see how they're feeling.
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28 Jun 2010 13:02

Connor Pass wrote:Apologies if there are previous threads on this but does anyone have a list of pro-cyclists who are on twitter.

I saw on one of the news stories that the Schlecks were tweeting about Andy's crash and Lance Armstrong seems to spend more time on it than on his bike!

I think during Le Tour it could be interesting to follow all the riders to see how they're feeling.


all on one page

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28 Jun 2010 13:33

CQ rankings also has an overview of Twitter pages: http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/twitter.asp
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28 Jun 2010 14:57

Twitter is awesome.

In the old days, to have fun with athletes, you had to stick a microphone in their face. Preferably away from their managers and handlers.

Twitter makes this microphone permanent.
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28 Jun 2010 21:37

All of the sky riders, and management twitter links along with facebook and websites etc are on the links page at teamskyfans
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29 Jun 2010 17:15

krebs303 wrote:all on one page

Bike Chatter


Thanks for the shout out:-)

I'm always looking for ways to improve the site, by the way, suggestions and ideas are always welcome.
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Twitter Sux!!

29 Jun 2010 18:38

Twitter Sucks.

It is killing real communication and language with indirect human contact, incomplete sentences, non-sense, and rambling.

Lance's announcement by twitter is totally lame.
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29 Jun 2010 19:06

McClimber wrote:Twitter Sucks.

It is killing real communication and language with indirect human contact, incomplete sentences, non-sense, and rambling.

Lance's announcement by twitter is totally lame.

Nonsense. Through Twitter there's a sort of contact there wouldn't normally be. It doesn't replace anything, it's an added means of communication. Regardless of what Tweetstrong uses it for.
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29 Jun 2010 19:07

McClimber wrote:Twitter Sucks.
It is killing real communication and language with indirect human contact, incomplete sentences, non-sense, and rambling.


You could make the same claim about the internet in general, of course:-)
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30 Jun 2010 19:11

Hmm... Robbie Hunter is not impressed by footballers... :rolleyes:

Gotta love footballers getting massages after 120mins of a game..are they scared they cramp in the penalty shoot out!! Get fitter u idiots!
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01 Jul 2010 10:55

If you can get to the end of this video http://bit.ly/afpRn5 (its a bit shambolic editing wise) then Wiggins says he has stopped doing it because the PRs didnt like what he was saying and he didnt see the point in putting out their bland corporate messages - and there is more than a hint of not ****ing off other riders in the peloton about it too.
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01 Jul 2010 14:53

Winterfold wrote:If you can get to the end of this video http://bit.ly/afpRn5 (its a bit shambolic editing wise) then Wiggins says he has stopped doing it because the PRs didnt like what he was saying and he didnt see the point in putting out their bland corporate messages - and there is more than a hint of not ****ing off other riders in the peloton about it too.


Here's an example of that:

Hey Cav, your a star, remember what we said, **** Bob, life goes on, dont let sponser politics affect freindships.


As saved here for posterity:

http://www.bikechatter.com/statistics/alltime

There were a few others during the winter that... well, if I had to speculate, I might guess there had been a bit of alcohol involved, but it's hard to say without knowing that guy's personality.

In any case, it's about dXXm time for the racing to start. Legs are better for talking than twitter any day:)
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02 Jul 2010 09:45

90% of people with twitter accounts are tossers.
100 % of 'non famous' people with twitter accounts are egotistical tossers with delusions of grandeur.
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02 Jul 2010 10:33

Nick777 wrote:90% of people with twitter accounts are tossers.
100 % of 'non famous' people with twitter accounts are egotistical tossers with delusions of grandeur.


im not famous, and im none of the above (why am i replying to this)
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02 Jul 2010 11:57

davidw wrote:Thanks for the shout out:-)

I'm always looking for ways to improve the site, by the way, suggestions and ideas are always welcome.


How about having all the cyclists who are in le tour de france on the one feed
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02 Jul 2010 14:53

Allright, I myself hate twitter, but this one pic of Basso's family he just posted really justifies the use of twitter, so sweet

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06 Jul 2010 07:04

Richie Porte is one optimistic guy

happier to be watching tdf from the couch, looks nasty! Hope the Saxo Bankers have a crash free day tomorrow.


I'm rather sure that what he means about tomorrow is the third stage... no crashes? Yeah right! Has he forgotten the Schlecks are on the team?
In Italy when you need a coffee you need the right barista, so you need to teach Chris [Juul Jensen] how to make the right coffee.


Lars Michaelsen during the Tinkoff-Saxo team briefing before stage 11 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
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Twitter, it rhymes with...

15 Mar 2011 22:20

[SIZE="2"]I realize this thread is a good 9 months old (which is an eternity in InterTweet time) but with nearly 20 Twit-related ones to choose from, this seemed more appropriate than most.
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Guess who got a new endorsement?!

dzabriskie
Done with last stage at tirreno...now doing jumps in my New Balance shoes...http://twitter.com/#!/dzabriskie/status/47332625861451776


VandeVelde,Christian
Relaxing in my New Balance compression tights after a long day riding in the rain here in Spain.http://twitter.com/#!/ChristianVDV/status/47338943431192577


Ryder Hesjedal
Ready for an adventure day on foot, New Balance has me covered. Exciting sponsor and products, compression wear is working..Thanks!http://twitter.com/#!/ryder_hesjedal/status/47595945659072512


Jeezus guys, didn't any PR people coach you in subtlety? :rolleyes:

Such depth of personal insight. This is exactly the behind-the-scenes kind of info I was hoping for when so many cyclists migrated to the must-have app of the century!

Like the interwebs aren't already polluted enough with commercialism? MAKE IT STOP!

Now I have three more reasons not to use Twitter. :)
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15 Mar 2011 22:31

"Our rooms they have 2 beds.There is a distance betwinn. but this night o'grady stolen my planket.Because he had cold.i taket back ;-)"

How old is this guy :p
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26 Mar 2011 16:17

From CVV
I hope @LeviLeipheimer gets interviewed again this am @VoltaCatalunya....in Spanish. "Vee-en-toh, Vee-en-toh, Ra-pee-doh, Ra-pee-doh"
http://twitter.com/#!/ChristianVDV/status/51573455224713216
:D
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