It Is Not All About Racing

Some say it was ‘the tweet of the week’. Some don’t even know if it was real or not. But the tweet of Luke Rowe about his teammate Gianni Moscon was the tweet that everyone talked about in the cycling world. After a crash in Gent-Wevelgem Moscon fell on his knees and when he looked up there was a mysterious woman standing there. This was all on television and Luke Rowe decided to make a still of it and post it on Twitter.

Hilarious, right? While thinking about it, you realise that there is so much fun in the peloton but that we pay less attention to this side of the riders. Most of the time it is all about preparation, time schedules, resting or eating. But over the years I have found some great, hilarious moments in the cycling world.

Last year in the Vuelta, Magnus Cort Nielsen fell asleep in the bus on the way to the start of the fifth stage. And Esteban Chaves noticed it and could not resist to take a photo of this moment. Isn’t he the cutest thing when he sleeps?

At Team Sky they also like to play with socks. And give them eyes. And make them talk. Well, at leat they did this in 2012 and Thomas Lövkvist was good at it.

In 2014 taking selfies was a great thing to do. Kevin Reza knew this and thought it was hilarious to take selfies with all of his teammates. We all know who has the biggest smile in all of these photos!

On a sunny day a couple of years ago Ramunas Navardauskas thought: “I’m just going to lay myself down in the grass, because it feels so comfortable. We like to call it ‘grass-hugging’.

So you end up on the podium in the Tour de France of 2014 and what do your teammates do? They just throw you into the water. Wet Thibaut Pinot…

He loves to take a challenge. Bram Tankink tries to eat a mega burger, but it seems that it does not fit in his mouth. Hilarious moment, though.

Ice cream!!! John Degenkolb loves it so much, that he doesn’t even has time to smile to the camera.

Hopefully we will see more hilarious moments in 2017.

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