Omega Pharma-QuickStep Limits Tweets

Riders to keep quiet after finishing


The director of the Omega Pharma-QuickStep cycling team has banned riders from sending tweets after finishing a race. Brian Holm will not let riders tweet within an hour of finishing in an effort to keep post-race frustrations offline. “I think they just need to get their rawest emotion out of their minds after a sprint,” Holm said. “Otherwise they might write something they regret.” Holm added that he thinks the proper use of social media can create debate and be good for the sport. Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider Tom Boonen leads WorldTour rankings.

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