The holidays provide another off-season opportunity for teams and riders to connect with their fans, and as families and friends gather to celebrate Christmas, many took to Twitter to wish their followers salutations. Teams from Deceuninck-QuickStep to Israel Cycling Academy joined riders like Marianne Vos and Elia Viviani in wishing their Twitter followers a Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël or Feliz Navidad.
Wanty-Groupe Gobert's Guillaume Martin promised to give away a jersey to the person who came closest to guessing how many kilometres he's ridden since January 1 of this year. Other teams and industry vendors offered similar contests and Christmas giveaways. We've collected a sampling of some of the cycling Christmas tweets below.
The whole #BORAhansgrohe family wishes you Merry Christmas & happy holidays— BORA – hansgrohe (@BORAhansgrohe) December 24, 2018
Enjoy our @BORAGmbH#KitchenTalk#xmas special with our #BORAhansgrohe riders @petosagan@Poesti_92@ErikBaska@maciejbodnar & @Daniel87Osspic.twitter.com/OYiz1LO1K7
It’s Christmas Eve!! We’re all rushing home for our Christmas dinners and wish you all a great week filled with love, good food and maybe a bit of cycling too! pic.twitter.com/KI2gIZZ84O— Boels-Dolmans (@boelsdolmansct) December 24, 2018
Quick-Step Floors wishes a warm Merry Christmas, happiness and joy to all our riders, staff, sponsors, partners and, last but not least, fans (whose support and affection continue to overwhelm us): https://t.co/z89bEGetkJpic.twitter.com/zN1xbYIiSL— Quick-Step Cycling (@quickstepteam) December 24, 2018
We'd like to wish a Merry Christmas to all our fans, partners and sponsors.— Bigla (@BiglaTeam) December 24, 2018
We couldn't have achieved what we did this year without your continued support, and we hope you're enjoying the festive season! pic.twitter.com/zF1f2ggMc6
From our family to yours... pic.twitter.com/RHxi9K9gLx— Mitchelton-SCOTT (@MitcheltonSCOTT) December 24, 2018
Feliz Nochebuena— Movistar Likes (@movistarlikes) December 24, 2018
Da parte nostra auguri di buon Natale a tutti voi— Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia (@WilierSelleIta) December 24, 2018
From all our team we wish you all Merry Christmas pic.twitter.com/1LJFJcFJsH
Toute l'équipe Wanty-Gobert vous souhaite un joyeux Noël et de très bonnes fêtes pic.twitter.com/Ns92VZ2HNz— Wanty-Groupe Gobert (@TeamWantyGobert) December 25, 2018
During this 2018 season of giving, we reflect back on one of our favorite events with Melvin Gordon and @rally_health at the 3rd Annual Holiday Bike Build! #RallyGrateful#GiveBack#HappyHolidayspic.twitter.com/vYPC6fXdnz— Rally Cycling (@Rally_Cycling) December 24, 2018
A Israeli team created with a vision to change Israeli Cycling. A mission carried by riders from 18 different countries. This is ICA for you. Multi cultural, multi religion. One team. #yallaacademypic.twitter.com/Apb1lmoU33— IsraelCyclingAcademy (@yallaACADEMY) December 23, 2018
Who else was surprised with some of their cycling gifts today? pic.twitter.com/ygaqHTeIBw— UCI (@UCI_cycling) December 25, 2018
No white Christmas, but orange skies and I'm okay with that...— Marianne Vos (@marianne_vos) December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas everybody! https://t.co/QH9CWyWDZV
Merry Christmas from all of us at the Tour of Utah. pic.twitter.com/ffQR3ZRK5E— The Tour of Utah (@TourofUtah) December 25, 2018
It's CHRIIISTMAAAAAAS!— Six Day (@sixdaycycling) December 25, 2018
Here's our final installment of our #SixDaysOfChristmas - and it's the searing last sprint from the final Madison of #SixDayLondon!
Enjoy, and #MerryChristmas#MerrySixmaspic.twitter.com/gZv2Xvcl3e
Felices fiestas a todos!!!!!! Disfrutad de estos días, disfrutad de la familia, de los amigos y sobretodo de la bici compañeros!!!!!!!! en Parets del Vallès https://t.co/psXD9MVtg0— Joaquim Rodríguez (@PuritoRodriguez) December 25, 2018
Este pequeño gran hombre y yo os deseamos Feliz Navidad! This great little man and me wish you Merry Christmas ! pic.twitter.com/0oEGgG2Jrv— Alberto Contador (@albertocontador) December 25, 2018
Feliz Navidad ... we want to wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of our hearts! pic.twitter.com/6AsFQEfrdP— Ashleigh Moolman (@ashleighcycling) December 25, 2018
Auguroni di Buon Natale a tutti— ELIA VIVIANI (@eliaviviani) December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas to everyone pic.twitter.com/zUkKKlwUub
"Santic clothe" has one gift left to deliver! Guess how many kms I rode since the 1st of january. I'll send one of my @SanticCycling jersey to the closest one.— Guillaume Martin (@GuilmMartin) December 25, 2018
I'll give the answer tomorrow evening.
Merry Christmas everyone!@TeamWantyGobertpic.twitter.com/JkjToB2LAn
Ready to jump into the new 2019 season like a few weeks back, in the @CCCProTeam training camp game night. But first a very merry Christmas to all my friends and followers also from me. pic.twitter.com/Iy87Xo2859— Simon Geschke (@simongeschke) December 25, 2018