Here are our top picked tweets from the last week in the world of cycling

Cyclists and social media is often a fantastic combination, allowing the fans a behind the scenes look at what goes on in and around the professional peloton.

Twitter and Instagram are also ways for riders to connect with fans and give an insight into their lives away from cycling.

Here are some of the tweets that caught our eye this week, including ones from Sir Chris Hoy, Elinor Barker and Geraint Thomas

1. Zdenek Stybar’s Rio hotel room has an en suite stairwell

Great we have new shower in the house. 😂😂😂😂

A post shared by Zdenek Stybar (@stybarzdenek) on

2. I think we can allow you that indulgence, Sir Chris

3. Katie Archibald just needs to know the time, nothing more fancy necessary

4. That’s one way to describe the GB team at RideLondon

5. Geraint Thomas is well in the swing of things in Rio

6. Some quality trolling from Adam Blythe here…

7. They got there eventually

How many idiots does it take to find a velodrome? #rio2016

A post shared by Elinor Barker (@elinorbarker) on

8. Science lesson for Dan Craven courtesy of Dan Martin

9. Team Chile are going to need a better roof rack

10. I hope that lot is insured!