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

As we all know, cyclists and Twitter is often a fantastic combination, allowing the fans a behind the scenes look at what goes on in and around the professional peloton. Here are some of the tweets that caught our eye this week, including ones from Ryan Mullen, Jack Pullar and Lizzie Armitstead.

1.  Alex Dowsett did pretty well to capture this shot of lightning hitting the Shard in London.

2. It’s all getting a bit cosy at the Tour of Turkey.

https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/725345501235785731

3. Chris Froome didn’t manage to put on his own kit at Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

4. Geraint Thomas used Wout Poels’ win at Liège to crack out this beauty.

5. Amen, brother.

6. The Brownlees don’t like Lizzie Armitstead‘s chat.

7. You can’t have everything, Jack.

8. It’s fair to say Ben Swift wasn’t too worried about his finishing time in the Tour de Romandie time trial.

At least when you go slow in a TT you can take in the beautiful scenery. #nearlylast

A post shared by Ben Swift (@swiftybswift) on

9. You’re not wrong there, Ryan.

10. You’re really not wrong there, British Cycling.

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  • richcyclo

    Well said.
    The other guy just keeps digging!

  • Peter Ryan

    I don’t think I have done any damage to women with my post but anyway, let’s agree to disagree. It is bloody good to see some very fine women riders around.

  • ummm…

    i can see how somebody could feel that way. you’d have to also understand that the images it triggers in your mind is subjective. All i’ve said is that i like lizzy physically as well as otherwise (if you thought i only cared for her because she was attractive, then that says more about your biases not mine) and that it is great to watch her. I also may have alluded to being excited that here may be a lot more attractive competitive female cyclists in the news because the sport is being promoted.

    This is a fundamental mistake made by gender politicians. I’m not running for office and hoping to make every utterance banal and passive. I’m engaging with a wonderful world full of beauty, wonder, ideas. It is exhilarating. I can hardly help myself from gazing with mouth agape at the diversity and lightness of being.

    I’m sure my mother and my sister and my girlfriend are enjoying the fruits of their very successful labor while I’m piddling away looking at female cyclists on google images.

    Your summoning of the term “Sexist” has dont more damage to women, then help, in this case.

  • Peter Ryan

    I just found it a little odd, when the issue of sexism is in the spotlight in the sport, that your initial post seems to me to be overtly sexist.

  • ummm…

    you made a comment. explain yourself. i didnt ask for your opinion, but i am happy to hear it. help me understand it.

  • Peter Ryan

    Well, the connection isn’t hard if you read the black bits. I’m harming no-one, maybe you should wind your neck in a little.

  • ummm…

    there you go. cognitively you are disadvantaged. please i’d love to see you connect my comment with sexism/sexism in cycling.

    So I suppose I can’t refer to the beauty of any woman for any reason as long as you keep reading your articles about BC and sexism?

    You are hurting women more than you are helping – which is pretty easy because you probably help women exactly ZERO.

  • Peter Ryan

    Just as BC sets up a panel to address sexism in cycling…..

  • ummm…

    this lizzy girl is the cats pajamas! if cycling wasn’t annoying my gf enough, now she has to worry about me running off with any number of these sexy ladies getting promoted in the sport.