Cycling world reacts with astonishment and horror to Donald Trump's election as US president

Taylor Phinney is in a state of shock at Donald Trump being elected US president, but Oleg Tinkov is delighted

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Donald Trump's election as US president has shocked the world and figures from cycling have taken to Twitter to express their reaction.

Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton has caused a social media meltdown and cyclists and figures from the sport have been quick to add their thoughts too.

Most important thing first: does this mean the Tour de Trump will make a comeback?

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If Brexit and Trump can happen, why can't Roy win next year's Tour de France?

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Translated: "after a US election, I will be the next winner of the ... So I start training... 🙈🙉🙊"

Alex Dowsett quite likes the thought of living on a small island inhabited by venomous stakes.

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And Dr Hutch wouldn't mind being a dino.

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But cycling's former maverick owner is utterly elated.

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Taylor Phinney, who backed Clinton, certainly doesn't share Tinkov's best wishes.

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And One Pro Cycling's owner Matt Prior echoes Phinney.

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Annette Edmondson isn't too happy, too.

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As for Tejay van Garderen, well, he is just bewildered.

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Alex Howes wants to know the answer to a question. Here it is: Yes, Alex, yes your country did just Brexit-plus-plus-plus.

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But fear not: Cannondale-Drapac manager Jonathan Vaughters is on hand with advice.

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As is Phil Gaimon. Though he immediately wished his choice of words was different.

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And, finally, if you're scared about the future, just think who could have had the keys to the White House.

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