Tweets of the week: Coronavirus, Gianni Moscon, Arnaud Démare and more

Another quiet, almost mundane, week in the world of cycling

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So...anything happened in cycling this week? No? Good. Service as normal then, I suppose.

The prospect of the coronavirus outbreak taking a sledgehammer to the cycling season obviously pales in comparison to the people who will lose loved ones or their own lives to the virus. However, while the loss of some fantastic bike racing is in the grand scheme of things not that big a deal, it's still upsetting.

No Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan - San Remo looking increasingly uncertain at the time of writing, and if the situation worsens who knows what else we could lose? It's not really worth thinking about.

The solution? I couldn't tell you. For now, let's just keep scrolling through our newsfeeds, desperate for updates that will probably involve more race-cancelling-based misery, with the odd meme chucked in to lighten the mood ever so slightly.

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1. Thomas De Gendt readying himself for retirement by doing what everyone else does on their CV: stretching the truth to breaking point

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2. Even in troubled times, memes can make things a bit better

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3. It's funny now but could become reality the way things are going

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4. Take this video back in time one year ago and no cycling fan would have any idea what was going on. This year, it makes total sense

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5. When the Euskadi riders hear Euskaltel is coming back on board as a sponsor:

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6. Rigoberto D-Uran D-Uran (sorry)

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8. Nice

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9. You and me both Simon, you and me both

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10. Let's pray the cycling calendar doesn't end up in tatters for the sole reason that Thomas De Gendt can drink a zillion beers once his season is over

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We’ll be back in seven days’ time for more of the best from social media across the cycling world.

Jonny Long

Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races. I'm 6'0", 26 years old, have a strong hairline and have an adequate amount of savings for someone my age. I'm very single at the minute so if you know anyone, hit me up.


Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab, reporting about students evacuating their bowels on nightclub dancefloors and consecrating their love on lecture hall floors. I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).


I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.