Bike racing is officially back!
Even though it's been a shorter off-season, it still felt like a long wait for the peloton to return.
While there are plenty of riders testing their legs in Étoile de Bessèges, most riders are still hard at training for their own racing returns.
In the latest edition of Tweets of the Week we have a combination of racing insights and more training gold from the world of cycling social media, here are just a few of our favourites:
1. Why is this so entertaining?
2. Skills from Victor Lafay
3. Nothing else to add
4. Get your excuses in early folks
5. Well, Bernal looks delighted to be racing again
6. The question we're all asking: will the Vini social media manager extend their contract?
7. Does life feel like this for anyone else at the moment?
8. "Did Southampton win?"
9. I don't think Nicholas Roche has aged a day since 2007
10. No one can accuse this lot of being fair weather riders
We'll be back in seven days with more tweets of the week.
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Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers. Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.
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