Tweets of the week: Hailstorms in France and Thomas De Gendt getting dropped 'intentionally'

Crazy racing in the Critérium du Dauphiné has offered up more social media goodness

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It's been a hectic world for riders at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

While Jumbo-Visma have dominated the top step, the rest of the peloton have had to combat bad legs, hailstorms and social distancing measures.

Thankfully riders have been sharing their experiences online, so we've collected just a few of our favourite moments.

Check out some of the best tweets over the last week, from Annemiek van Vleuten, Geraint Thomas and more:

1. Kwiatkowski looks like he's trying to get the shopping out of the car in one trip

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2. Yep, De Gendt definitely meant to get dropped

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3. Floyd Landis has a message for us all?

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4. Social distancing problems

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5. Geraint Thomas requesting extraction

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6. Dowsett's mask doubles up as a picnic blanket

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7. Become a pro cyclist, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

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8. Why do we get the feeling Van Vleuten actually wants MORE switchbacks?

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9. Sometimes injuries in the pro peloton actually come from above

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10. Did Sagan actually check the route before signing up for the Dauphiné?

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We'll be back with more from cycling social media in seven days.

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Alex is the digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter and now as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output.

Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) and joining CW in 2018, Alex has 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 journalism, Alex is a national level time triallist, avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.