Tweets of the week: Have you ever tried running over a line of moving cyclists?

I think a new cycling discipline may have just been invented

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No, of course you haven't. What a ridiculous thing to even propose. Running over a line of moving cyclists? Shut the front door.

What you are about to see puts the running of the bulls in Pamplona to shame. A stampede of terrifying 1,000kg bovine? A piece of cake compared to running on the backs of 11 moving cyclists and not completely stacking it. What I'm saying is, if this isn't an Olympic sport by 2030 then scrap the whole thing.

Oh, and in more normal programming, Mark Cavendish is trying out bobsledding, Richard Carapaz is doing his best Thibaut Pinot impression by hanging out with a bunch of livestock and a mainstream media conspiracy against Everesting has been uncovered.

1. Prepare yourself for what you're about to witness

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2. While many of Team Ineos' Grand Tour contenders fret over leadership roles, Richard Carapaz is out here milking cows

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3. I've been reliably informed that 'diff' means Cardiff, so can concur this is Geraint Thomas being funny, or as he would probably say: 'nny'.

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4. For the £319.92 price Jacob Tipper has spent on Strava over the years, he could have instead purchased 1,279 Freddos or thirty-eight-and-a-half birthday messages from Simon Geschke. But everyone makes their own choices I guess.

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5. A second suitcase for all the trophies and sprint jerseys? Just saying, might as well try and speak things into existence

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6. To be fair, Wiggins tried to become a rower after retiring from cycling. Would absolutely love to see Cav representing Team GB at Beijing 2022.

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7. Nothing to see here, just two EF Pro Cycling riders clearly enjoying the latest instalment of tweets of the week.

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8. Sickening. Once again the mainstream media are refusing to report on what's actually going on in the world.

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9. How did you know this is exactly what I needed to hear right now Phil x

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10. The more ridiculous Peter Sagan promotional vids there are knocking about, the closer we must be to some bike racing. Good.

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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.