Tweets of the week: Owain Doull rescues a dog, baby's joy during first off-road ride, and Elinor Barker races with John Cena

More cycling gold from the world of social media

How's everyone coping without racing?

Have you started re-watching old editions of Paris-Roubaix yet? Or maybe you've started getting into cross country skiing on Eurosport?

The pros are also getting used to their off seasons and luckily for us it means they have more time to treat us to some quality content on social media.

Here's our regular round-up of the best tweets from the cycling world in the last seven days, featuring Geraint Thomas, Ellen Noble and Valtteri Bottas.

1. Luke Rowe rubs salt into the wound for Thomas

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2. The Olympic Madison team no one was expecting

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3. Owain Doulittle to the rescue

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4. Strava becomes a very different place in the winter

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5. An insight into Sam Bennett's priorities

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6. Valtteri Bottas may be at a disadvantage in this weekend's Bahrain GP if that's his car

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7. This video is simply heartwarming - enjoy

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8. Cyclocross runs in the Wyman family

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9. There are no excuses, don't be this guy

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10. The amount of traffic on the roads is just getting ridiculous

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We'll be back in seven days with more tweets of the week.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former 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, 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.