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The best tweets from around cycling this week

The best tweets from the cycling world this week (Picture: Twitter/@amandapratt)

As we all know, cyclists and Twitter is often a fantastic combination, allowing the fans a behind the scenes look at what goes on in and around the professional peloton.

Here are some of the tweets that caught our eye this week, including ones from Adam Blythe, Rigoberto Urán and Phil Gaimon

1. Contadaor's dog knows a thing or two about drafting

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2. The new swimwear cycling kit, presented by Rowe, Valgren and Blythe

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3. Christian Bale is a man of many riding talents

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4. The new Rapha EF Education First kit has a bizarre aerodynamic feature...

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6. Amanda Spratt has lost her height advantage

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7. I think Julian Alaphilippe has misunderstood motor pacing

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8. Fun new game to play in the 2019 season - Spot Connor Dunne?

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9. Adam Blythe turns sports director

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10. How Instagram has changed the Tour Down Under

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

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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.