Tweets of the Week: Rigoberto Uràn, Annemiek van Vleuten and the Tour de France Beefeaters

Racing is just around the corner and riders are getting excited

It's a new season and WorldTour racing is just around the corner.

With the men's and women's Tour Down Under on the horizon, riders are getting excited to get back to the peloton, with many polishing off their last training rides before racing gets under way.

Here are just a few of the highlights from cycling Twitter from the last week, including Lizzie Deignan, Rohan Dennis and Alec Briggs.

1. Something very familiar about Van der Poel's new kit...

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2. Pedersen enjoying his pot of gold after the Worlds

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3. The danger of autocorrect in the cycling world

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4. When someone says WorldTour racing is back

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5. Think we can all relate to this game face

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6. Chaves has got some moves

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7. Anyone else just climb Etna twice and stay in their comfort zone? Nope, me neither

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8. The Team Ineos beard squad picking up fans

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9. Nope, no idea

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10. Alec Briggs throws the rulebook out the window

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We'll be back next week with more from the wonderful world of cycling social media.

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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.