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.

Alex Ballinger
Alex Ballinger

Alex is the 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 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.