Tweets of the week: Yorkshire World Championships special

The best social media posts from across the cycling world this week

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The cycling universe has descended on Yorkshire this week for the UCI World Road Championships, and what a week it's been already, with the men and women's elite road races still to come.

We've had electric time trials, great road racing and most importantly, a full portion of British weather so that the rest of the world is under no illusions about where the Championships are being held.

Here is our Yorkshire special, and yes, a fair few of these tweets are about the rain.

1. Potentially rather disastrous if you get these two mixed up.

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2. Breaking: Philippe Gilbert caught motor doping during training ride.

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3. A story in two parts.

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4. Part two.

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5. These time-trial specialists, ey, eking out marginal gains wherever possible.

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6. For those hoping to post a quick time trial time, I would recommend not warming up on vegan sausage roll-ers.

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7. Destined to be one of the best cycling images of the year.

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8. A lesser known prize available for the juniors competing in the Worlds, crashing so heroically you get tweeted by Geraint Thomas.

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9. No altitude camps necessary for Yorkshire, riders just need to have made sure they'd packed their armbands.

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10. Maybe this would have been enough water for the U23 men's time trial to be called off.

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11. It wouldn't be a 'tweets of the week' if there wasn't at least one from Thomas De Gendt.

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

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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.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and 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).

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