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.

Jonny Long

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. I'm 6'0", 26 years old, have a strong hairline and have an adequate amount of savings for someone my age. I'm very single at the minute so if you know anyone, hit me up.


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I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.