Tweets of the year 2018: Alberto Contador, Elinor Barker, Geraint Thomas and more

A collection of the most enlightening tweets from the world of cycling

Each week at Cycling Weekly we scour the depths of social media to bring you some highlights from the world of professional cycling.

Riders are let loose on the unsuspecting public, dishing out insights into the weird and wonderful side of the sport.

As 2018 comes to a close, we have bundled together the best tweets from the last 12 months.

Alberto Contador’s football skills, Tony Gallopin being a sore winner after the World Cup, Tom Dumoulin’s bathroom incident, and a case of mistaken identity involving Chris Hoy all make an appearance.

1. How many attempts Alberto?

2. Gallopin’s a sore winner

3. Beard prejudice is real

4. The memory of the Du-poo-lin incident lives on

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Replay… #giro

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5. Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald – true friendship

6. Legs – outstanding. Arms – need work

7. We have no words

8. All Chris’ were not born equal

9. Lawless fulfils his destiny

10. When you crash, your mates will always have your back – or they’ll crack jokes on Twitter

11. The Tour Down Under was a little toastie this year

12. The ultimate betrayal

13. Bit awkward

14. De Gendt goes Attenborough

15. That time Thomas fell victim to bike show thieves