Tweets of the week: A Mark Cavendish doppelgänger, Girmay and Gazetta, and a Team CSC reunion

All the social media content you could ever need, and more!

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It's the Giro d'Italia, which means lots of top-level social media content about cycling, but should also mean some exciting racing to watch. Well, that's the plan anyway.

Thursday's stage was a bit of a dull one, let's be honest, and while Friday's action should be a bit more exciting, these tweets should keep you going during some of the quieter bits of today's racing, or those pauses over the weekend.

We all know there is absolutely nothing bad or wrong with Twitter, and despite Elon Musk's takeover, surely the great cycling content will continue. This week we have some absolute belters, which might make you laugh, or at least go "huh".

1. The Mark Cavendish I ordered does not quite resemble the 16-Giro stage winning model, but is instead someone a bit slower. Poor Adam Blythe

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2. Who knows if they got Channel 4 in Eritrea in the 1990s, either way Biniam Girmay went all James Richardson the other day. We will see if he ends up presenting an average podcast

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3. A chance for you to go "wow, hasn't Bjarne Riis aged badly". A fun Team CSC reunion, it's like 2008 all over again. When the sport of cycling was in perfect health.

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4. Sometimes bike racing makes sense. Sometimes you have confusing videos of random women grabbing riders and frogmarching them to the side of the road

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5. Thomas De Gendt, one of the best posters in the peloton. This time he has decided to play a real life version of Guess Who?

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6. Talking of things becoming real, who knew the guy from that meme was Hungarian?

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7. Tadej Pogačar might not actually be the best bike rider of his generation, after all

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8. Lilian Calmejane can't make his mind up whether to try and get into the break or give up

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9. Cor, we have a great time on the internet don't we. Here's Caleb Ewan joking about missing out in the photo finish on stage six of the Giro

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10. Sam Oomen has had a very unfortunate time so far at the Giro, this video just sums it up

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11. Ever missed a train? Arnaud Démare almost missed a ferry the other day, hours after winning stage five 

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12. Finally, Jacopo Guarnieri supports trans rights, has helped his teammate to a couple of stage wins, and likes Massive Attack. A good guy.

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Adam Becket
Adam Becket

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s senior news and feature writer – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing, speaking to people as varied as Demi Vollering to Philippe Gilbert. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.