Tweets of the week: André Greipel gets a lesson from Alex Dowsett, a rabbit predicts the new world champion and more

Here's a selection of our favourite tweets from the last seven days

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Another week coming to a close, another Tweets of the week! We've looked through the wonderful world that is cycling social media and picked out some of the best posts over the last seven days.

This week, we have André Greipel talking about his "big package" in an Alex Dowsett vlog, a rabbit predicting who will win the elite men's road race at the World Championships and some rather confusing kit combos.

Here's a list of some of our favourites:

1. I think the word package in this sense means something very different in Germany, André.

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2. We've seen that Octopuses can predict football matches, but can rabbits predict cycling?

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3. Get this man a plane ticket 

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4. Allies in politics and in sport... 

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5. Ringing the doorbell is more conventional 

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6. "Tis but a scratch"

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7. Thanks Out of Cycling, now I'm crying 

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8. So Beyoncé has got into the world of cycling.

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9. One of our writers, Jonny, would like to know where Tom Pidcock is 

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10. Which side are you? 

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We'll be back in seven days with more tweets of the week. 

Tim Bonville-Ginn
Tim Bonville-Ginn

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I started watching cycling back in 2010, before all the hype around London 2012 and Bradley Wiggins at the Tour de France. In fact, it was Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck's battle in the fog up the Tourmalet on stage 17 of the Tour de France.


It took me a few more years to get into the journalism side of things, but I had a good idea I wanted to get into cycling journalism by the end of year nine at school and started doing voluntary work soon after. This got me a chance to go to the London Six Days, Tour de Yorkshire and the Tour of Britain to name a few before eventually joining Eurosport's online team while I was at uni, where I studied journalism. Eurosport gave me the opportunity to work at the world championships in Harrogate back in the awful weather.


After various bar jobs, I managed to get my way into Cycling Weekly in late February of 2020 where I mostly write about racing and everything around that as it's what I specialise in but don't be surprised to see my name on other news stories.


When not writing stories for the site, I don't really switch off my cycling side as I watch every race that is televised as well as being a rider myself and a regular user of the game Pro Cycling Manager. Maybe too regular.


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