Tweets of the Week: Evie Richards, Alex Dowsett, and the 'veteran leader's jersey'

Here's a selection of our favourite social media posts from the last seven days

Here's a selection of our favourite tweets from the last week
(Image credit: Getty/Evie Richards/Instagram)

The Olympics may be done and dusted, but we still have plenty of racing to see us through the rest of the season.

The Vuelta a España is underway while we still have the excitement of the World Championships and plenty of other races still to come. 

But away from the peloton, the pros have been offering their usual insights into the world of cycling on social media.

We've scoured Twitter and Instagram over the last week to bring you some of our favourite posts from the pros.

Here are our tweets of the week for Friday, August 20: 

1. How do Olympians wind down? More training apparently 

2. Where have we seen that rider before? 

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3. Every cyclists' dream? 

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4. A radical (but sensible?) idea from Reijnen 

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5. Every rider after their first Zwift session...

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6. Anyone else worried about the puncture risk here? 

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7. And the award for weirdest rider interview goes to...Lotto-Soudal

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8. All respect to García for this, but I'd prefer a trained mechanic 

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9. Is there any group more positive than pro cyclists? 

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10. When your coach gets a little too excited by the intervals 

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

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.