Tweets of the Week: Geraint Thomas Photoshop, Chloe Hosking on rollerskates, and avoiding friendships with WorldTour riders

Here are our favourite tweets from the last seven days, in a farewell edition from our news editor

Geraint Thomas
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Well cycling fans, it's the end of an era.

This edition of Tweets of the Week marks my final time writing this prestigious article before I depart Cycling Weekly

I'll hold the speeches and you can hold your tears, it's only social media after all, so let's just jump straight into the online gold you're here for. 

In the latest episode of Tweets of the Week we have a dodgy Geraint Thomas Photoshop, an in-depth interview with James Shaw, and Chloe Hosking's ultra-dangerous new hobby. 

1. This is the only interview with James Shaw you need to watch 

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2. This is why you don't make friends with WorldTour pros 

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3. Discussing what it's like to be superhuman? 

4. Find someone who looks at you the way Alberto looks at his bike  

5. Riding in North Wales be like... 

6. Ellen Noble looks back fondly on taking out Marianne Vos mid-race 

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7. There must be a name for the phenomenon of taking up rollerskating in your 30s? 

8. The Ashes teams are looking a bit ropey this year 

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9. Intermarché stepping up their meme game? We approve 

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10. Speed clearly runs in the Dowsett family 

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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.