Tweets of the week: Mark Cavendish has a run-in with police dogs

The Brit was sniffed out at the UAE Tour, and reacted as all of us would

Mark Cavendish at the UAE Tour holding his bike
(Image credit: Getty Images)

It's a sunny morning in Dubai, and Mark Cavendish is minding his own business at the start of stage four of the UAE Tour

The former world champion is used to a lot of attention at sign-on. Typically, there’s a bustle of fans, many holding British flags, swarming for autographs and selfies. Outside the Dubai Police Officer’s Club, though, Cavendish’s clientele is different. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.