Tweets of the week: Mark Cavendish takes mid-race selfie with fan

It was photo time at the Tour Colombia in another wild week on social media

Mark Cavendish with fans at the Tour Colombia 2024
(Image credit: Getty Images)

One of the best (and sometimes worst) things about cycling is how close the spectators can get to the riders. 

At a bike race, everyone gets courtside seats. Fans can see the grimaces on their heroes’ faces, the beads of sweat cascading down their brows. They can also, apparently, nab a selfie mid-ride. 

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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.