Tweets of the week: Tour de France criterium season hits, stormy cycling, and a bike wedding

Also, how to have extra fun at a cyclo-cross race

Mark Cavendish, Jasper Philipsen and Tadej Pogačar on the podium of the Singapore Criterium
(Image credit: Getty Images)

We are so deep in the road cycling off-season that people start pretending that fake races are news and worth paying attention to. Sorry to the Tour de France Criteriums in Singapore and Saitama, but it is scraping the barrel to say that the events are in any way interesting and much more than marketing exercises.

Still, that does not stop them being a treasure trove for social media managers, as some of the stars of cycling gather to do fun things like race rickshaws or try their hardest to look liken they're putting effort into a pre-ordained race.

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