Tweets of the week: Tour of Britain special featuring Alex Dowsett, Wout van Aert, and Swan facts

As the major British stage race heats up, riders have offered their insights into the peloton

Wout van Aert and Ethan Hayter at the Tour of Britain
Wout van Aert and Ethan Hayter at the Tour of Britain
(Image credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The 2021 Tour of Britain is well underway, and as always the race is providing plenty of drama and a few laughs along the way.

Looking at the the lighter side of the cycling world, we've once agains delved into the depths of social media to bring you a selection of our favourite tweets. 

In this week's edition of Tweets of the Week, we bring you plenty of insight into riding the Tour of Britain, featuring Wout van Aert, Chris Hoy, and Alex Dowsett.

1. When your aim is a little bit too good in the breakaway 

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2. Celebrating with the fans on the Great Orme 

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3. That must be uncomfortable on the saddle Chris 

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4. Looks like Mark Cavendish contract negotiations are still ongoing 

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5. Parenting comes before bike racing for Dowsett 

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6. The greatest joy in the Tour of Britain? Watching the peloton pass your local Spar 

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7. A (friendly) war of words has broken about between Van Aert and Hayter, two stars of the future 

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8. Introducing US fans to British culture, including the swans 

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9. What more motivation do you need when racing your home tour 

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10. The Wales v Belarus football match is causing rifts 

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

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