Tweets of the week: Special guests at the Giro, Carthy does a wizard impression and Cavendish gets a new sprint train

Taking a look through the best of cycling social media in the last week

Tweets of the week
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The Giro d’Italia is up and running and it’s been a rollercoaster of a first week.

Remco Evenepoel, Geraint Thomas and the rest of the peloton have been subject to some horrendous weather, so it’s no wonder that Andreas Leknessund got stuck into a celebratory pizza that was put in front of him when he pulled on the pink jersey.

While Leknessund was enjoying pizza, it looks like the World Champion prefers a whole egg as a snack while he’s out on the road, the prop of an ongoing joke within the peloton. 

Elsewhere Mark Cavendish has been racing his first Grand Tour for Astana-Qazaqstan. Based on what we’ve seen, it looks like his new squad have brought in a monstrous lead out train to set the Manxman up for that 35th Tour de France stage win this July.

Meanwhile away from the Corsa Rosa, Annemiek van Vleuten has been seen visiting the hallowed turf of the Johan Cruyff arena…. Late change of profession, Annemiek?

Did you know that before turning to two wheels, Van Vleuten was actually a footballer? The Dutch cycling superstar is an FC Twente fan, though, not an Ajax diehard. 

1. After Jan Tratnik is forced out for Jumbo, could we have seen super Jonas to the rescue at the Giro?

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2. Leknessund gets stuck into a Margherita. Fortunately, for the locals, without pineapple

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3. If Van Vleuten signed for Ajax, we reckon she'd be capable of a long-range wonder goal or two on that famous pitch

4. Throwback Thursday on erm Friday?! 

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5. An egg-cellent joke was played on Remco

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6. Marlen Reusser celebrates some strong teamwork 

7. Hugh Carthy as a wizard anyone? 

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8. Remco gets a special visitor on the road at the Giro 

9. EF Education-EasyPost always look to disrupt the norm. Not sure about the odd socks, though

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10. Cav's new leadout train will surely bring that record-breaking Tour win this year

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10. Looks like it's all fun and games on the Trek-Segafredo bus

11. Nice bit of positivity from Jan here... 

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12.  If Derek Zoolander rocked up at the Corsa Rosa

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13. Taking bike throws to the extreme here, Mark

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14. Teams these days are always looking for the next big thing, but combine Van Aert with Roglič and you've suddenly got a very special bike rider

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15. The face of a man who is absolutely loving the Giro d'Italia

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Tom Thewlis
News and Features Writer

Tom is a News and Features Writer at Cycling Weekly, and previously worked in communications at Oxford Brookes University. Alongside his day job, prior to starting with the team, he wrote a variety of different pieces as a contributor to a cycling website, Casquettes and Bidons, which included interviews with up and coming British riders.