And, breathe. After the mayhem of the Tour de France and the Tour de France Femmes , then the endless super-World Championships , we all needed a week off. It’s silly season, come on! We need to do more talking about *checks notes* how important Max Walscheid to Jayco-AlUla is. However, the world of cycling never stops, not really.
This week we had the bleak news that former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman received a four-year doping ban for his role in ordering banned substances to the governing body’s HQ in 2011, and that German cyclist Michel Hessmann has been provisionally suspended by his team, Jumbo-Visma , after he returned a positive anti-doping test result.
Tweets of the Week, then, is here to cheer you up and remind you that cycling is really, really silly a lot of the time, and not always dark and serious. Good for you if you’re broadly ignoring the Tour of Denmark, Vuelta a Burgos and the Arctic Race of Norway – it’s AUGUST for goodness sake, go outside and enjoy the sun rain.
In this edition, we have riders wheelie-ing at the World Championships, Lotte Kopecky on a slightly older bike than she could be, the Ineos Grenadiers looking thrilled about a mid-table French football team, and Primož Roglič getting the taste of Jumbo-Visma medicine.
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