Tweets of the week: Bradley Wiggins, Tom Dumoulin, Mark Cavendish and more

The best tweets from around the world of cycling this week

The best tweets from around the world of cycling this week

‘Two angry Manxmen’ Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh team up for London Six Day

Isle of Man pair will combine to form a formidable duo at the London Six Day track event over October 24-29

Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh.

Isle of Man pair will combine to form a formidable duo at the London Six Day track event over October 24-29

Cavendish won’t race Norway worlds

Former world road race champion Mark Cavendish announced Thursday that he won’t be lining up with the British team to race 2017 worlds in Bergen, Norway, September 24.

He posted a statement explaining that the shoulder injury sustained during the Tour de France was still healing.

“I’m gutted to say I won’t be representing Great Britain this year at World Road Championships in Bergen, Norway,” the Dimension Data rider wrote. “It was a goal I’d set to try and win this year, on a course that suits me at my peak.”

Cavendish finished second at 2016 worlds in Doha, Qatar. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the title that day, his second consecutive rainbow jersey.

Longtime rivals in sprint finishes, Cavendish and Sagan tangled in the Tour’s stage 4 finish. The Brit broke his shoulder, and the race jury kicked Sagan out of the Tour for what it deemed to be unsafe sprinting.

Cavendish returned to racing on home soil in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain but was not himself, finishing well off the pace. He abandoned the eight-stage race on the final day.

Sagan, on the other hand, will be a top favorite for worlds having just won the Grand Prix de Quebec.

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Mark Cavendish back in action in trio of one-day races after missing out on World Championships

Dimension Data heads to Belgium and northern France for three consecutive one-day races

Mark Cavendish at the 2017 Tour of Britain

After abandoning the final stage of the Tour of Britain on Sunday, Mark Cavendish will be back in action at three races in Belgium and France this weekend.

Watch: Mark Cavendish makes one young fan’s day at the Tour of Britain

Manxman Mark Cavendish’s encounter with a young fan is captured on film at the stage of tour of Britain stage four

Mark Cavendish, Tour of Britain 2017, stage four

Manxman Mark Cavendish’s encounter with a young fan is captured on film at the stage of tour of Britain stage four