Tweets of the year 2020: Quarantine, the toilet paper challenge and Alaphilippe dancing

Some of the best Tweets and Instagram posts from this crazy shaken up year

This year has been absolutely bizarre, for obvious reasons. The global pandemic has dominated the news since February and that doesn't look like it'll change any time soon, but we have had some good from it with some fantastic twittering and instagramming in the world of cycling.

From quarantining life in the UAE to world champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), dancing around his house in a rabbit onesie, we have put together some of the very best from the cycling side of social media.

1. Your perfect Covid training programme with Nathan Haas

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2. Gregor Mühlberger is how everyone feels in 2020

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3. Who can forget the Tour de Quarantine? Edge of your seat stuff

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4. Just GVA going back to his footballing roots with the toilet paper challenge... I'm yet to pass one

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5. Yeah, we don't know either... Maybe this was Arnaud Démare's secret to winning so much this year

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6. Just the current world champion dancing in a rabbit onesie.

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7. It was very good of Nairo to spare to pro peloton

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8. Fair to say Tony was taking his protection above and beyond

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9. I wonder if anyone was brave enough to say "you haven't earned it"

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10. Some crazy stuff to get that design

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11. What Muppet put this together?

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12. Slovenia just turning up to the Grand Tours with that double lightsaber

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13. Rumour has it, he's still finding spines in him now

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14. The hotel gym where nearly all of the UAE Tour was quarantined still hasn't recovered

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15. Part of me is disappointed we didn't get this

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16. If you didn't know what they were trying to say it'd be impossible to guess

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17. Peter Sagan puts in a bid for one of the first rockets to Mars

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18. One of the most epic ads for a bike race ever

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19. Truth

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20. Back when Corona was just some beer and a bit of lime

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Hi, I'm one of Cycling Weekly's content writers for the web team responsible for writing stories on racing, tech, updating evergreen pages as well as the weekly email newsletter. Proud Yorkshireman from the UK's answer to Flanders, Calderdale, go check out the cobbled climbs!


I started watching cycling back in 2010, before all the hype around London 2012 and Bradley Wiggins at the Tour de France. In fact, it was Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck's battle in the fog up the Tourmalet on stage 17 of the Tour de France.


It took me a few more years to get into the journalism side of things, but I had a good idea I wanted to get into cycling journalism by the end of year nine at school and started doing voluntary work soon after. This got me a chance to go to the London Six Days, Tour de Yorkshire and the Tour of Britain to name a few before eventually joining Eurosport's online team while I was at uni, where I studied journalism. Eurosport gave me the opportunity to work at the world championships in Harrogate back in the awful weather.


After various bar jobs, I managed to get my way into Cycling Weekly in late February of 2020 where I mostly write about racing and everything around that as it's what I specialise in but don't be surprised to see my name on other news stories.


When not writing stories for the site, I don't really switch off my cycling side as I watch every race that is televised as well as being a rider myself and a regular user of the game Pro Cycling Manager. Maybe too regular.


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