Tweets of the week: Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome, Bauke Mollema and more

The best social media posts from across the cycling world this week

Chris Froome/Geraint Thomas (Twitter)

The big news story this week was the announcement of the 2020 Tour de France. Memories of this year's exhilarating edition were played out in an auditorium in Paris with the likes of Chris Froome and Egan Bernal in the audience, already preparing for the mental game of four-dimensional chess that will ensue at the 2020 Tour when both jostle for leadership while telling everyone who will listen that they're both working for the good of the team.

Dreaming of next year's Tour will go some way to keeping us sane during the winter months. So will 'tweets of the week', maybe, so here is this week's offering. And remember, it's only 253 days until the riders will take to the start line in Nice to compete for the next yellow jersey...

1. Geraint Thomas probably wasn't the only person trying this out, but probably was the only Tour de France winner to do so.

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2. Toms Skujiņš providing cold, hard logic, something everyone's Twitter timeline desperately needs in this day and age.

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3. Who could have guessed that the exceedingly wholesome Bauke Mollema would have an even more exceedingly wholesome family.

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4. Err...Chris, have you not seen the route profile of stage 20...

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5. ...because Egan Bernal has.

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6. How many years until the Vuelta de France becomes an actual thing as the UCI doubles down once more on novelty and just combines two Grand Tours into one?

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7. If five of the top professional cyclists in the world were only allocated the second row at the Tour de France route presentation, who on Earth was supposed to be in the front row?!

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8. After another season entertaining fans with witty social media posts, Alex Dowsett will be tweeting using only symbols for the remainder of the off-season.

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9. Concrete proof that being a parent is harder than being a pro cyclist.

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10. A kilometre more than most, the mornings are already too cold and dark 😴

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We’ll be back in seven days’ time for more of the best from social media across the cycling world.

Jonny Long

Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races. I'm 6'0", 26 years old, have a strong hairline and have an adequate amount of savings for someone my age. I'm very single at the minute so if you know anyone, hit me up.


Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab, reporting about students evacuating their bowels on nightclub dancefloors and consecrating their love on lecture hall floors. I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).


I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.