Tweets of the week: Tour de France lands in Bilbao, Lidl madness and a very young reporter

All eyes are on the Basque Country and the Tour, but that doesn't mean the social media grind stops

Ineos Grenadiers at the Tour de France team presentation, with social media posts on top
(Image credit: Getty Images)

In less than 24 hours time, the 176 riders of the 110th Tour de France will ride out of Bilbao to embark on the opening stage of the race. It really is crunch time, which means the tension is rising, but that does not mean there isn't time to post on social media. What else are you supposed to do the day before the biggest bike race of the year?

The team presentation always provides great fodder for content, with riders put out of their comfort zones in innovative new ways - last night it was making everyone wear Basque berets while some of them had to speak to an AI version of the Tour's mascot, Maxoo.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.