Tweets of the week: Tour de France special, featuring Lance Armstrong and the Küng-Rolland rivalry

Here are our favourite tweets from the opening week of the Tour de France 2021

The Tour de France 2021 is well underway and the riders have been giving it everything during the opening week.

But luckily for us there has still be plenty of time for the riders to tweet some insights into their lives. 

We've been scouring the internet to bring you a selection of the best tweets and Instagram posts over the last week: 

1. Phil Gaimon blowing my mind with dog facts 

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2.  Pierre Rolland challenged Stefan Küng to catch him in the TT. He did it...easily

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3. 50 Cent weighing in on the 'Opi-Omi' controversy - not what I expected 

4. When you're inspired by the Euros

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5. This is probably more terrifying than it should be 

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6. Sadly Jacopo Jr. isn't on the way

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7. Marc Hirschi about to drop the hottest album of 2021

8. Thomas De Gendt has seen the future and he's probably correct

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9. Steven Kruijswijk's parenting style is...unorthodox

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10. Küng has a target on his back after the Swiss beat France in the Euros

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We'll be back in seven days with more tweets of the week. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.