Tweets of the year: Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, Egan Bernal, and more

Another year closer to death, another year spent endlessly doom-scrolling instead of doing something with your life

Egan Bernal and Bradley Wiggins
(Image credit: Twitter)

Another year, another 12 months of scrolling social media, getting stressed, angry, and only on the very, very, occasional occasion did it actually make you laugh.

Future generations will probably see social media as our asbestos, rotting us from the inside. Nice!

The only difference is we know it's bad for us, yet we just. can't. stop. looking. Can we?

Therefore, of each weekly instalment of tweets of the week we've compiled in 2021, here's the crème de la crème of the stretches of code combined in such a manner as to evoke a 'huh, yeah that's pretty good' in between us sitting, waiting there patiently  online for the inevitable societal and environmental collapse that we feel powerless to stop. Happy holidays!

1. The only ship that doesn't sink? Friendship

See more

2. Ah, I remember that time Mark Cavendish posted a video so freaky I thought I was so high I might die

A post shared by Mark Cavendish (@markcavendish) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

3. You might be expecting that video of Quintana dressed as a lizard but the Izagirre boys walked so Nairo could run

See more

4. Nothing better than the time when Bradley Wiggins started cosplaying as someone who'd rob you for a quid outside an off-licence

A post shared by Sir Wiggo (@bradwiggins) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

5. Rigoberto Urán then tried something similar with his baby and everyone got mad and he had to do another video apologising while sitting in a hot tub. That's 2021 people!

See more

6. In 2024, after four straight wins, Tadej Pogačar will ride the Tour de France on a unicycle and still take the yellow jersey to make it five-in-a-row

See more

7. Sometimes when I'm sad I just think about this tweet

See more

8. Mark Cavendish went from a tantrum with his mechanic to this in a couple of days an you wanna talk about range?

A post shared by Alex Dowsett (@alexdowsett) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

9. Why do I get the feeling Wout van Aert has a lowkey 10/10 sense of humour?

See more

10. Don't know what's to be done about people who sleep with their eyes open but something needs to be done asap

See more

11. Soon Chris Froome will have more cases of mistaken identity than Tour de France victories

See more

12. My dream wedding setting?

See more

13. Happy new year to everyone but especially to the person living rent free in Patrick Lefevere's head by making a fake Instagram account pretending to be him

A post shared by Patrick Lefevere (@patricklefevere) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

We'll be back in the new year with even more tweets, wasting our precious, finite time on this planet burning our retinas instead of getting out there and living life. You know what I mean, man?

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.


Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and 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.