Tour Tweets of the Week 2020 : Mod no more, masque d’or, Muppets amour

The first few days of the 2020 Tour de France and we already have some choice tweets. Mainly to do with Bradley Wiggins from Mod to Trucker. Brace yourself. We also have some new jerseys (well, they were new a few days ago), LouLou in yellow, flying mullets and the Muppets. So much to dig into!

When a Mod has an existential crisis

There’s a surprise every day at the Tour de France (some good, some bad), but perhaps the most surprising thing to happen on Eurosport was a trucker in a bricked-up studio explaining what we’re seeing on the TV. Oh, wait! That’s not a trucker – that’s Bradley Wiggins. What wasn’t a surprise was the fact that Tweeters rose to the challenge …

I think this might be my favourite, but there are so many good ones.

Masque d’Or

Back where he belongs – in yellow.

Meanwhile, there was another superstar in yellow – well, Jumbo yellow. Wout Van Aert didn’t collect the maillot jaune as many predicted, but he does have some serious game with bidon collection.

George Bennett also had a strong bidon game.

Bling goes back!

Breaking news on Sunday was that Michael Matthews left his Sunweb contract with a year to go.

Which brought on a discussion of other riders who left Sunweb early. Warren Barguil even got into the conversation.

What did YOU do in lockdown?

After Alexander Kristoff’s impressive win on a filthy day in Nice, pictures were uncovered that showed how he spent his time in lockdown. No wonder he powered through that spring.

Jerome Cousin – he of the solo flying mullet on stage 3 – kept himself busy during lockdown with a spot of gardening.

New jerseys!

Love the Bora jerseys!

Loved Aqua Blue‘s original jersey better, but the Ineos Aqua Blue jerseys are a step in the right direction.

And totally love the European Champs jersey, as worn by Giacomo Nizzolo.

A slightly disturbing fact about the Latvian champs jersey.


Unfortunately, I couldn’t flip these tweets, so if you haven’t seen these yet, play the Mitchelton Scott one FIRST, then check out GVA‘s response.

The last word

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