Tour Tweets of the Week : Photography Special!

Tour de France 2021 just gets crazier and more chaotic as the stages go on. Looking through all the great photographs and videos that have been coming through the twitterstream (and insta!), I decided that this particular Tweets of the Week will be photography based. Some absolutely stunning shots in here – the pain, the joy, the tears, the confusion … Enjoy!

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VeloVoices Podcast 177: Billy’s On The Back Foot Now

The 2021 Tour de France has started off equal parts bonkers and chaotic. And if you’re expecting us to make any sense of it, we’re going to disappoint you. Kathi, Midge, Luke, Issie and Euan revel in the madness, ignore the fact the race is over before it’s started and find all the joys.

  • We’ve loved Mathieu van der Poel‘s time in the yellow jersey
  • We’ve loved the stages that are truly indescribable
  • Mark Cavendish gets our love because he’s so happy and he cries a lot
  • And Pogacar the Toddler looks like he has it all on lock down

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Tour de France Tweets of the Week 2021: Stage stars, crash chaos and fervent fans

Tour de France 2021: Stage 3 – Merlier debuts victorious in a crash-marred stage

Tour de France 2021: Stage 4 – Mark Cavendish turns back time

Tour de France 2021: Stage 5 – Pogacar takes the stage, but MvdP hangs on to yellow

Tour de France 2021: Stage 6 – The Manx Missile soars again in Chateauroux

Tour de France 2021: Stage 7 – Mohoric’s magnificent victory on a day the Tour went BONKERS

Tour de France 2021: Stage 8 – Dylan Teuns stays clear of Pogacar’s dream crusher to take the stage

Tour de France 2021: Stage 9 – Ben O’Connor solos to a heartwarming victory, Pog keeps yellow

 

Tour de France 2021: Stage 8 – Dylan Teuns stays clear of Pogacar’s dream crusher to take the stage

A week of incredibly exciting stages and I get this one. Stage 8 of Tour de France 2021 was the stage where the other GC teams were supposed to skewer UAE and leave Tadej Pogacar isolated and vulnerable. It was the stage where Wout Van Aert was supposed to play a blinder and take yellow. It was the stage where Richard Carapaz was supposed to put himself in the GC equivalent of the cat-bird seat. None of that happened. Bahrain-Victorious’s Dylan Teuns pulled off an emotional solo victory (which we loved), while the top of the GC now looks unassailable as Pogacar put every other rider into his dream crusher (which we didn’t love that much) and is now at the top of the heap in yellow.
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