[Tweets of the week: GC Kuss rumbles on as Shimano stars in The Simpsons
It has been nearly a week since Sepp Kuss was crowned Vuelta a España champion in Madrid but GC Kuss mania has shown no sign of relenting, and looks set to rumble on across the internet for another few weeks at least.
With the way things have played out, it’s hard to think of a recent Grand Tour champion who has been more popular than the 29-year-old from Durango, Colorado.
The outcry that there would have been across social media if Kuss had been prevented from winning the Spanish Grand Tour by either Jonas Vingegaard or Primož Roglič, his Jumbo-Visma teammates, is simply incomprehensible so fortunately, the American was given the nod to lead the team into Madrid clad in the Vuelta’s red jersey.
The memes and GIFs that the GC Kuss phenomenon has continued to generate has been simply staggering and impossible to keep up with unless you spend every waking hour on X/Twitter.
We’ve done our best to collate the best post-Vuelta ones for you in this week’s edition of Tweets of the Week so you don’t have to go searching for them.
It also looks like social media saw the funny side of Shimano having to recall 760,000 cranks in the US.
Without further ado, here’s the best by way of X/twitter and Instagram content from the past seven days.
1. Did Primoz and Jonas win the Giro and Tour? Or was it reallyyyyy GC Kuss?
🇪🇸 #LaVuelta23A picture is worth more than a thousand words. 💛❤️#𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 pic.twitter.com/M9bxZLWJESSeptember 17, 2023