With 16 days of racing in their legs already, it’s understandable that the riders at the Tour de France are a little bit tired.

Luckily for them, the second rest day is upon us and after a quick spin on the bike to keep their legs fresh, most riders are taking relaxing to the extreme in Gap.

They’ve not been taking a day off from social media, though, so here’s a look at some of the best tweets from the riders.

1. Andre Greipel is so tired that he’s started talking to fish. Why this fish is in a pint glass is currently unknown, but hopefully Greipel didn’t go on to drink it.

2. Mark Cavendish made the most of his bed…

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3. ….as did his teammate Rigoberto Uran.

4. …and FDJ’s Jeremy Roy. I see a trend emerging.

5. Trek Factory Racing‘s Bauke Mollema was more awake than those three, but still planned to spend all day in his bed.

6. LottoNL-Jumbo’s Sep Vanmarcke was well and truly cooked after a challenging stage 16, as recorded by teammate Bram Tankink.

7. At the last rest day Tinkoff-Saxo rider Ivan Basso left the Tour for treatment on testicular cancer. This week the whole team were wearing #ForzaIvan tee-shirts.

8. A day after cracking his head on a lamppost in a crash on stage 16, Geraint Thomas still thought he was Chris Froome.

9. Just because it’s a rest day, doesn’t mean the teams don’t ride their bikes. Team Sky went out for a little jaunt in the morning and it looked rather pleasant.

10. Tinkoff-Saxo also went out for a spin, with Mick Rogers and Michael Valgren stopping off at McDonalds for a bit of comfort food.

 Cycling Weekly rode up La Toussuire

  • Derek Biggerstaff

    A “great champ”?? Has he won anything post EPO?

  • blemcooper

    Who does Mick Rogers think he is, Chris Horner? (he of milkshakes and cheeseburgers, at least before he got really serious about achieving results in Europe)