The 170 riders left in the Tour de France enjoyed the first rest day of this year?s race in Bordeaux on Monday before getting ready to face the climbs of the Pyrenees.

The riders flew from Lorient to Bordeaux on Sunday night in time to Italy win the World Cup and then after an extra couple of hours in bed most went training for a couple of hours to keep their legs turning.

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