Tour de France on Twitter: Riders get ready for opening stage

Race numbers, last minute bike checks, good luck wishes... Tour de France riders take to social media on the opening day of the 2016 Tour de France

Riders taking part in the 2016 Tours de France have been taking to social media on Saturday morning prior to the race start in Mont-Saint-Michel to show the world they are ready for the big race.

It's now tradition for riders to tweet a photo of their race number before the opening stage, and riders did not disappoint with a flurry of pictures of race numbers in various stages of being pinned onto jerseys.

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