Tour de France: Gallery from the second rest day

Teams relax, ride and meet the press while Alps loom in third week

Although there is no racing during the days off at the Tour de France, the rest days are hardly about lounging around the hotel pool. The day usually starts with press conferences and public relations appearances before the teams head out for a short ride to ensure the legs stay open.

Tinkoff-Saxo had a press conference outside of their hotel, which lacked air conditioning and was uncomfortably toasty, and as to be expected, team owner Oleg Tinkov stole the show. Team Sky, Movistar, Etixx-QuickStep and BMC also held court with the press and fans before putting in a few miles. 

Check out the photo gallery above for a look at what the teams and riders were up to on Tuesday, the 2015 Tour's second rest day before starting a difficult third week in the Alps. 

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