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At the Vuelta a Espana with BMC Racing - Gallery

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Dylan Teuns, Joey Roskopf and Rohan Dennis discuss their time trial recon.

Dylan Teuns, Joey Roskopf and Rohan Dennis discuss their time trial recon.
(Image credit: Chris Auld)
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Nicolas Roche on the BMC bus ahead of stage 15.

Nicolas Roche on the BMC bus ahead of stage 15.
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Rohan Dennis and Richie Porte on the second rest day of the Vuelta a Espana.

Rohan Dennis and Richie Porte on the second rest day of the Vuelta a Espana.
(Image credit: Chris Auld)
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Brent Bookwalter and Joey Roskopf on the coffee stop after the time trial recon.

Brent Bookwalter and Joey Roskopf on the coffee stop after the time trial recon.
(Image credit: Chris Auld)
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Rohan Dennis and Daniel Green discuss the time trial route over coffee.

Rohan Dennis and Daniel Green discuss the time trial route over coffee.
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Dylan Teuns on the rest day coffee stop.

Dylan Teuns on the rest day coffee stop.
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Francisco Ventoso takes a short cut.

Francisco Ventoso takes a short cut.
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Francisco Ventoso on the massage table.

Francisco Ventoso on the massage table.
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Auxi Martin performs post-stage massage.

Auxi Martin performs post-stage massage.
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Joey Roskopf.

Joey Roskopf.
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Richie Porte poses for photos with fans.

Richie Porte poses for photos with fans.
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Rohan Dennis and Francisco Ventoso sample the Torrelavega time trial course.

Rohan Dennis and Francisco Ventoso sample the Torrelavega time trial course.
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Francisco Ventoso at the team briefing on stage 15

Francisco Ventoso at the team briefing on stage 15
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Joey Roskopf in the team briefing on stage 15.

Joey Roskopf in the team briefing on stage 15.
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Jackson Stewart takes the morning meeting for BMC.

Jackson Stewart takes the morning meeting for BMC.
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The briefing notes for stage 16.

The briefing notes for stage 16.
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Francisco Ventoso consults the road book.

Francisco Ventoso consults the road book.
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Team briefing on the BMC bus.

Team briefing on the BMC bus.
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Dylan Teuns on the team bus after stage 15.

Dylan Teuns on the team bus after stage 15.
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Alessandro De Marchi at the BMC team meeting.

Alessandro De Marchi at the BMC team meeting.
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BMC directeur sportif Klaas Lodewyck waits for riders on the rest day at the Vuelta a Espana.

BMC directeur sportif Klaas Lodewyck waits for riders on the rest day at the Vuelta a Espana.
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Richie Porte, Francisco Ventoso and Rohan Dennis, wait at traffic lights during stage 16 course recon.

Richie Porte, Francisco Ventoso and Rohan Dennis, wait at traffic lights during stage 16 course recon.
(Image credit: Chris Auld)

The BMC Racing riders enjoyed the second rest day of the Vuelta a España on Monday, recovering from a gruelling week of racing that concluded with three consecutive mountain stages.

Richie Porte has struggled to compete for the general classification and so the team targeted stage victories in the second week, with Porte, Nicolas Roche, Alessandro De Marchi, Brent Bookwalter and Dylan Teuns all going on the attack and often prominent in breakaways.

De Marchi produced a huge ride to win stage 11 to Ribeira Sacra Luintra after attacking with Roche and other riders in the finale. The Italian has suffered a series of setbacks in the last 18 months but showed his ability with a strong solo attack in the rolling hills to the finish. It was his third stage victory at the Vuelta after similar success in 2014 and 2015. His performances are likely to secure him a role in the Italian team for the upcoming World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria.

In the third week of the Vuelta a España Rohan Dennis will target Tuesday’s 32km time trial stage to Torrelavega, while the other riders will continue to look for daily success.

Photographer Chris Auld has been following the Vuelta a España since the start in Málaga, and you can scroll through the gallery above of his behind-the-scenes shots from BMC Racing’s second rest day.

This latest photo gallery captures the BMC Racing riders enjoying the second rest day in the Cantabria region of northern Spain.

They went for a recovery and time trial recon ride, which included a coffee stop, with Dennis paying particular attention to the details of the time trial course. The afternoon was dedicated to an extra long massage to help recovery, some personal time and naps.

Click here to see the photo gallery from the first rest day.