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Tour de France: Gallery from the second rest day

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The Tinkoff-Saxo riders and staff pose for a photo during the second rest day.

The Tinkoff-Saxo riders and staff pose for a photo during the second rest day. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Contador departs for a rest day roll.

Alberto Contador departs for a rest day roll. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Dave Brailsford addresses the media.

Dave Brailsford addresses the media. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Tim Kerrison (Team Sky)

Tim Kerrison (Team Sky) (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Sagan and Contador

Sagan and Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Tinkoff-Saxo riders and staff.

Tinkoff-Saxo riders and staff. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo Nibali signs an autograph.

Vincenzo Nibali signs an autograph. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan.

Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Lotto Soudal ride on the rest day.

Lotto Soudal ride on the rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Contador signs autographs.

Alberto Contador signs autographs. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Oleg Tinkov joined his team on the ride.

Oleg Tinkov joined his team on the ride. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Oleg Tinkov clowns during the press conference.

Oleg Tinkov clowns during the press conference. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Crowds gather at the Tinkoff-Saxo press conference.

Crowds gather at the Tinkoff-Saxo press conference. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Jakob Fuglsang signed an extension with Astana.

Jakob Fuglsang signed an extension with Astana. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Conatdor greets his fans.

Alberto Conatdor greets his fans. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Oleg Tinkov

Oleg Tinkov (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo Nibali.

Vincenzo Nibali. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Tinkoff-Saxo are surrounded by media and fans.

Tinkoff-Saxo are surrounded by media and fans. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo Nibali talks with the press.

Vincenzo Nibali talks with the press. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome

Chris Froome (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Media crowd into the Team Sky press conference.

Media crowd into the Team Sky press conference. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Nairo Quintana sits down for an interview.

Nairo Quintana sits down for an interview.
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A fan captures an image of Nairo Quintana.

A fan captures an image of Nairo Quintana.
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A fan waits for Nairo Quintana.

A fan waits for Nairo Quintana.
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Movistar mechanics catch up on fine tuning the team's machines.

Movistar mechanics catch up on fine tuning the team's machines.
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Movistar mechanics catch up on fine tuning the team's machines.

Movistar mechanics catch up on fine tuning the team's machines.
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The power center of Nairo Quintana's bike.

The power center of Nairo Quintana's bike.
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A part of the bike of Colombia's Nairo Quintana, the best young's white jersey, is pictured at his hotel during a rest day

A part of the bike of Colombia's Nairo Quintana, the best young's white jersey, is pictured at his hotel during a rest day
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There are no rest days for team mechanics

There are no rest days for team mechanics (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo Nibali.

Vincenzo Nibali. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Dmitriy Fofonov and Alexander Vinokurov (Astana)

Dmitriy Fofonov and Alexander Vinokurov (Astana) (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome addresses the media.

Chris Froome addresses the media. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Peter Sagan looks relaxed on the rest day.

Peter Sagan looks relaxed on the rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome addresses the media.

Chris Froome addresses the media. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome

Chris Froome (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alexander Shefer

Alexander Shefer (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Tinkoff-Saxo rolling along during the rest day.

Tinkoff-Saxo rolling along during the rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Stephen Cummings and MTN-Qhubeka got in a short ride.

Stephen Cummings and MTN-Qhubeka got in a short ride. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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The crowd around Tinkoff-Saxo.

The crowd around Tinkoff-Saxo. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Children dressed with Brittany traditional costumes wait for Spain's Movistar cycling team's water bottles, at the team hotel during a rest day as part of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France.

Children dressed with Brittany traditional costumes wait for Spain's Movistar cycling team's water bottles, at the team hotel during a rest day as part of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France.
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Peter Sagn

Peter Sagn (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome (Team Sky) during his press conference

Chris Froome (Team Sky) during his press conference
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Alberto Contador (Tinkoff - Saxo) meets his fan

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff - Saxo) meets his fan
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Nairo Quintana (Team Movistar)

Nairo Quintana (Team Movistar)
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Alejandro Valverde (Team Movistar)

Alejandro Valverde (Team Movistar)
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Crowds gather around Tinkoff-Saxo during the second rest day.

Crowds gather around Tinkoff-Saxo during the second rest day. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador

Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Oleg Tinkov

Oleg Tinkov (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Crowds gather around Tinkoff-Saxo during the second rest day.

Crowds gather around Tinkoff-Saxo during the second rest day. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana meet the press

Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana meet the press
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Nairo Quintana enters his press conference

Nairo Quintana enters his press conference
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Alberto Contador's Specialized race bike at the Tour de France

Alberto Contador's Specialized race bike at the Tour de France
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Chris Froome (Team Sky)

Chris Froome (Team Sky)
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Team Sky on the second rest day at the Tour de France

Team Sky on the second rest day at the Tour de France
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Team Sky before their press conference

Team Sky before their press conference
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Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo)

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo)
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Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo)

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo)
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Tinkoff Saxo riders show their support for Ivan Basso

Tinkoff Saxo riders show their support for Ivan Basso
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Peter Sagan (Tinkov Saxo)

Peter Sagan (Tinkov Saxo)
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Oleg Tinkov on the Tour de France rest day

Oleg Tinkov on the Tour de France rest day
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A Tinkoff Saxo mechanic works on the rest day at the Tour de France

A Tinkoff Saxo mechanic works on the rest day at the Tour de France
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Rafal Majka

Rafal Majka (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Rafal Majka on the second rest day.

Rafal Majka on the second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome interacts with fans at the Team Sky bus.

Chris Froome interacts with fans at the Team Sky bus. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome interacts with fans at the Team Sky bus.

Chris Froome interacts with fans at the Team Sky bus. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Tinkoff-Saxo

Tinkoff-Saxo (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Steven de Jongh (Tinkoff - Saxo)

Steven de Jongh (Tinkoff - Saxo) (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Crowds gather around Tinkoff-Saxo during the second rest day.

Crowds gather around Tinkoff-Saxo during the second rest day. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Crowds gather around Tinkoff-Saxo during the second rest day.

Crowds gather around Tinkoff-Saxo during the second rest day. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Oleg Tinkov speaks during the Tinkoff-Saxo press conference.

Oleg Tinkov speaks during the Tinkoff-Saxo press conference. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Rafal Majka

Rafal Majka (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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(Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Sagan, Tinkov and Contador

Sagan, Tinkov and Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)

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.