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Tour de France: Rest day 2 press conferences and coffee shop rides - Gallery

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Peter Sagan relaxes with his Tinkoff teammates during the Tour's second rest day.

Peter Sagan relaxes with his Tinkoff teammates during the Tour's second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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The rest day provides a chance to catch up on the latest Tour news.

The rest day provides a chance to catch up on the latest Tour news. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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There's also Ttime to make some repairs to the team bus.

There's also Ttime to make some repairs to the team bus. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabian Cancellara gets a massage during the 2016 Tour's second rest day.

Fabian Cancellara gets a massage during the 2016 Tour's second rest day. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabian Cancellara eats breakfast during the second rest day at the Tour de France.

Fabian Cancellara eats breakfast during the second rest day at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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No rest for the mechanics during the Tour's second rest day

No rest for the mechanics during the Tour's second rest day (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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'Look, Ma, no hands,' Chris Froome appears to say while riding with Team Sky during the Tour's second rest day.

'Look, Ma, no hands,' Chris Froome appears to say while riding with Team Sky during the Tour's second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Fausto PInarello, Chris Froome and Dave Brailsford announce an extension of the deal between Team Sky and Pinarello bikes.

Fausto PInarello, Chris Froome and Dave Brailsford announce an extension of the deal between Team Sky and Pinarello bikes. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Fabio Aru talks at the Astana press conference.

Fabio Aru talks at the Astana press conference. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Jakob Fuglsang gets ready to ride during the Tour's second rest day.

Jakob Fuglsang gets ready to ride during the Tour's second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome gets in a short ride during the Tour's second rest day.

Chris Froome gets in a short ride during the Tour's second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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An animated Dave Brailsford speaks with the press during the Tour's second rest day

An animated Dave Brailsford speaks with the press during the Tour's second rest day (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Mechanics fine tune the machines during the Tour's second rest day.

Mechanics fine tune the machines during the Tour's second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Paolo Slongo, Davide Cassani and Fabio Aru chat during the Tour's second rest day

Paolo Slongo, Davide Cassani and Fabio Aru chat during the Tour's second rest day (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Trek-Segafredo riders visit the US Embassy in Berne during the Tour's second rest day

Trek-Segafredo riders visit the US Embassy in Berne during the Tour's second rest day (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Popular Peter Sagan poses for photos with fans during the Tour's second rest day

Popular Peter Sagan poses for photos with fans during the Tour's second rest day (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Oleg is ready to ride with his Tinkoff team during the Tour's second rest day.

Oleg is ready to ride with his Tinkoff team during the Tour's second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff)

Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff) (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo Nibali gets ready to ride during the second rest day

Vincenzo Nibali gets ready to ride during the second rest day (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Oleg Tinkov and Peter Sagan chat during the Tour's second rest day

Oleg Tinkov and Peter Sagan chat during the Tour's second rest day (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome poses with his Pinarello during the Tour's second rest day.

Chris Froome poses with his Pinarello during the Tour's second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Team Sky get in a short ride during the Tours second rest day.

Team Sky get in a short ride during the Tours second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Astana's Diego Rosa relaxes during the Tour's second rest day

Astana's Diego Rosa relaxes during the Tour's second rest day (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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BMC's Greg Van Avermaet puts in some miles during the Tour's second rest day.

BMC's Greg Van Avermaet puts in some miles during the Tour's second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) in the saddle during the Tour's second rest day.

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) in the saddle during the Tour's second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Oleg Tinkov chats with the Tinkoff team during the Tour's second rest day.

Oleg Tinkov chats with the Tinkoff team during the Tour's second rest day. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Bauke Mollema speaks at the Trek-Segafredo press conference.

Bauke Mollema speaks at the Trek-Segafredo press conference. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Etixx-QuickStep train on the Tour's second rest day

Etixx-QuickStep train on the Tour's second rest day (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Etixx-QuickStep train on the Tour's second rest day

Etixx-QuickStep train on the Tour's second rest day (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Mikel landa gets ready to ride during the second rest day

Mikel landa gets ready to ride during the second rest day (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Ian Stannard admires an auto while riding during the second rest day

Ian Stannard admires an auto while riding during the second rest day (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team Sky riders get ready for a brief training ride on the second rest day of the Tour de France.

Team Sky riders get ready for a brief training ride on the second rest day of the Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team Sky's Geraint Thomas

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome poses for a photos during the second rest day at the Tour de France.

Chris Froome poses for a photos during the second rest day at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team Sky's press conference.

Team Sky's press conference. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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team Sky staff wash the bus during the second rest day at the Tour de France

team Sky staff wash the bus during the second rest day at the Tour de France
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Chris Froome poses for photos on the second rest day of the Tour de France.

Chris Froome poses for photos on the second rest day of the Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome leaves a press gathering on the second rest day at the Tour de France

Chris Froome leaves a press gathering on the second rest day at the Tour de France (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome answers questions from the press on the second rest day at the Tour de France.

Chris Froome answers questions from the press on the second rest day at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Bauke Mollema practices his super tuck.

Bauke Mollema practices his super tuck. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Some family time for Frank Schleck during the second rest day

Some family time for Frank Schleck during the second rest day (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Trek-Segafredo ride during the second rest day at the Tour de France.

Trek-Segafredo ride during the second rest day at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Bauke Mollema gets in some kilometres during the second rest day at the Tour de France.

Bauke Mollema gets in some kilometres during the second rest day at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Trek-Segafredo ride during the second rest day at the Tour de France.

Trek-Segafredo ride during the second rest day at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Trek-Segafredo ride during the second rest day at the Tour de France.

Trek-Segafredo ride during the second rest day at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Trek-Segafredo ride during the second rest day at the Tour de France.

Trek-Segafredo ride during the second rest day at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

The second rest day at the 2016 Tour de France provided the peloton and associated entourage with a brief respite from the daily stage race routine, but for top riders like Chris Froome it was a day of fulfilling Team Sky sponsor obligations and feeding the always carnivorous press.

World champion and three-stage winner Peter Sagan and his Tinkoff team had a nice coffee shop ride with team owner Oleg Tinkov, while Trek-Segafredo took a short post-breakfast spin that included a stop at the American Embassy in Berne.

The peloton faces four tough days in the Alps before the parade stage to the final sprint along the Champs-Elysees on Sunday, but the light is now visible at the end of the tunnel. This final rest day will help riders re-stoke the fires to get through.

Click or swipe through the photos above for a glimpse of some of the teams' rest-day activities.