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Tour de France: Rest day one - Gallery

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A fan gets a selfie with Chris Froome

A fan gets a selfie with Chris Froome
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Job done. AG2R-La Mondiale's Romain Bardet after the successful rest day press conference

Job done. AG2R-La Mondiale's Romain Bardet after the successful rest day press conference
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Movistar boss Eusebio Unzué

Movistar boss Eusebio Unzué
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A smile from Nairo Quintana

A smile from Nairo Quintana
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Jakob Fuglsang, fifth, and Fabio Aru, second, are well placed for Astana at the first rest day

Jakob Fuglsang, fifth, and Fabio Aru, second, are well placed for Astana at the first rest day
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Fabio Aru taking in the press conference

Fabio Aru taking in the press conference
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A face of concentration from Fabio Aru who currently sits second on GC

A face of concentration from Fabio Aru who currently sits second on GC
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Fabio Aru talked at length during the Astana press conference

Fabio Aru talked at length during the Astana press conference
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Jakob Fuglsang answering questions

Jakob Fuglsang answering questions
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Astana's Jakob Fuglsang

Astana's Jakob Fuglsang
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The Trek-Sagafredo mechanics were kept busy during the rest day

The Trek-Sagafredo mechanics were kept busy during the rest day
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Koen de Kort also went for the al fresco opption

Koen de Kort also went for the al fresco opption
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Bauke Mollema opted for the outdoor press conference

Bauke Mollema opted for the outdoor press conference
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Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) with long time press officer Jacinto Vidarte during the press conference

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) with long time press officer Jacinto Vidarte during the press conference
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Alberto Contador during the Tour de France rest day 1 press conference

Alberto Contador during the Tour de France rest day 1 press conference
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Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) at the press conference

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) at the press conference
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Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)
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John Degenkolb during the Trek-Segafredo press conference

John Degenkolb during the Trek-Segafredo press conference
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Movistar boss Eusebio Unzué with Nairo Quintana

Movistar boss Eusebio Unzué with Nairo Quintana
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Nairo Quintana sits back as teammate Adriano Malori announces his retirement

Nairo Quintana sits back as teammate Adriano Malori announces his retirement
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Plenty of attention for AG2R-La Mondiale's Romain Bardet during the rest day 1 press conference

Plenty of attention for AG2R-La Mondiale's Romain Bardet during the rest day 1 press conference
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AG2R-La Mondiale's Romain Bardet is ready for the press conference

AG2R-La Mondiale's Romain Bardet is ready for the press conference
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A smiling Luke Rowe with Sky teammate Chris Froome

A smiling Luke Rowe with Sky teammate Chris Froome
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Chris Froome and Luke Rowe chatting

Chris Froome and Luke Rowe chatting
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Chris Froome and Luke Rowe leading the Team Sky rest day ride

Chris Froome and Luke Rowe leading the Team Sky rest day ride
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Chris Froome handing out the Castelli goodies

Chris Froome handing out the Castelli goodies
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Time for a mid-ride change

Time for a mid-ride change
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Chris Froome and Luke Rowe lead the ride

Chris Froome and Luke Rowe lead the ride
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Chris Froome checks he hasn't dropped his teammates

Chris Froome checks he hasn't dropped his teammates
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Chris Froome leading the Team Sky training ride

Chris Froome leading the Team Sky training ride
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No rest day for the Movistar mechanics

No rest day for the Movistar mechanics
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The Movistar mechanics wash down the team cars and bikes

The Movistar mechanics wash down the team cars and bikes
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The Movistar TDF team with Adriano Malori after he announced his retirement at 29

The Movistar TDF team with Adriano Malori after he announced his retirement at 29
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Adriano Malori, 29, announced he is retiring from pro cycling

Adriano Malori, 29, announced he is retiring from pro cycling
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Adriano Malori announcing his retirement at the Movistar press conference

Adriano Malori announcing his retirement at the Movistar press conference
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John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) answering questions

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) answering questions
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After a gruelling long transfer from Chambery to Périgueux and a short flight for the 181-rider strong peloton, the Tour de France entourage enjoyed its first rest day of 2017 with press conferences and coffee rides.

Team Sky and yellow jersey holder Chris Froome forwent the press conference for a training ride with the British squad coming to terms with the loss of Geraint Thomas after the treacherous stage 9. There was no sign of the Froome in the yellow jersey as the Briton opted instead to ride in the white Sky kit.

Astana, who have Fabio Aru and Jakob Fuglsang sitting second and fifth on the general classification respectively, spent almost 45-minutes with the media during  long press conference. While Astana fronted up its two leaders, Romain Bardet was the sole AG2R-La Mondiale representative for the team press conference.

Bardet is currently third on the GC after nine days of racing and spoke of previously never being 'so strong' in the first week of the Grand Tour. The 26-year-old was one of the main attackers on stage 9 and is aiming to better his second place finish at last year's race behind Froome.

For Movistar's leader Nairo Quintana, the rest day press conference wasn't all about his overall ambition. Teammate Adriano Malori made a special appearance as he announced his retirement from the sport in part due to the consequences of a crash at the 2016 Vuelta a San Juan. Malori, 29, sat alongside the Movistar Tour team to make his announcement before Quintana spoke of his ambitions in the second half of the Tour.

Trek-Segafredo was another team opting for a press conference with Alberto Contador the star attraction. The two-time Tour winner shipped time to all his rivals on stage 9 after two crashes and outline his plan to improve on his current 12th place. Teammates John Degenkolb, Bauke Mollema and Koen de Kort also spent time with the press while the team mechanics were kept busting ensuring all the bikes and team cars are ready for phase two of the Tour.

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