CSF Group-Navigare holds its first team concentration for the 2009 season on Monday, December 29, and Tuesday, December 30, 2008. The camp will be held in the province of Reggio Emilia. The riders undergo the routine medical check-ups for the beginning of the season, led by Dr. Benini. The riders also receive their clothing by Giordana and their Colnago training bikes.
All but three riders will participate in the camp. The South American section with Ruben Bongiorno and Mauro and Maximiliano Richeze is expected back on January 27.
The first proper training camp is scheduled for February third to 12, at the resort "Il Cicalino" in Massa Marittima. Even in that camp not all riders will be present, as some head to the first race, the Tour de Langkawi. Those who will race in Langkawi fly to Malaysia on February fifth. Other early season goals for the team are the GP Costa degli Etruschi and the Giro della Provincia di Grosseto.