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Stack of rotating SIM cards, wine from Rihs' vineyards and more
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The bike of the tallest man in the Tour de France
Arashiro Yukiya is massaged by a local masseuse
Arashiro and Miyazawa train in Thoeng
Two of Japan's most talented professional riders based themselves in Thoeng, Chiang Rai, Thailand, at the tail-end of 2011 as they prepared for the season. Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar) and Saxo Bank's newest recruit Takashi Miyazawa used the warm weather to build up their training miles, with Takashi Miyazawa using them to good effect at the recent Tour Down Under.
Here, Japanese photographer Sonoko Tanaka showcases her images from the camp - from local cuisine, sprint training and life of an international pro rider on the road.