Tools and tricks of the pro mechanics
A close-up look at the Australian's purpose-built ride
Australian's 2015 Tinkoff-Saxo team bike
Winner of the 2015 Tour Down Under
Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale) tucks in
Basso, Nibali and Sagan lead the line
After its team presentation in Milan this week, the Liquigas-Cannondale team made its way to Sardinia, Italy for the squad's second training camp in as many months. Like their December camp the Italian ProTour team will spend the majority of the time fine-tuning their form, although this time around a number of riders were absent with the Tour Down Under set to start in the coming days.
Still, the team's main stars - Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali and Peter Sagan were present on the island. The trio will lead the team towards their major objectives in 2012, starting with the Giro d'Italia. Quite how the team will look come May is still up for debate. Both Basso and the Liquigas hierarchy believe that the two-time winner is better suited to the Giro route, while Nibali has been pointed towards the Tour de France.
However Nibali has made noises about wanting to start the Giro as well - a situation that played out in 2010 and saw Basso win the overall. Team boss Roberto Amadio has said he will make a final decision after the Spring Classics.