The 2020 WorldTour season is just around the corner and with the first race just over a month away, most of the top tier teams are holding pre-season training camps to distribute new gear, present themselves to their sponsors and the world and to work on team building exercises.
Cyclingnews is the best place to keep abreast of all the team announcements and activities. We'll give you details of each team's plans - who's where, what they're doing and when.
At Cyclingnews we cover these training camps extensively, attending many of them for exclusive news and interviews, and we'll include links to all our coverage here, so keep checking back for all the latest news, features, interviews, tech, video, and photos from our reporters across Europe.
AG2R La Mondiale
As usual, AG2R La Mondiale held their first pre-season get-together in Vaujany in the French Alps in late November. With no bikes in sight, it was a chance for ice-breaking and team-building, with a number of winter sports on the agenda. After formally presenting the 2020 squad in Paris, the team headed to Gandia in south-east Spain in mid-December for a proper training camp
Cyclingnews was at the Vaujany camp and sat down with a number of key figures at the team.
- Romain Bardet set to miss 2020 Tour de France in favour of Giro d'Italia
- Harry Tanfield: Katusha-Alpecin left me high and dry
- The next Julian Alaphilippe? Benoit Cosnefroy makes his mark
- Meet the Naesens: Oliver and Lawrence join forces at AG2R
- AG2R La Mondiale present 2020 team in Paris
- Gallopin to return to Classics after 'worst season of my career'
- Warbasse: If I can pick up where I left off, I can have a great 2020
- Opportunity knocks for Pierre Latour at 2020 Tour de France
- Bardet dreamed of Giro d'Italia for years but was never forced away, says Lavenu
- AG2R La Mondiale hit the Alps for pre-season camp – Gallery
Astana have been training in Calpe, in south-east Spain, where they held their team presentation on December 14.
- Astana reveal kit and plans for 15th season - Gallery
- Fuglsang set to target 2020 Giro d'Italia and work for Lopez at Tour de France
- Astana to ride Wilier bikes in 2020
The new-look Bahrain McLaren team was unveiled at the headquarters of McLaren in England on December 9, with a new manager, sponsor, and colours, along with plenty of new faces.
The team headed to Hvar in Croatia for a pre-Christmas training camp, where Cyclingnews interviewed a number of key riders.
- Great expectations: Rod Ellingworth's project Tour de France
- Bahrain McLaren unveil new orange and red 2020 colours
- Bahrain McLaren to ride disc-only Merida road bikes in 2020
- Mark Cavendish relishing fresh opportunity with Bahrain McLaren
- Damiano Caruso: Cycling isn't only about winning and that's a story worth telling
- Landa and Poels firmly focussed on Tour de France 2020
- Introducing: Fred Wright – Bahrain-McLaren's talented neo-pro
- Teuns: Maybe one year I can target Grand Tour GC bid
- Landa dreams of Tour de France leadership at Bahrain McLaren
After their most successful season to date, Bora-Hansgrohe presented the squad for their 11th season in Berlin on December 3, where we spoke exclusively to Peter Sagan.
On December 7, they headed to Mallorca for a two-week training camp.
- Peter Sagan confirms Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Tokyo Olympics for 2020
- Peter Sagan: I can see the end, but that's more motivating than frightening
- Bora-Hansgrohe working hard at Mallorca training camp – Gallery
- Alaphilippe to start 2020 in Vuelta a San Juan, Tour Colombia
Just like the old BMC days, the CCC Team gathered in the second week of December in Denia, south-east Spain, for their annual pre-season training camp. In the plush surroundings of the Marriott La Sella golf hotel – arguably the nicest you'll see in training camp season – the team held a media day on December 16.
- Van Avermaet: Young talents will have earlier peaks but shorter careers
- Zakarin considers changing nationality after WADA ban on Russia
- Ochowicz: We went as far as you can go in talks with Rohan Dennis
One of the two new WorldTour teams, Cofidis were in Calpe from December 11-18.
Deceuninck-QuickStep, who topped the WorldTour ranking and victory standings in 2019, train in Calpe, in south-east Spain. After a first training camp in December, the Belgian team will head back in early January, when they'll hold a media day.
EF Education First
EF Education First are in Girona, Catalunya in December. Cyclingnews paid the team a visit as part of our whistlestop tour of eastern Spain.
- EF Education First reveal 2020 kit
- Vanmarcke: This is our most cohesive Classics team ever
- Introducing: Jonas Rutsch
- Howes: It’s easy for people to forget that WorldTour riders are humans too
- Hugh Carthy sets GC ambitions for Giro d’Italia
The French team were one of the numerous teams in Calpe, from December 10-18.
Team Ineos always hold their training camps in Mallorca, although the days of media being allowed near are long gone. The team's main training camp takes from December 10-20.
Geraint Thomas has already completed a 309km lap of the island, while the team had the roads closed for a time trial event in which acquaintances of Ineos owner Jim Ratcliffe paired up with a pro, complete with finish line gantry and live commentator.
- Geraint Thomas rides 309km loop of Mallorca during Ineos training camp
- Rohan Dennis and Richard Carapaz show off Team Ineos kit – Gallery
Israel Start-Up Nation
Israel made its first entry into the UCI WorldTour after buying out Katusha-Alpecin's licence and launched its team as Israel Start-Up Nation at the presentation in Tel Aviv on December 11, 2019.
Riders enjoyed long training rides through the desert and views into the area's history as they prepared for the challenges that 2020 will bring.
- Israel Cycling Academy become Israel Start-Up Nation as WorldTour beckons
- Sutherland breaks leg in electric scooter crash at Israel training camp
- Dan Martin: This is the kind of atmosphere that I perform best in
- Greipel aiming for fresh start with Israel Start-Up Nation
- Piccoli steps up from US success to WorldTour racing with Israel Start-Up Nation
- Politt: I think Israel Start-Up Nation can be great in the Classics
- Travis McCabe living WorldTour dream at Israel Start-Up Nation
- Dowsett sets sights on 2020 Olympics after Israel Start-Up Nation move
Jumbo-Visma held their training camp in Girona from December 11-19, with Cyclingnews paying a visit at the weekend. On December 20, the team was formally presented in the Netherlands.
- Tom Dumoulin: This period has been liberating
- Jumbo-Visma stay with black and yellow for 2020 race kit
- Steven Kruijswijk: We're getting closer to beating Ineos at the Tour de France
- Tony Martin: Jumbo-Visma a second life after two-year wasteland
- Dumoulin, Roglic and Kruijswijk lead Jumbo-Visma Tour de France team
- Wout van Aert: I’ve unfinished business with the Tour de France
- Rewards outweigh risks for Jumbo-Visma's Tour de France strategy
Lotto Soudal are one of the teams who headed to Mallorca, holding a 10-day camp there from December 11-21.
- Caleb Ewan relishes chance to race with Philippe Gilbert in Milan-San Remo
- Gilbert hits back at Degenkolb doubters
- Philippe Gilbert and his Monument Odyssey
- Jonathan Dibben: Lotto Soudal feels like a second chance
- Wellens: I don't have the leadership in me like Gilbert does
The Australian outfit haven't announced winter camp plans.
Movistar are part of the Calpe mid-December gang and held their team presentation on December 19.
- Valverde makes 2020 Olympics centrepiece of his season
- Movistar reveal 2020 men's and women's WorldTour colours in Madrid
- Movistar goes disc-only with SRAM, ending 37-year partnership with Campagnolo
There was no South African camp for the old Dimension Data team this year. Rather, they headed to Japan for a team presentation at the home of new title sponsor NTT, before heading to south-east Spain on December 9 for a two-week camp.
Team Sunweb launched its 2020 team in Amsterdam at the 'House of Mobility' experience centre created by Cervelo's parent company Pons on December 10. The team lost star rider Tom Dumoulin for 2020 to Jumbo-Visma, but look to refocus on new riders like Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) and established sprinter Michael Matthews.
The team continued its 2020 efforts at a training camp in Calpe, Spain through to December 18.
- Team Sunweb to keep challenging in 2020 despite loss of Dumoulin
- Michael Matthews ready to deliver after Dumoulin departure
- Benoot: It's like the first day of school at Sunweb
- Nils Eekhoff: I can’t live in the past
- Sutterlin: I want to focus on the Classics
- Coryn Rivera: There's no formula for the perfect Spring
The Trek-Segafredo men's and women's team gathered near Siracusa, Sicily for their winter training camp between December 10-20, combining blocks of hours in the saddle with massage, bike fitting sessions, base testing planning and preparation for the rapidly approaching 2020 season.
Trek-Segafredo's men's and women's team are run on a shared structure of staff and resources and so there were over 100 riders and staff present at the I Monasteri golf resort a few kilometre inland from the west coast of Sicily.
Cyclingnews was there for a series of exclusive interviews with riders and management.
- Trek-Segafredo men's and women's teams train together in Sicily – Gallery
- Trek-Segafredo announce complete 2020 men's roster
- Richie Porte returns to Tour Down Under
- Nibali targets Giro d'Italia while Porte and Mollema lead Trek-Segafredo at Tour de France
- Vincenzo Nibali: I couldn't wait to change teams and now I can't wait for the new season
- Kenny Elissonde: Pure climbers are like artists
- Quinn Simmons gives up Christmas at home to be ready for WorldTour debut
- Nibali enthusiastic about 2020 goals despite turning 35
- Ciccone sees only benefits in Nibali's arrival at Trek-Segafredo
UAE Team Emirates
UAE Team Emirates held their main pre-season camp in Benidorm, near Calpe in the middle week of December. Cyclingnews spoke to a number of riders there on December 17.
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