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Down to business for the ladies in Europe

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Marta Vilajosana and Edita Pucinskaite

Marta Vilajosana and Edita Pucinskaite (Image credit: Nicola Ianuale)
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Team Proi Féminin du Genevois

Team Proi Féminin du Genevois (Image credit: Christophe Podevin)
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The Nobili Rubinettere pose outside their hotel

The Nobili Rubinettere pose outside their hotel (Image credit: Nicole Ianuale)
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The Nobili crew trains together on the roads around Versilia

The Nobili crew trains together on the roads around Versilia (Image credit: Nicole Ianuale)
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Rebecca Bertolo leads the group in training

Rebecca Bertolo leads the group in training (Image credit: Nicole Ianuale)
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Lithuanian Edita Pucinskaite rides alone

Lithuanian Edita Pucinskaite rides alone (Image credit: Nicole Ianuale)
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Marta Vilajosana and Edita Pucinskaite pull at the front of the group

Marta Vilajosana and Edita Pucinskaite pull at the front of the group (Image credit: Nicole Ianuale)
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Nobili were well prepared for their training around Versilia

Nobili were well prepared for their training around Versilia (Image credit: Nicole Ianuale)
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Team Proi Féminin du Genevois are presented at the Casino of St Julien en Genevois

Team Proi Féminin du Genevois are presented at the Casino of St Julien en Genevois (Image credit: Christophe Podevin)
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The team plus some of the sponsor's products

The team plus some of the sponsor's products (Image credit: Christophe Podevin)
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Team Proi Féminin du Genevois are new to the women's circuit for 2006

Team Proi Féminin du Genevois are new to the women's circuit for 2006 (Image credit: Christophe Podevin)
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It's all smiles for this new French women's team

It's all smiles for this new French women's team (Image credit: Christophe Podevin)
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A mixture of youth and experience for Team Proi Féminin du Genevois

A mixture of youth and experience for Team Proi Féminin du Genevois (Image credit: Christophe Podevin)
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Isn't that a little big for you? A Team Proi Féminin du Genevois jersey doubles up as bedtime clothing for this little fan

Isn't that a little big for you? A Team Proi Féminin du Genevois jersey doubles up as bedtime clothing for this little fan (Image credit: Christophe Podevin)

Tales from the Peloton, February 8, 2006

While the training camps and presentations of men's pro teams receive plenty of publicity during the winter months, women's pro teams such as Italian outfit Nobili Rubinetterie-Menikini-Cogeas and French team Proi Féminin du Genevois have also been busy with training and presentations.

Sporting new kit for 2006, Nobili have been out training on the roads around Versilia, and with a strong squad this year they'll be out to take some big results. Boasting the likes of Edita Pucinskaite and Marta Vilajosana (pictured) there's a spread of talent throughout the team which may help them to their best year yet.

In France, new women's team Team Proi Féminin du Genevois were presented in the Casino of St Julien en Genevois. Mixing some youthful talent with experience, the team will ride the French Cup races as well as some international meetings.

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