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RadioShack training camp sponsor ride

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Johan Bruyneel chats with team newcomer Matt Busche before the ride.

Johan Bruyneel chats with team newcomer Matt Busche before the ride.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Matt Busche, left, and Geoffroy Lequatre on the front.

Matt Busche, left, and Geoffroy Lequatre on the front.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Directeur sportif Dirk Demol and José Luis "Chechu" Rubiera.

Directeur sportif Dirk Demol and José Luis "Chechu" Rubiera.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Chris Horner chatting with a sponsor on the ride.

Chris Horner chatting with a sponsor on the ride.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Lance shares a laugh with Jimmy Riccitello.

Lance shares a laugh with Jimmy Riccitello.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Lance, in the new RadioShack kit, rides with Jason McCartney on the front.

Lance, in the new RadioShack kit, rides with Jason McCartney on the front.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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A video cameraman hanging out to film Lance.

A video cameraman hanging out to film Lance.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Levi Leipheimer and Andreas Klöden in the group.

Levi Leipheimer and Andreas Klöden in the group.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Yaroslav Popovych catches up on email while waiting for the ride to start.

Yaroslav Popovych catches up on email while waiting for the ride to start.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Bjorn Selander, right, and Janez Brajkovic share the road with a sponsor.

Bjorn Selander, right, and Janez Brajkovic share the road with a sponsor.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Capital Sports & Entertainment partner Bill Stapleton, right, leads the ride with Armstrong friend Jimmy Riccitello.

Capital Sports & Entertainment partner Bill Stapleton, right, leads the ride with Armstrong friend Jimmy Riccitello.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Belgium's Gert Steegmans is the only other rider sporting the new RadioShack kit.

Belgium's Gert Steegmans is the only other rider sporting the new RadioShack kit.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Tomas Vaitkus does some multi-tasking during the sponsor ride.

Tomas Vaitkus does some multi-tasking during the sponsor ride.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Spaniards Markel Irizar, left, and Haimar Zubeldia.

Spaniards Markel Irizar, left, and Haimar Zubeldia.
(Image credit: Casey Gibson)

RadioShack took to the road on Thursday during its Tucson, Arizona training camp accompanied by several of its all-important team sponsors. Under brilliant blue skies, the American ProTour squad put in another session on the road and spirits appeared high throughout the team, perhaps due to the resumption of road riding after spending an afternoon on mountain bikes.

The VIP entourage included Capital Sport & Entertainment's (CSE) Bill Stapleton, Armstrong's friend Jimmy Riccitello as well as a video crew.

Lance Armstrong and Gert Steegmans were sporting the new RadioShack team kit, while the rest of the team rode in their respective 2009 team kits, still under contractual obligations through the end of 2009.

Photographer Casey B Gibson once again was on the scene in Tucson for Cyclingnews to capture the RadioShack riders in their first training camp of the season.

Click here for a gallery of images from the sponsor ride at the RadioShack training camp.