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AG2R La Mondiale head to the Alps for their first winter training camp - gallery

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The team gather for a quick photo

The team gather for a quick photo
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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The riders worked on some core strength at the beginning of the day

The riders worked on some core strength at the beginning of the day
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Jan Bakelants is front and centre

Jan Bakelants is front and centre
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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The management talk to the team

The management talk to the team
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Waiting for the off

Waiting for the off
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Romain Bardet and Jean Christophe Peraud with team manager Vincent Laveneu

Romain Bardet and Jean Christophe Peraud with team manager Vincent Laveneu
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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A quick equipment check before starting

A quick equipment check before starting
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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The Alps certainly aren't warm in November

The Alps certainly aren't warm in November
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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The team set off on their hike

The team set off on their hike
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Romain Bardet looking relaxed en-route

Romain Bardet looking relaxed en-route
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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There were some steep sections for the riders and staff to negotiate

There were some steep sections for the riders and staff to negotiate
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Alexis Vuillermoz enjoyed a very good 2015

Alexis Vuillermoz enjoyed a very good 2015
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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The riders start on their journey

The riders start on their journey
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Some riders opted for the leg warmers, while others braved the cold

Some riders opted for the leg warmers, while others braved the cold
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Jean Christophe Peraud has ditched the coat closer to the top

Jean Christophe Peraud has ditched the coat closer to the top
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Exchanging notes on the way up

Exchanging notes on the way up
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Team manager Vincent Laveneu

Team manager Vincent Laveneu
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The team make it to the top

The team make it to the top
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Some fun on the water slides

Some fun on the water slides
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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There was no bike riding but there was still plenty of excersise to be done

There was no bike riding but there was still plenty of excersise to be done
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Some early training

Some early training
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Samuel Dumoulin

Samuel Dumoulin
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Gediminas Bagdonas

Gediminas Bagdonas
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Some riders opted for full cycling kit (minus cycling shoes and helmet) for their hike

Some riders opted for full cycling kit (minus cycling shoes and helmet) for their hike
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Lone rider

Lone rider
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Admiring the view

Admiring the view
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Alexis Gougeard reads up on his surroundings

Alexis Gougeard reads up on his surroundings
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Romain Bardet won his first Grand Tour stage in 2015

Romain Bardet won his first Grand Tour stage in 2015
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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What's that over there?

What's that over there?
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Gediminas Bagdonas works on his core

Gediminas Bagdonas works on his core
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Matteo Montaguti has some fun during the workout

Matteo Montaguti has some fun during the workout
(Image credit: Frédéric Machabert / AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team)
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Alexis Vuillermoz is fully focused in the morning work out

Alexis Vuillermoz is fully focused in the morning work out
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What goes up must come down

What goes up must come down
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As the riders tentatively get their bikes out of the shed after their off-season holiday, the team training camps have begun in earnest.

AG2R La Mondiale has begun the first of two that they will hold over November and December. The French WorldTour team met up in the Vaujany Ski resort in Bourg d'Oisans, where they’ll stay until Friday.

All but Hugo Hule and new signing Jesse Sergent were present, including Romain Bardet, Jean Christophe Peraud and Alexis Vuillermoz.

On their first full day together, the team took part in some core exercise work before being let loose on the swimming pool and going on a hike in the mountains.

Flick through the gallery above to see what the AG2R La Mondiale team got up to.