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Astana Pro Team Calpe training camp - gallery

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Joking around for the camera

Joking around for the camera
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Vincenzo Nibali squeezes through a gap between the team bus and a hedge

Vincenzo Nibali squeezes through a gap between the team bus and a hedge
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Michele Scarponi deciding on what's for lunch

Michele Scarponi deciding on what's for lunch
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Michele Scarponi (Astana) makes sure he gets every single drop

Michele Scarponi (Astana) makes sure he gets every single drop
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The Astana team on a training ride

The Astana team on a training ride
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Ready to go

Ready to go
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Luis León Sánchez preparing for the training ride

Luis León Sánchez preparing for the training ride
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Lieuwe Westra waiting to go

Lieuwe Westra waiting to go
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Astana have an updated paint scheme on its bikes for 2016

Astana have an updated paint scheme on its bikes for 2016
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Smile for the camera

Smile for the camera
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Vincenzo Nibali with Paolo Slongo before the ride

Vincenzo Nibali with Paolo Slongo before the ride
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Some interesting pre-ride chat going on

Some interesting pre-ride chat going on
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Vincenzo Nibali has a bite to eat on the ride

Vincenzo Nibali has a bite to eat on the ride
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Vincenzo Nibali is ready to go

Vincenzo Nibali is ready to go
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Fabio Aru (Astana) is not amused

Fabio Aru (Astana) is not amused
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Michele Scarponi (Astana)

Michele Scarponi (Astana)
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Jakob Fuglsang enjoying being on the bike

Jakob Fuglsang enjoying being on the bike
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Riders follow the Astana car during the ride

Riders follow the Astana car during the ride
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Selecting food for the ride

Selecting food for the ride
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Vincenzo Nibali feigns an attack during the team ride

Vincenzo Nibali feigns an attack during the team ride
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Nice blue skies for the ride

Nice blue skies for the ride
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Andrey Zeits ducks to avoid the drone

Andrey Zeits ducks to avoid the drone
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The Astana team on a training ride in Calpe

The Astana team on a training ride in Calpe
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Filming the training ride on a iPhone

Filming the training ride on a iPhone
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Vincenzo Nibali during the ride

Vincenzo Nibali during the ride
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Vincenzo Nibali enjoys lunch

Vincenzo Nibali enjoys lunch
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Giuseppe Martinelli in the team car

Giuseppe Martinelli in the team car
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Luis León Sánchez Gil

Luis León Sánchez Gil
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Alexandr Shefer and Giuseppe Martinelli at the car

Alexandr Shefer and Giuseppe Martinelli at the car
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Vincenzo Nibali in his Italian national champions jersey

Vincenzo Nibali in his Italian national champions jersey
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Diego Rosa, Fabio Aru and Paolo Tiralongo share a laugh

Diego Rosa, Fabio Aru and Paolo Tiralongo share a laugh
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Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali
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The Astana team out on a training ride

The Astana team out on a training ride
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Fabio Aru flanked by Diego Rosa and Paolo Tiralongo

Fabio Aru flanked by Diego Rosa and Paolo Tiralongo
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Michele Scarponi and Vincenzo Nibali

Michele Scarponi and Vincenzo Nibali
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Quick pre-ride chat for Fabio Aru

Quick pre-ride chat for Fabio Aru
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Quick pre-ride chat for Fabio Aru

Quick pre-ride chat for Fabio Aru
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Vincenzo Nibali checks the options for lunch

Vincenzo Nibali checks the options for lunch
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Fabio Aru feeling the cold before the ride

Fabio Aru feeling the cold before the ride
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The front end of an Astana bike

The front end of an Astana bike
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A mechanic gets the bike ready for the car

A mechanic gets the bike ready for the car
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Last minute phone check before the ride

Last minute phone check before the ride
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Not a lot of talking before the ride

Not a lot of talking before the ride
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Lars Boom (Astana)

Lars Boom (Astana)
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Andrea Guardini leading the ride

Andrea Guardini leading the ride
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Dmitri Sedun is an Astana sport director

Dmitri Sedun is an Astana sport director
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Smiles on the ride

Smiles on the ride
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SRM continues it partnership with Astana

SRM continues it partnership with Astana
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Out on the Calpe roads

Out on the Calpe roads
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Thumbs up from Luis León Sánchez

Thumbs up from Luis León Sánchez
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Some instructions for the riders before heading for the ride

Some instructions for the riders before heading for the ride
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The Astana Pro Team's 2016 campaign is under way in earnest as the riders and staff gather this week in Calpe, Spain, to prepare for the year ahead. Although the week got off to a rough start when top domestique Alessandro Vanotti was involved in a crash and broke his leg, the rest of the team has been riding daily, dialing in equipment, meeting with sponsors and getting reacquainted with one another.

Showing off new Specialized bikes with a slightly different paint job, Vincenzo Nibali, Fabio Aru and the rest have been circling the Spanish coastal town during multiple rides. 

Check out this gallery from Bettini for an insider's look at the camp and click here for Cyclingnews' complete guide to 2015-2016 team training camps.