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Vincenzo Nibali speaks with media at the Bahrain-Merida team camp

Vincenzo Nibali speaks with media at the Bahrain-Merida team camp
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Rohan Dennis gets ready to ride with his new team, Bahrain-Merida

Rohan Dennis gets ready to ride with his new team, Bahrain-Merida
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Paolo Slongo chats with riders at Bahrain-Merida team camp

Paolo Slongo chats with riders at Bahrain-Merida team camp
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Slovenian champion Matej Mohoric will be back for a second year with Bahrain-Merida in 2019.

Slovenian champion Matej Mohoric will be back for a second year with Bahrain-Merida in 2019.
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Rohan Dennis gets rolling with Bahrain-Merida in Croatia

Rohan Dennis gets rolling with Bahrain-Merida in Croatia
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Even the shoes get some TLC at team camp

Even the shoes get some TLC at team camp
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Brent Copeland gets a look at the new Bahrain-Merida roster this week in Croatia

Brent Copeland gets a look at the new Bahrain-Merida roster this week in Croatia
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Vincenzo Nibali puts in some media time at Bahrain-Merida team camp in Croatia

Vincenzo Nibali puts in some media time at Bahrain-Merida team camp in Croatia
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Franco Pellizotti and Yukiya Arashiro share a laugh

Franco Pellizotti and Yukiya Arashiro share a laugh
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Paolo Slongo gets things organised at Bahrain-Merida team camp

Paolo Slongo gets things organised at Bahrain-Merida team camp
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Damiano Caruso is one of Bahrain-Merida's new recruits from BMC Racing

Damiano Caruso is one of Bahrain-Merida's new recruits from BMC Racing
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Mark Padun rides with his new teammates from BMC Racing

Mark Padun rides with his new teammates from BMC Racing
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Domenico Pozzovivo getting things together for a ride in Croatia

Domenico Pozzovivo getting things together for a ride in Croatia
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Matej Mohoric and Vincenzo Nibali get rolling at team camp

Matej Mohoric and Vincenzo Nibali get rolling at team camp
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Matej Mohoric and Vincenzo Nibali get reacquainted at Bahrain-Merida team camp

Matej Mohoric and Vincenzo Nibali get reacquainted at Bahrain-Merida team camp
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Franco Pellizotti assumes his new posture as team director

Franco Pellizotti assumes his new posture as team director
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Bahrain-Merida riders get ready to roll at team camp in Croatia

Bahrain-Merida riders get ready to roll at team camp in Croatia
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Ivan Garcia will be back for a third year with Bahrain-Merida next year

Ivan Garcia will be back for a third year with Bahrain-Merida next year
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 Phil Bauhaus joined Bahrain-Merida from Team Sunweb

Phil Bauhaus joined Bahrain-Merida from Team Sunweb
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Lots of fresh product for riders at team cmap

Lots of fresh product for riders at team cmap
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Everything has a place

Everything has a place
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Matej Mohoric gets ready for a ride at team cmap

Matej Mohoric gets ready for a ride at team cmap
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Yukiya Arashiro

Yukiya Arashiro
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Vincenzo Nibali in Croatia at team cmap

Vincenzo Nibali in Croatia at team cmap
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Rohan Dennis gets his equipment sorted before a ride at the Bahrain-Merida camp

Rohan Dennis gets his equipment sorted before a ride at the Bahrain-Merida camp
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Rohan Dennis has a lot of new teammates to meet at Bahrain-Merida

Rohan Dennis has a lot of new teammates to meet at Bahrain-Merida
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Personalised baggage for Mr. Nibali

Personalised baggage for Mr. Nibali
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Sonny Colbrelli will be back for a third year with the team next year

Sonny Colbrelli will be back for a third year with the team next year
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Every detail is checked during the early days of team camp

Every detail is checked during the early days of team camp
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Kristijan Koren dials in his computer

Kristijan Koren dials in his computer
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2019 Bahrain-Merida riders get ready to roll at Team Camp in Croatia

2019 Bahrain-Merida riders get ready to roll at Team Camp in Croatia
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Yukiya Arashiro on the road for another year with Bahrain-merida

Yukiya Arashiro on the road for another year with Bahrain-merida
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A pensive-looking Vincenzo Nibali gets ready for team camp in Croatia

A pensive-looking Vincenzo Nibali gets ready for team camp in Croatia
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Following a day of medical tests at the IRR Rehabilitations Institute of Turin, riders for Bahrain-Merida are spending this week on the Croatian island of Hvar for a first full training camp with the 2019 roster. 

Star rider Vincenzo Nibali and new recruit Rohan Dennis were on hand and ready to greet their new teammates. Bahrain-Merida added eight new riders in 2019, including three from the former BMC Racing Team: Dennis, Damiano Caruso and Dylan Teuns.

Also new to the team this year are Marcel Sieberg from Lotto Soudal, Jan Tratnik from CCC Sprandi Polkowice, Phil Bauhaus from Team Sunweb, Andrea Garosio from d'Amico-Utensilnord and Stephen Williams from SEG Racing Academy. The team are also breaking in rider-turned-director Franco Pellizotti in his new role.

Click or swipe through the Bettini photo gallery above for a glimpse of this week's camp.