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Bahrain-Merida's Rovinj training camp - Gallery

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Paolo Slongo checks the files as Vincenzo Nibali undergoes a medical test

Paolo Slongo checks the files as Vincenzo Nibali undergoes a medical test
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Plenty of socks for the team

Plenty of socks for the team
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A front view of Nibali's bike with his gold SRM power meter head unit

A front view of Nibali's bike with his gold SRM power meter head unit
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SRM crankset with Shimano Dura Ace rings for Nibali

SRM crankset with Shimano Dura Ace rings for Nibali
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A rear view look at the Scultura

A rear view look at the Scultura
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A year's worth of team kit for Bahrain-Merida is ready to be handed out

A year's worth of team kit for Bahrain-Merida is ready to be handed out
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Scicon provide bike and shoe bags for the team

Scicon provide bike and shoe bags for the team
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The Merida bikes are ready to roll

The Merida bikes are ready to roll
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The riders enjoy a moment in the sun before a training ride

The riders enjoy a moment in the sun before a training ride
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The riders will have to wait until January 1 to ride in the new team kit

The riders will have to wait until January 1 to ride in the new team kit
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Australian Heinrich Haussler is riding his new Merida bike

Australian Heinrich Haussler is riding his new Merida bike
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Vincenzo Nibali's Merida Scultura for 2017

Vincenzo Nibali's Merida Scultura for 2017
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Another look at the new team issue Merida's

Another look at the new team issue Merida's
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Another look at the Sportful goods the team will be wearing in 2017

Another look at the Sportful goods the team will be wearing in 2017
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One of the last ride for the team before they are all kitted out on the Bahrain-Merida jerseys

One of the last ride for the team before they are all kitted out on the Bahrain-Merida jerseys
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Last minute directions before the roll out

Last minute directions before the roll out
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The riders roll out for a ride

The riders roll out for a ride
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Franco Pellizotti gets tested at the camp

Franco Pellizotti gets tested at the camp
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While some riders were on the bike, others were receiving massages and talking with staff

While some riders were on the bike, others were receiving massages and talking with staff
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Niccolò Bonifazio mid-way through his test

Niccolò Bonifazio mid-way through his test
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Manuele Boaro does his medical test

Manuele Boaro does his medical test
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Paolo Slongo let's Vincenzo Nibali know he needs to work harder!

Paolo Slongo let's Vincenzo Nibali know he needs to work harder!
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The Bahrain-Merida team car will be hard to miss

The Bahrain-Merida team car will be hard to miss
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The Bahrain-Merida team have come together for a second training camp in Croatia ahead of its debut season in the WorldTour as its riders finalise plans and programmes for the early-season. Team leader Vincenzo Nibali was on hand at the camp in Rovinj as he and his 26 teammates underwent final medical checks and completed several training rides.

Along with the full 27-rider roster, all 45 staff members of Bahrain-Merida were present at the training camp based out of the Long Hotel.

The riders also received early christmas presents with full Sportful team kit divvied up and handed out although it won't be seen until January 1.

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