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Basso and Discovery training in Solvang

Ivan Basso

Ivan Basso (Image credit: Charlie Woodcock)

For the past week, the new look Discovery Channel team and recent star signing Ivan Basso have been busy preparing for the upcoming season holding their annual training camp in Solvang, Southern California. Besides clocking up some long hours in the saddle - the team rode for six and a half hours on Saturday according to thepaceline.com - riders have been testing new bikes, shoes and clothing.

Now under the guidance of Johan Bruyneel, Basso took the opportunity to get in some early season training on his time trial bike - a method favoured by Lance Armstrong in previous years at Solvang.

Following the camp, scheduled to finish on February 3, Basso will continue building towards his first test of 2007 at the Tour of California starting in San Francisco on February 18.

Read Cyclingnews' exclusive interview with Ivan Basso here.

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