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Marcel Kittel lifts some weights to help his strength in the sprints

Marcel Kittel lifts some weights to help his strength in the sprints
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Marcel Kittel wins the sprint

Marcel Kittel wins the sprint
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Kittel has lost something

Kittel has lost something
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Fernando Gaviria leads out the sprint

Fernando Gaviria leads out the sprint
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Marcel Kittel's Specialized bike

Marcel Kittel's Specialized bike
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Marcel Kittel proves white men can jump

Marcel Kittel proves white men can jump
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Fabio Sabatini shows off his core strength and balance

Fabio Sabatini shows off his core strength and balance
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Reach up boys!

Reach up boys!
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The view of Calpe from the Quick-Step Floors hotel

The view of Calpe from the Quick-Step Floors hotel
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The Quick-Step Floors ride does some stretching and yoga

The Quick-Step Floors ride does some stretching and yoga
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Gilbert enjoys the morning exercises

Gilbert enjoys the morning exercises
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Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors) leads out the sprint

Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors) leads out the sprint
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Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors)

Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors)
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The Quick-Step Floors riders work on their lead out and speed

The Quick-Step Floors riders work on their lead out and speed
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Tom Boonen works on his core strength

Tom Boonen works on his core strength
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Tom Boonen hit the gym before riding his bike

Tom Boonen hit the gym before riding his bike
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Gilbert enjoys the sun

Gilbert enjoys the sun
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The riders leg warmers today

The riders leg warmers today
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Tom Boonen is ready to roll

Tom Boonen is ready to roll
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Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)
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Gilbert stands out compared to his Quick-Step Floors teammates

Gilbert stands out compared to his Quick-Step Floors teammates
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The view from the hills above Calpe

The view from the hills above Calpe
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The Quick-Step Floors team

The Quick-Step Floors team
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Luxembourg national champion Bob Jungels was out too

Luxembourg national champion Bob Jungels was out too
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The roads were quiet today

The roads were quiet today
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Gilbert leads the group

Gilbert leads the group
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A Quick-Step Floors group went into the hills

A Quick-Step Floors group went into the hills
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Philippe Gilbert in his Belgian national champion's jersey

Philippe Gilbert in his Belgian national champion's jersey
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A different group is more numerous

A different group is more numerous
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The four still get a team car as support

The four still get a team car as support
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The Classics riders roll together

The Classics riders roll together
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The Quick-Step Floors team is back in Calpe, Spain for a new year training camp, with Tom Boonen, Marcel Kittel, Dan Martin and Philippe Gilbert clocking up some quality kilometres.

While much of Europe is struggling with freezing temperatures, the Quick-Step Floor riders enjoyed some warm sun on day two of their camp, with many riders in shorts as they did leadout and sprints to work on their speed. Philippe Gilbert lead a group of climbers into the hills behind Calpe. 

Before hitting the road, the riders did a series of core exercises and yoga, with Boonen, Kittel, Matteo Trentin and Fabio Sabatini also hitting the gym for strength work.

Boonen has revealed that he will begin his final season in Argentina at the Vuelta a San Juan, where Fernando Gaviria will be the team’s sprinter. Gilbert will likely start his season at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. Boonen plans to retire after targeting the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in April.

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors roster features 29 riders, from 13 countries, including eight new recruits. Tony Martin has moved to Katusha-Alpecin but joining Gilbert as newcomers in the team are new Kiwi time trial national champion Jack Bauer from Cannondale-Drapac, Eros Capecchi from Astana, Tim Declercq from Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Dries Devenyns from IAM Cycling and a trio of riders from Klein Constantia: Remi Cavagna, Enric Mas and Maximilian Schachmann.

Click or swipe through the gallery to see what the Quick-Step Floor rider are doing at their Spanish training camp.