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Bora-Hansgrohe go rock climbing and begin work for 2018 season - Gallery

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The riders seemed to enjoy the day outside

The riders seemed to enjoy the day outside
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It's time to go climbing

It's time to go climbing
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Daniel Oss seems to have cut his hair for the winter

Daniel Oss seems to have cut his hair for the winter
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Not everyone seemed happy to be outside

Not everyone seemed happy to be outside
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Leopold König caught in the crowd

Leopold König caught in the crowd
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Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe)
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Marcus Burghardt (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Marcus Burghardt (Bora-Hansgrohe)
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Peter Sagan was on paternity leave but Juraj Sagan attended the camp

Peter Sagan was on paternity leave but Juraj Sagan attended the camp
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New signing Davide Formolo

New signing Davide Formolo
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The Bora-Hansgrohe riders and staff gathered in East Tyrol

The Bora-Hansgrohe riders and staff gathered in East Tyrol
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The riders were smiling at the start of the hike

The riders were smiling at the start of the hike
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New signings Davide Formolo and Daniel Oss on the front

New signings Davide Formolo and Daniel Oss on the front
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Thumbs up from Rafa Majka

Thumbs up from Rafa Majka
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Ralph Denk leads the hike in the East Tyrol forest

Ralph Denk leads the hike in the East Tyrol forest
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Riders did core strength sessions

Riders did core strength sessions
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Core strength and flexibility is important

Core strength and flexibility is important
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Riders got new shoe insoles

Riders got new shoe insoles
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The riders seemed happy to be back together

The riders seemed happy to be back together
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Time to climb

Time to climb
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Ralph Denk explains the day out

Ralph Denk explains the day out
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After the hiking and rock climbing it was time for a beer

After the hiking and rock climbing it was time for a beer
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Reaching the top is like winning a race

Reaching the top is like winning a race
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Thumbs up he made it

Thumbs up he made it
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The only way is up

The only way is up
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Rock climbing, like cycling, is a team effort

Rock climbing, like cycling, is a team effort
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Maciej Bodnar takes to the ropes

Maciej Bodnar takes to the ropes
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The riders seem happy to begin the new season

The riders seem happy to begin the new season
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The 2018 Bora-Hansgrohe riders and staff

The 2018 Bora-Hansgrohe riders and staff
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Team manager Ralph Denk enjoys a glass of wine with Gregor Mühlberger and Lukas Pöstlberger

Team manager Ralph Denk enjoys a glass of wine with Gregor Mühlberger and Lukas Pöstlberger
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Bora-Hansgrohe is one of the first teams to begin preparation for the 2018 season, with riders and staff recently gathering Lienz, in the East Tyrol region of Austria. Almost all of the team's riders and staff attended as they laid the ground work for 2018. World champion Peter Sagan was absent after recently becoming a father, while new signing Peter Kennaugh was busy riding the Six Day London with Mark Cavendish.

New riders in attendance included Daniel Oss, Davide Formolo and Felix Großschartner. Bora-Hansgrohe will have a 27-rider roster in 2018, with Sagan leading the team in the Classics and sprints. Rafal Majka, Formolo and Leopold König will be leaders for the Grand Tours and stage races, with Sam Bennett a protected sprinter and the likes of Marcus Burghardt, Maciej Bodnar, Lukas Pöstlberger, Jay McCarthy and Kennaugh offering experience and race-winning ability.

The riders and staff spent much of their time in meetings, analysing the 2017 season and planning for 2018. Riders held individual talks with sports directors to plan their goals and race calendars for 2018. They also underwent bike-fitting sessions with sponsor Specialized to track their position and make any adjustments to shoe insoles and saddles.

The riders did some body mobility testing and gym sessions to improve their core stability and movement. One day was dedicated to team unity, with everyone taking part in a hike and climbing session.

Click or swipe through the gallery above to see the Bora-Hansgrohe riders and staff attempting rock climbing and during their gym work and bike fit sessions.