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Cannondale-Garmin training camp concludes - gallery

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Riders get some quality time on the Cannondale mountain bikes

Riders get some quality time on the Cannondale mountain bikes
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The Cannondale-Garmin camp concluded with a mountain bike ride

The Cannondale-Garmin camp concluded with a mountain bike ride
(Image credit: Liam Doran)
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Andrew Talansky enjoyed his off-road experience

Andrew Talansky enjoyed his off-road experience
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Chin-ups are a challenge for pro cyclists

Chin-ups are a challenge for pro cyclists
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Tom Jelte Slagter and Jonathan Vaughters in the weight room

Tom Jelte Slagter and Jonathan Vaughters in the weight room
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Bike riders need to pay extra attention to their neglected upper body

Bike riders need to pay extra attention to their neglected upper body
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Jonathan Vaughters supervises some hamstring strengthening exercises

Jonathan Vaughters supervises some hamstring strengthening exercises
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The bikes needed a good cleaning after a day in the mud

The bikes needed a good cleaning after a day in the mud
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Joe Dombrowski and Andrew Talansky relax

Joe Dombrowski and Andrew Talansky relax
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Davide Formolo enjoys his new shoes

Davide Formolo enjoys his new shoes
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Riders had their pick of New Balance shoes

Riders had their pick of New Balance shoes
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Alex Howes takes in the new shoe experience

Alex Howes takes in the new shoe experience
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New shoes from New Balance

New shoes from New Balance
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Heading down the snow-lined trails

Heading down the snow-lined trails
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There was snow on the ground but the weather cleared for the last day of riding

There was snow on the ground but the weather cleared for the last day of riding
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Catching some air in Aspen

Catching some air in Aspen
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The Cannondale-Garmin camp concluded with a mountain bike ride

The Cannondale-Garmin camp concluded with a mountain bike ride
(Image credit: Liam Doran)
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The Cannondale-Garmin camp concluded with a mountain bike ride

The Cannondale-Garmin camp concluded with a mountain bike ride
(Image credit: Liam Doran)
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Joe Dombrowski

Joe Dombrowski
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Joe Dombrowski

Joe Dombrowski
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The Cannondale-Garmin camp concluded with a mountain bike ride

The Cannondale-Garmin camp concluded with a mountain bike ride
(Image credit: Liam Doran)
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Riders at the Cannondale-Garmin camp

Riders at the Cannondale-Garmin camp
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A friendly card game

A friendly card game
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Ben King looking serious for the camera

Ben King looking serious for the camera
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Cannondale-Garmin riders hit the trails

Cannondale-Garmin riders hit the trails
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Castelli tights came in handy when the snow started falling

Castelli tights came in handy when the snow started falling
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Snow fell on Cannondale-Garmin's October camp in Aspen

Snow fell on Cannondale-Garmin's October camp in Aspen
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Thumbs up for the hike

Thumbs up for the hike
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The riders took to hiking when the weather turned bad

The riders took to hiking when the weather turned bad
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Celebrating at the Cannondale-Garmin camp

Celebrating at the Cannondale-Garmin camp
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Davide Formolo gets a bike fit

Davide Formolo gets a bike fit
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Davide Formolo gets a bike fit

Davide Formolo gets a bike fit
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Riders thoroughly enjoyed their time on the fat tires

Riders thoroughly enjoyed their time on the fat tires
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The Cannondale-Garmin team concluded its off-season gathering in Aspen, Colorado, capping off a week of hiking and mountain biking with some bike fits, weight training and distribution of sponsor goodies, including some New Balance trainers.

Although snow fell on the gathering mid-week, the riders endured the cold and took to the trails, both on foot and on mountain bikes, to get in some cross-training. The event also gave the new riders an opportunity to get to know the team staff and returning riders through informal downtime with one another where they played cards, worked out in the gym and sat down for team dinners.

The newcomers to the team include Wouter Wippert (Drapac), Patrick Bevin (Avanti), Ryan Mullen (An Post-Chainreaction), Michael Woods (Optum), Pierre Rolland (Europcar), Rigoberto Urán (Etixx-QuickStep), Lawson Craddock (Giant-Alpecin), Matti Breschel (Tinkoff-Saxo), Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEdge) and Phil Gaimon (Optum). 

View the latest gallery of the Cannondale-Garmin team camp upon its conclusion in Aspen. The camp was held from October 20 to 25, and you can look at the team's photos of the event from last week here.