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Etixx-QuickStep media day - Gallery

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Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep)

Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep)
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Laurens de Plus speaks with the press on Etixx-QuickStep's media day

Laurens de Plus speaks with the press on Etixx-QuickStep's media day
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Marcel Kittel, Matteo Trentin and Dan Martin - Etixx-QuickStep media day ride

Marcel Kittel, Matteo Trentin and Dan Martin - Etixx-QuickStep media day ride
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Etixx-QuickStep's media day bike ride in Calpe

Etixx-QuickStep's media day bike ride in Calpe
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Tom Boonen - Etixx-QuickStep media day

Tom Boonen - Etixx-QuickStep media day
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Tom Boonen - Etixx-QuickStep media day

Tom Boonen - Etixx-QuickStep media day
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Patrick Lefevere - Etixx-QuickStep manager

Patrick Lefevere - Etixx-QuickStep manager
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Tom Boonen getting ready for a ride - Etixx-QuickStep media day

Tom Boonen getting ready for a ride - Etixx-QuickStep media day
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Marcel Kittel getting ready for the media day ride with Etixx-QuickStep

Marcel Kittel getting ready for the media day ride with Etixx-QuickStep
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Tom Boonen and Etixx-QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere

Tom Boonen and Etixx-QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere
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Etixx-QuickStep's Tom Boonen

Etixx-QuickStep's Tom Boonen
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Etixx-QuickStep out for a spin in Calpe, Spain

Etixx-QuickStep out for a spin in Calpe, Spain
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Etixx-QuickStep go for a bike ride on their media day

Etixx-QuickStep go for a bike ride on their media day
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Etixx-QuickStep out for a ride

Etixx-QuickStep out for a ride
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Etixx-QuickStep's Marcel Kittel

Etixx-QuickStep's Marcel Kittel
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Tom Boonen attacks his Etixx-QuickStep teammates

Tom Boonen attacks his Etixx-QuickStep teammates
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Marcel Klittel (Etixx-QuickStep)

Marcel Klittel (Etixx-QuickStep)
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The Etixx-QuickStep is again using Specialized bikes in 2016

The Etixx-QuickStep is again using Specialized bikes in 2016
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It was warm enough for some riders to wear shorts

It was warm enough for some riders to wear shorts
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Matteo Trentin and Zdenek Stybar talk during the ride

Matteo Trentin and Zdenek Stybar talk during the ride
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The Spanish blue sky matches the blue Etixx-QuickStep jersey

The Spanish blue sky matches the blue Etixx-QuickStep jersey
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Marcel Kittel and Dan Martin ride side by side during the training ride

Marcel Kittel and Dan Martin ride side by side during the training ride
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The Etixx-QuickStep riders fill the road

The Etixx-QuickStep riders fill the road
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Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) out of the saddle

Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) out of the saddle
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Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) accelerates during training

Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) accelerates during training
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Team manager Patrick Lefevere enjoys a coffee with Zdenek Stybar

Team manager Patrick Lefevere enjoys a coffee with Zdenek Stybar
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Etixx-QuickStep has gone for blue shorts

Etixx-QuickStep has gone for blue shorts
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The riders were followed by coaches and staff on scooters

The riders were followed by coaches and staff on scooters
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Tony Martin in the new Etixx-Quickstep jersey

Tony Martin in the new Etixx-Quickstep jersey
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The team is again using Specialized helmets and bikes in 2016

The team is again using Specialized helmets and bikes in 2016
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Tom Boonen has the world champion's rainbow stripes on his jersey sleeves

Tom Boonen has the world champion's rainbow stripes on his jersey sleeves
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Iljo Keisse enjoys a joke with photographer Tim de Waele

Iljo Keisse enjoys a joke with photographer Tim de Waele
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The riders were greeted by a crowd of interested cycling fans

The riders were greeted by a crowd of interested cycling fans
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Fabio Sabatini (left) will again be a key domestique

Fabio Sabatini (left) will again be a key domestique
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Tom Boonen was the centre of attention

Tom Boonen was the centre of attention
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Riders enjoyed the morning sun as they set off

Riders enjoyed the morning sun as they set off
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The Etixx-QuickStep jersey is black and blue

The Etixx-QuickStep jersey is black and blue
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Tony Martin sets off

Tony Martin sets off
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A rider films the roll out of the training ride

A rider films the roll out of the training ride
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Marcel Kittel chats before starting his ride

Marcel Kittel chats before starting his ride
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The riders were followed by the media and camera crews

The riders were followed by the media and camera crews
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Matteo Trentin chats before setting off

Matteo Trentin chats before setting off
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Dan Martin has the Irish stripes on his sleeves as a former Irish national champion

Dan Martin has the Irish stripes on his sleeves as a former Irish national champion
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Dan Martin puts on his shoes before the ride

Dan Martin puts on his shoes before the ride
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Riders compare their new kit

Riders compare their new kit
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Riders talked to the media before heading out

Riders talked to the media before heading out
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Tom Boonen digs out his gloves

Tom Boonen digs out his gloves
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Dan Martin gets ready to ride in his new colours

Dan Martin gets ready to ride in his new colours
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Marcel Kittel steps out of the team hotel

Marcel Kittel steps out of the team hotel
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Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep)

Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep)
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It's time to check the bikes and computers before the roll out

It's time to check the bikes and computers before the roll out
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Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep)

Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep)
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Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep)

Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep)
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The local residents watched on curiously

The local residents watched on curiously
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Directeur sportif Davide Bramati follows the riders on a scooter

Directeur sportif Davide Bramati follows the riders on a scooter
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The Etixx-QuickStep team is in Calpe, Spain, for its final pre-season training camp and media day. New riders such as Daniel Martin and Marcel Kittel, plus established team leaders Tom Boonen, Tony Martin and Zdenek Stybar, showed off their new racing colours.

Kittel looked relaxed as he set out on his ride and is expected to race in the dark blue colours for the first time at the Dubai Tour in early February. Dan Martin will lead the team in the Ardennes Classics and the Tour de France, replacing Michal Kwiatkowski and Rigoberto Urán, who have moved to Team Sky and Cannondale respectively for the 2016 season.

The European winter has been mild so far and the Etixx-QuickStep riders were greeted by the sun as they headed out for a short ride surrounded by photographers and video crews. The team will hold a formal presentation and reveal their goals and race programmes later on Friday. The team’s official presentation will take at the Gent track on January 12.

Cyclingnews will have further photo galleries, interviews and reports from the Etixx-QuickStep training camp later today.