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Etixx-QuickStep meet for first training camp of 2016 - Gallery

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The team rides together

The team rides together
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Marcel Kittel swaps the cycling kit for the suit

Marcel Kittel swaps the cycling kit for the suit
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Niki Terpstra and his 2016 bike

Niki Terpstra and his 2016 bike
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Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep)

Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep)
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A mechanice gives a bike a wash

A mechanice gives a bike a wash
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Drinks are prepared for a training ride

Drinks are prepared for a training ride
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Marcel Kittel strikes a pose during a photo shoot

Marcel Kittel strikes a pose during a photo shoot
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The riders get a team photo

The riders get a team photo
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Checking out the photos

Checking out the photos
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Tom Boonen has a laugh on stage

Tom Boonen has a laugh on stage
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Marcel Kittel stands arond

Marcel Kittel stands arond
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Stijn Vandenbergh (Etixx-QuickStep)

Stijn Vandenbergh (Etixx-QuickStep)
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Dan Martin with his new teammates

Dan Martin with his new teammates
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The Etixx-QuickStep team head out for a training ride

The Etixx-QuickStep team head out for a training ride
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Niki Terpstra and Marcel Kittel have fun in a sprint

Niki Terpstra and Marcel Kittel have fun in a sprint
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The Etixx-QuickStep team on a training ride

The Etixx-QuickStep team on a training ride
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Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep)

Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep)
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Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep)

Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep)
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The riders after their obligatory pillow fight shot

The riders after their obligatory pillow fight shot
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Niki Terpstra checks out his handlebars

Niki Terpstra checks out his handlebars
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The team work on their cores

The team work on their cores
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Team exercises

Team exercises
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Iljo Keisse has fun with some leeks

Iljo Keisse has fun with some leeks
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Gianni Meersman takes a break

Gianni Meersman takes a break
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The whole team poses

The whole team poses
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Tony Martin and Martin Kittel

Tony Martin and Martin Kittel
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The 2016 Etixx-QuickStep team

The 2016 Etixx-QuickStep team
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The Etixx-QuickStep team take a photo

The Etixx-QuickStep team take a photo
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The riders relax

The riders relax
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Marcel Kittel does some core work

Marcel Kittel does some core work
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Etixx-QuckStep soigneur Steven Vrancken

Etixx-QuckStep soigneur Steven Vrancken
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Tom Boonen gets his leg stretched out

Tom Boonen gets his leg stretched out
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Tom Boonen relaxes during a massage

Tom Boonen relaxes during a massage
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Tom Boonen working on his core

Tom Boonen working on his core
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Some core work for Tom Boonen

Some core work for Tom Boonen
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Tom Boonen and Niki Terpstra have some fun during a photoshoot

Tom Boonen and Niki Terpstra have some fun during a photoshoot
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A mechanic cleans one of the bikes

A mechanic cleans one of the bikes
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Nikolas Maes serenades his teammates

Nikolas Maes serenades his teammates
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Some discarded tyres

Some discarded tyres
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Cleaning up

Cleaning up
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One of the riders does some work on the indoor trainer

One of the riders does some work on the indoor trainer
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Tony Martin does some testing

Tony Martin does some testing
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Tony Martin works with one of the trainers

Tony Martin works with one of the trainers
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Tony Martin

Tony Martin
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The team sits down to some food

The team sits down to some food
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Dinner for the team

Dinner for the team
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Taking a look at some of the team equipment for 2016

Taking a look at some of the team equipment for 2016
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Tom Boonen stretches out his leg

Tom Boonen stretches out his leg
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The Etixx-QuickStep team have met for their first training camp of the 2016 season. Showing off their new team kit, the riders, including new signings Marcel Kittel and Dan Martin, posed for photos.

The team is out in the Spanish town of Calpe, where they have held their January training camp for several years. It is the first gathering since the January 1 window, which allows all of the new riders to wear the team kit.

Team talisman Tom Boonen was in good form as he continues his recovery from a horrible crash in Abu Dhabi. Boonen remains confident that he will be able to ride the spring Classics later this year, but will have permanent hearing damage as a result of the crash.

During the training camp, the final preparations for the season ahead will be made along with training rides and core training sessions.

Cyclingnews will be heading to Calpe later this week to bring you interviews, pictures and video from the Etixx-QuickStep training camp.