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Gallery: Androni's European flank camp out

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The European arm of the Androni squad

The European arm of the Androni squad
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Only the European members of the team were at the camp in Cesenatico

Only the European members of the team were at the camp in Cesenatico
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Savio points out his favourite bike

Savio points out his favourite bike
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The team wrap up in the cold Italian conditions

The team wrap up in the cold Italian conditions
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Savio puts his arm around one rider after informing him he'll be riding six hours today

Savio puts his arm around one rider after informing him he'll be riding six hours today
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The Androni riders out training in Cesenatico, Italy

The Androni riders out training in Cesenatico, Italy
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The team form a double pace line

The team form a double pace line
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The Androni camp ran for 10 days

The Androni camp ran for 10 days
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The Androni team enjoy their first training camp ahead of the 2012 season

The Androni team enjoy their first training camp ahead of the 2012 season
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Savio tries to make all his riders feel welcome

Savio tries to make all his riders feel welcome
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The Androni camp ran for 10 days

The Androni camp ran for 10 days
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Riders from Geox and Ag2r have joined the Italian squad

Riders from Geox and Ag2r have joined the Italian squad
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Savio explains the team's training for the day

Savio explains the team's training for the day
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Savio will be hoping for another Giro invite for 2012

Savio will be hoping for another Giro invite for 2012
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The team enjoy their riding in Cesenatico

The team enjoy their riding in Cesenatico
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The Pro Continental Androni Giocattoli team held its first training camp ahead of the 2012 season last week in Cesenatico, Italy. 

Only the European riders attended the 10-day camp that ran from December 9 to 19, with the Colombian arm of the team remaining in South America and enjoying warmer climates.

The Italians Emanuele Sella, Roberto Ferrari, Omar Bertazzo, Riccardo Chiarini, Alessandro De Marchi, Giairo Ermeti and Antonio Santoro attended, along with new signings Fabio Felline, Salvatore Mancuso and Antonino Parrinello and the young Spanish rider Francisco Moreno.

The camp coincided with team boss Gianni Savio being acquitted of providing his riders with doping products.

"I am happy to have been fully acquitted by the Law Court of Massa and I want to underline that when CONI submit me to the National Antidoping Court they did not know the content of the documents – that I have now sent – I had presented to the Judge to prove the complete unreliability of my accusers and their repeated false testimony given under oath.

"Such documents have been collected through long and meticulous investigations, thank to which the Judge has fully acquitted me," he told Cyclingnews.

Androni Giocattoli is hoping to contest the 2012 Giro d'Italia.