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Gallery: Bakelants and Vanendert test TT positions

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Jelle Vanendert warming up the time trial rig

Jelle Vanendert warming up the time trial rig
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Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Nissan) used to ride at the Lotto team

Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Nissan) used to ride at the Lotto team
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Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Nissan) makes use of the track time to dial in his position

Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Nissan) makes use of the track time to dial in his position
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Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol) talks with the technical staff as he aims to improve him time trial position

Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol) talks with the technical staff as he aims to improve him time trial position
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Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol) gets ready for another set of laps on the Gent track

Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol) gets ready for another set of laps on the Gent track
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Jelle Vanendert and Jan Bakelants catch up

Jelle Vanendert and Jan Bakelants catch up
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Sensors are applied to riders to monitor their behaviour on the bike

Sensors are applied to riders to monitor their behaviour on the bike
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Jelle Vanendert’s consistency against the clock was put under scrutiny

Jelle Vanendert’s consistency against the clock was put under scrutiny
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Jelle Vanendert in full flight on his Ridley time trial machine

Jelle Vanendert in full flight on his Ridley time trial machine
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Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Nissan) also stopped by the track for some testing

Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Nissan) also stopped by the track for some testing
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Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol) on the Gent track

Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol) on the Gent track
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The off-season is generally a time of relaxation and rest for professional riders. However it's also an opportunity for the peloton to individually seek out new technologies, equipment and other legitimate advantages.

On Friday, Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Nissan) and Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol Team) hit the velodrome in Gent, armed with their respective time trial machines and a support staff from Energy Lab trained to improve their time positions on the bike.