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Gallery: Behind the scenes with BMC at Paris-Nice

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Daniel Oss (Team BMC) on the massage table

Daniel Oss (Team BMC) on the massage table
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Daniel Oss has his massage after stage 6 from Manosque to Nice

Daniel Oss has his massage after stage 6 from Manosque to Nice
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Daniel Oss is one of the first riders on the massage table

Daniel Oss is one of the first riders on the massage table
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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The team masseur gets to work on Oss's legs

The team masseur gets to work on Oss's legs
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Daniel Oss (BMC) on the massage table

Daniel Oss (BMC) on the massage table
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Daniel Oss (BMC) on the massage table

Daniel Oss (BMC) on the massage table
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Riders typicaly have a massage after each stage

Riders typicaly have a massage after each stage
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Tejay van Garderen makes his way through the hotel lobby

Tejay van Garderen makes his way through the hotel lobby
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Tejay van Garderen heads up to his room after a difficult stage at Paris-Nice

Tejay van Garderen heads up to his room after a difficult stage at Paris-Nice
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Brent Bookwalter leads the riders into the hotel

Brent Bookwalter leads the riders into the hotel
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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The BMC mechanics begin work on the riders' bikes

The BMC mechanics begin work on the riders' bikes
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The BMC bikes are cleaned after each stage

The BMC bikes are cleaned after each stage
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The BMC bikes are cleaned after each stage

The BMC bikes are cleaned after each stage
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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The BMC bikes are cleaned after each stage

The BMC bikes are cleaned after each stage
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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BMC's lead mechanic starts work on Amaël Moinard's road bike

BMC's lead mechanic starts work on Amaël Moinard's road bike
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Dominik Nerz is greeted by the team's press officer

Dominik Nerz is greeted by the team's press officer
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Each team bike is stripped down and built up again for the next stage

Each team bike is stripped down and built up again for the next stage
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Daniel Oss (Team BMC) on the massage table

Daniel Oss (Team BMC) on the massage table
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Brent Bookwalter makes his way into the hotel after a tough stage

Brent Bookwalter makes his way into the hotel after a tough stage
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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The team arrives at their hotel

The team arrives at their hotel
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Van Garderen, Brent Bookwalter and Mathias Frank

Van Garderen, Brent Bookwalter and Mathias Frank
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Van Garderen, Brent Bookwalter and Mathias Frank

Van Garderen, Brent Bookwalter and Mathias Frank
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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The BMC chief prepares the evening meals for the team

The BMC chief prepares the evening meals for the team
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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The team mechanics have a busy evening ahead of them after a long stage and transfer

The team mechanics have a busy evening ahead of them after a long stage and transfer
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World road race champion Philippe Gilbert (Team BMC)

World road race champion Philippe Gilbert (Team BMC)
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The team mechanics' tools

The team mechanics' tools
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Amaël Moinard's bike was one of the first to be worked on

Amaël Moinard's bike was one of the first to be worked on
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Amaël Moinard's bike was one of the first to be worked on

Amaël Moinard's bike was one of the first to be worked on
(Image credit: Peter Goding)
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Moinard's bike is checked after a long stage to Nice

Moinard's bike is checked after a long stage to Nice
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Team press office Sean Weide check his emails

Team press office Sean Weide check his emails
(Image credit: Peter Goding)

Photographer Peter Goding was granted exclusive behind the scenes access to BMC post-race protocol after stage 6 of Paris-Nice.

The stage was won by Sylvain Chavanel with BMC’s world champion Philippe Gilbert having to settle for second place. While the majority of the BMC riders showered and changed on the team bus after the finish Gilbert headed to the hotel as soon as he crossed the line, cycling the 12 kilometres with a couple of teammates.

Goding’s fly on the wall photography carried on as the rest of the riders arrived in the hotel, had dinner and then made their way onto the massage table. Outside, the team mechanics worked long into the to night, preparing the bikes for the final day's individual time trial

You can see the image gallery, right here.