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Gallery: Belkin training on new Bianchi bikes

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Mollema and Kelderman set the pace on the front

Mollema and Kelderman set the pace on the front
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Lars Boom tests out the limits of his new bike

Lars Boom tests out the limits of his new bike
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Belkin will be riding Bianchi's in 2014

Belkin will be riding Bianchi's in 2014
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The Belkin squad made use of the warm climate for their December training camp

The Belkin squad made use of the warm climate for their December training camp
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Robert Gesink (closest) rises out of the saddle as he takes on the Spanish hills

Robert Gesink (closest) rises out of the saddle as he takes on the Spanish hills
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Mollema and Kelderman set the pace on the front of the group

Mollema and Kelderman set the pace on the front of the group
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by Guoqiang SongTour of Hainan

by Guoqiang SongTour of Hainan
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Bauke Mollema will co-lead the team in the Tour de France

Bauke Mollema will co-lead the team in the Tour de France
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Team leader Robert Gesink on his new Bianchi road bike. He has ridden on Colnago and Giant in the past,

Team leader Robert Gesink on his new Bianchi road bike. He has ridden on Colnago and Giant in the past,
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The Dutch WorldTour team had nearly 40 wins in 2013

The Dutch WorldTour team had nearly 40 wins in 2013
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Robert Gesink will be hoping to ride off the front at the Tour de France this year

Robert Gesink will be hoping to ride off the front at the Tour de France this year
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The Belkin team retain their green and black kit for this season

The Belkin team retain their green and black kit for this season
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Team Belkin take in the sun on the south coast of Spain

Team Belkin take in the sun on the south coast of Spain
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Snow lines the sides of the roads as the riders start to climb

Snow lines the sides of the roads as the riders start to climb
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A quick pit-stop for sprinter Theo Bos

A quick pit-stop for sprinter Theo Bos
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Mollema will be looking to improve on his 2013 Tour de France performance this year

Mollema will be looking to improve on his 2013 Tour de France performance this year
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Team Belkin take in the sun on the south coast of Spain

Team Belkin take in the sun on the south coast of Spain
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Team Belkin take in the sun on the south coast of Spain

Team Belkin take in the sun on the south coast of Spain
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Robert Gesink leads a select group of riders on a descent

Robert Gesink leads a select group of riders on a descent
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The Belkin team retain their green and black kit for this season

The Belkin team retain their green and black kit for this season
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Classics rider and time triallist Lars Boom

Classics rider and time triallist Lars Boom
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Team Belkin take in the sun on the south coast of Spain

Team Belkin take in the sun on the south coast of Spain
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It was a far more settled and calm mood at this winter's Team Belkin training camp on the south coast of Spain. Twelve months on from the sponsorshop woes following Rabobank's speedy departure from the sport, the only Dutch WorldTour squad were in the position of looking back over a year of success - with over 35 wins - as they planned their assault on the coming year.

The team gathered in Alicante, Spain, for a nearly two-weeks of training and planning in late December with one of the main emphasises on testing out their new bikes. Giant, who had supplied the team for a number of seasons were replaced with the Italy's legendary Bianchi brand taking over.

Luckily for the team the weather held out for most of the camp, so the likes of Tour de France leaders Robert Gesink and Bauke Mollema could enjoy some dry, warm weather training.