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Gallery: Liquigas-Cannondale camp

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Moreno Moser is a new addition to the team

Moreno Moser is a new addition to the team
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Paolo Longo gets ready to lead his team on the hike

Paolo Longo gets ready to lead his team on the hike
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Ted King makes a getaway attempt

Ted King makes a getaway attempt
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Fabio Sabatini puts in an effort on the mountain bike

Fabio Sabatini puts in an effort on the mountain bike
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Kristijan Koren hoofs it up the hill

Kristijan Koren hoofs it up the hill
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Stefano Agostini limbers up

Stefano Agostini limbers up
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Nibali and Basso plot a route to the nearest coffee stop

Nibali and Basso plot a route to the nearest coffee stop
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Nibali and Basso take time out to pose for the press corp

Nibali and Basso take time out to pose for the press corp
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Riders cool off after a tough day

Riders cool off after a tough day
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Vincenzo Nibali shows off his table football skills

Vincenzo Nibali shows off his table football skills
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Peter Sagan, Daniel Oss and Elia Viviani bake in the sauna

Peter Sagan, Daniel Oss and Elia Viviani bake in the sauna
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Riders set out on a day of orienteering

Riders set out on a day of orienteering
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Ivan Basso tries out mountain biking

Ivan Basso tries out mountain biking
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The week long camp was a chance for new and old riders to catch up

The week long camp was a chance for new and old riders to catch up
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Limbering up for the evening’s disco

Limbering up for the evening’s disco
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Basso will be looking to win a third grand tour next year

Basso will be looking to win a third grand tour next year
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Daniel Oss showing off

Daniel Oss showing off
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Basso shows off his skills off-road

Basso shows off his skills off-road
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Peter Sagan had a stellar year in 2011 and will be looking for more in 2012

Peter Sagan had a stellar year in 2011 and will be looking for more in 2012
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Nibali and Basso talk tactics and directions

Nibali and Basso talk tactics and directions
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Ivan Basso completing his core strength training

Ivan Basso completing his core strength training
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Passo San Pellegrino

Passo San Pellegrino
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Bodnar relaxes in the pool

Bodnar relaxes in the pool
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A blindfolded Nibali heading in the wrong direction

A blindfolded Nibali heading in the wrong direction
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A morning meeting ahead of their activities

A morning meeting ahead of their activities
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Nibali taking time out

Nibali taking time out
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Nibali heads a running group

Nibali heads a running group
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The riders are split up into groups

The riders are split up into groups
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Daniel Oss isn't allowed out until he's done his homework

Daniel Oss isn't allowed out until he's done his homework
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That can't be good for you

That can't be good for you
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Ivan Basso will again lead the team in stage races

Ivan Basso will again lead the team in stage races
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Daniel Oss (Liquigas Cannondale)

Daniel Oss (Liquigas Cannondale)
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The European road season may have only closed a few weeks ago but that hasn’t stopped Liquigas-Cannondale from holding their first team camp ahead of the 2012 campaign.

The Italian squad gathered at Passo San Pellegrino, Italy for a week-long camp. Although there was little in the way of training, the riders were still put through their paces with typical ‘off-season activities’ such as orienteering, games, and general team bonding.

Ivan Basso and Vincenzo Nibali, both of who weren’t able to match their grand tour performances of 2010 – Basso won the Giro while Nibali the Vuelta - will go into the 2012 season with points to prove.