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Gallery: Peloton previews La Redoute

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Garmin-Sharp's Daniel Martin on La Redoute

Garmin-Sharp's Daniel Martin on La Redoute
(Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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BMC's Marcus Burghardt and Greg Van Avermaet

BMC's Marcus Burghardt and Greg Van Avermaet
(Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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RadioShack follows GreenEdge up La Redoute

RadioShack follows GreenEdge up La Redoute
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Cofidis tests out the climbing legs

Cofidis tests out the climbing legs
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Astana previews La Redoute

Astana previews La Redoute
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Liege-Bastogne-Liege: it's that way.

Liege-Bastogne-Liege: it's that way.
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A plaque marks the decisive climb of Liege-Bastogne-Liege, La Redoute

A plaque marks the decisive climb of Liege-Bastogne-Liege, La Redoute
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Lotto Belisol heads up La Redoute in training

Lotto Belisol heads up La Redoute in training
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BMC tests the climb with world champion Philippe Gilbert

BMC tests the climb with world champion Philippe Gilbert
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Cannondale will line up with Moreno Moser as an outside contender

Cannondale will line up with Moreno Moser as an outside contender
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Nicolas Roche and Oliver Zaugg (Saxo-Tinkoff)

Nicolas Roche and Oliver Zaugg (Saxo-Tinkoff)
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Daniel Moreno (Katusha) gets ready for Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Daniel Moreno (Katusha) gets ready for Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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RadioShack-Leopard previews La Redoute

RadioShack-Leopard previews La Redoute
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Orica-GreenEdge gets a feel for La Redoute in training

Orica-GreenEdge gets a feel for La Redoute in training
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Lampre-Merida provides a neon bright spot on a grey day on La Redoute

Lampre-Merida provides a neon bright spot on a grey day on La Redoute
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Lotto Belisol trains for Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Lotto Belisol trains for Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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BMC is hoping to get Philippe Gilbert another win in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

BMC is hoping to get Philippe Gilbert another win in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Team Sky stays together on La Redoute in training

Team Sky stays together on La Redoute in training
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Omega Pharma-Quickstep mixes it up on La Redoute

Omega Pharma-Quickstep mixes it up on La Redoute
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Some locals mixed in with the Cannondale team

Some locals mixed in with the Cannondale team
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Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff)

Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff)
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Ryder Hesjedal looking strong on La Redoute

Ryder Hesjedal looking strong on La Redoute
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Garmin-Sharp tackles La Redoute in training

Garmin-Sharp tackles La Redoute in training
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Euskaltel-Euskadi on La Redoute

Euskaltel-Euskadi on La Redoute
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Movistar and Katusha climb La Redoute

Movistar and Katusha climb La Redoute
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Alajendro Valverde is raced to the top by journalist Davide Cassani

Alajendro Valverde is raced to the top by journalist Davide Cassani
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AG2R La Mondiale has a race favourite in Carlos Betancur

AG2R La Mondiale has a race favourite in Carlos Betancur
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The bovines judge the form of the RadioShack-Leopard riders

The bovines judge the form of the RadioShack-Leopard riders
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The Spring Classics wrap up with Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday, and the riders who will toe the line in La Doyenne stretched their legs on one of the most decisive climbs of the race, La Redoute, in training today. 

The storied ascent has been the site of many race-winning attacks, and it's quite possible that one of the gentlemen pictured in our gallery felt a special lightness - the perfect blend of fitness and freshness - that will propel them to victory here on Sunday.

Can you tell from these photos who is feeling tranquillo and who might be concerned that they won't be able to follow the moves when the hammer drops?