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Gallery: RadioShack-Nissan-Trek undergoes threshold testing

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Chris Horner having his test

Chris Horner having his test
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Chris Horner is one of the most experiened riders on the team

Chris Horner is one of the most experiened riders on the team
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The riders' blood samples are taken

The riders' blood samples are taken
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The riders' blood samples are taken

The riders' blood samples are taken
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Haimar Zubeldia

Haimar Zubeldia
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Chris Horner will be looking to win the Tour of California again

Chris Horner will be looking to win the Tour of California again
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Veteran Haimar Zubeldia

Veteran Haimar Zubeldia
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The riders were testing on their first day at their camp

The riders were testing on their first day at their camp
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Andy Schleck is shown his data

Andy Schleck is shown his data
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Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner
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Dirk Demol stays on the team and will be a key part of their season

Dirk Demol stays on the team and will be a key part of their season
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Former Paris-Roubaix winner Dirk Demol watches on

Former Paris-Roubaix winner Dirk Demol watches on
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Trek supply the team's bikes

Trek supply the team's bikes
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Ben King being tested

Ben King being tested
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Andy Schleck is watched closely

Andy Schleck is watched closely
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Tour de France contender Andy Schleck

Tour de France contender Andy Schleck
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Tour de France contender Andy Schleck

Tour de France contender Andy Schleck
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America's Ben King

America's Ben King
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The Leopard O remains on the kit

The Leopard O remains on the kit
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The riders will be on Trek Madone bikes

The riders will be on Trek Madone bikes
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Monfort on the rollers

Monfort on the rollers
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Ben King is tested

Ben King is tested
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Haimar Zubeldia and Andy Schleck

Haimar Zubeldia and Andy Schleck
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Chris Horner pushes himself

Chris Horner pushes himself
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Monfort and Andy Schleck are put through their paces

Monfort and Andy Schleck are put through their paces
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RadioShack-Nissan-Trek's season swung into action on Friday when the team was presented to the media in Luxembourg. The live televised event saw the team's stars unveil their new team kit with the Schlecks, Fabian Cancellara and Chris Horner amongst those that outlined their goals for 2012.

The morning after and the team jetted to Mallorca, Spain, for its second training camp of the last few months. Day one involved a series of tests including threshold testing. Dr Luca Guercilena set the test up. The riders were asked to push 100 watts before additional 40 watts were added at certain intervals.

“A test like this determines the physical condition of the riders. It allows us to study the progress they have made since the training camp in Calpe. The point of such a test is to see where the rider is individually, not in comparison with the others riders. We don’t use this data for race selection, as there are so many other strategical factors that come in play," Guercilena said.