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Gallery: Sagan, Nibali and more gather for Abu Dhabi Tour

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Peter Sagan takes a closer look at his new paint job

Peter Sagan takes a closer look at his new paint job
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Vincenzo Nibali gets out onto the Yas Marina circuit

Vincenzo Nibali gets out onto the Yas Marina circuit
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen and Mark Cavendish

Tom Boonen and Mark Cavendish
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Boonen, Cavendish, Gilbert and Valverde

Boonen, Cavendish, Gilbert and Valverde
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Marcel Kittel and Peter Sagan

Marcel Kittel and Peter Sagan
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Riders gather before the Abu Dhabi Tour opening press conference

Riders gather before the Abu Dhabi Tour opening press conference
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen

Tom Boonen
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Abu Dhabi Tour opening press conference

The Abu Dhabi Tour opening press conference
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Riders pose before the Abu Dhabi Tour opening press conference

Riders pose before the Abu Dhabi Tour opening press conference
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The Abu Dhabi Tour press conference

The Abu Dhabi Tour press conference
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The Abu Dhabi presentation venue

The Abu Dhabi presentation venue
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The Abu Dhabi presentation venue

The Abu Dhabi presentation venue
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Riders are dwarfed by the F1 venue

Riders are dwarfed by the F1 venue
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabio Aru (Astana)

Fabio Aru (Astana)
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabio Aru is interviewed by Cyclingnews

Fabio Aru is interviewed by Cyclingnews
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Giant-Alpecin visit the Giant store in Abu Dhabi

Giant-Alpecin visit the Giant store in Abu Dhabi
(Image credit: Team Giant-Alpecin)
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The key riders gather out on track

The key riders gather out on track
(Image credit: Movistar Team)
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Diego Ulissi takes a selfie of himself and his teammates outside their garage

Diego Ulissi takes a selfie of himself and his teammates outside their garage
(Image credit: Lampre-Merida)
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Team Sky inspect their pit garage

Team Sky inspect their pit garage
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Peter Sagan and his brother Juraj check out something on his phone

Peter Sagan and his brother Juraj check out something on his phone
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Peter Sagan gets ready to roll out with his Tinkoff-Saxo team

Peter Sagan gets ready to roll out with his Tinkoff-Saxo team
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Team Sky wait outside their pit box on the Yas Marina track

Team Sky wait outside their pit box on the Yas Marina track
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Team Colombia walk out of the hotel

Team Colombia walk out of the hotel
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Vincenzo Nibali and Andrea Guardini

Vincenzo Nibali and Andrea Guardini
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Former teammates Peter Sagan and Vincenzo Nibali

Former teammates Peter Sagan and Vincenzo Nibali
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Elia Viviani heads out towards the circuit

Elia Viviani heads out towards the circuit
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Team Colombia out training

Team Colombia out training
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Peter Sagan relaxes in his rainbow stripes

Peter Sagan relaxes in his rainbow stripes
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Peter Sagan and the Tinkoff-Saxo team out training

Peter Sagan and the Tinkoff-Saxo team out training
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The heat is soaring out in Abu Dhabi

The heat is soaring out in Abu Dhabi
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Tinkoff-Saxo take to the roads of Abu Dhabi

Tinkoff-Saxo take to the roads of Abu Dhabi
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Normally reserved for the F1 teams, the riders get to use the pit garages at the Yas Marina circuit

Normally reserved for the F1 teams, the riders get to use the pit garages at the Yas Marina circuit
(Image credit: Mark Cavendish)

It has been a whirlwind few days for many in the peloton. After Il Lombardia at the weekend, riders were rushed off to the Giro d'Italia presentation on Monday. A day later and they’ve been checking out the Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit ahead of the Abu Dhabi Tour.

There was plenty of excitement among the peloton as they explored the pit area where the teams would be based.

Newly crowned World Champion Peter Sagan got his first chance to ride in his rainbow jersey with his newly painted Specialized. Vincenzo Nibali was also present, two days after his solo victory at Il Lombardia.

Despite not racing, race ambassador Mark Cavendish was also on hand to pose for, and take, a few photos.

The Abu Dhabi Tour takes place between October 8 to 11.