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Gallery: Sunweb-Napoleon Games training camp

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Sunweb-Napoleon Games' star riders Klaas Vantornout and Kevin Pauwels enjoy some training time in Spain

Sunweb-Napoleon Games' star riders Klaas Vantornout and Kevin Pauwels enjoy some training time in Spain
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Belgium's 'cross champion Klaas Vantornout enjoys a moment of downtime at the Sunweb-Napoleon Games training camp in Calpe, Spain

Belgium's 'cross champion Klaas Vantornout enjoys a moment of downtime at the Sunweb-Napoleon Games training camp in Calpe, Spain
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Belgian 'cross champion Klaas Vantornout is easy to pick out amongst his Sunweb-Napoleon Games teammates

Belgian 'cross champion Klaas Vantornout is easy to pick out amongst his Sunweb-Napoleon Games teammates
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Sunweb-Napoleon Games riders are in Calpe, Spain for 10 days as part of a mid-season training camp.

Sunweb-Napoleon Games riders are in Calpe, Spain for 10 days as part of a mid-season training camp.
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Dominique Cornu, left, will trade in his Topsport Vlaanderen kit for that of Sunweb-Napoleon Games on January 1.

Dominique Cornu, left, will trade in his Topsport Vlaanderen kit for that of Sunweb-Napoleon Games on January 1.
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Current and future members of Sunweb-Napoleon Games put in the miles at a training camp in Calpe, Spain

Current and future members of Sunweb-Napoleon Games put in the miles at a training camp in Calpe, Spain
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With a brief lull on the cyclo-cross calendar, Sunweb-Napoleon Games headed to Calpe, Spain for a 10-day training camp

With a brief lull on the cyclo-cross calendar, Sunweb-Napoleon Games headed to Calpe, Spain for a 10-day training camp
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Sunweb-Napoleon Games team members are logging plenty of road miles at their Calpe, Spain training camp

Sunweb-Napoleon Games team members are logging plenty of road miles at their Calpe, Spain training camp
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Dieter and Michael Vanthourenhout will don Sunweb-Napoleon Games kit on January 1 when they officially join the team, but for now they're in the kit of current team BKCP-Powerplus

Dieter and Michael Vanthourenhout will don Sunweb-Napoleon Games kit on January 1 when they officially join the team, but for now they're in the kit of current team BKCP-Powerplus
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Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) enjoys sunshine and balmier weather in Calpe, Spain as his team conducts a mid-season training camp

Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) enjoys sunshine and balmier weather in Calpe, Spain as his team conducts a mid-season training camp
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Kevin Pauwels puts in some time on the 'cross bike with his Sunweb-Napoleon Games teammates at a mid-season training camp in Spain

Kevin Pauwels puts in some time on the 'cross bike with his Sunweb-Napoleon Games teammates at a mid-season training camp in Spain
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Belgian 'cross champion Klaas Vantornout welcomed the break from competition as his team trains in Spain for 10 days

Belgian 'cross champion Klaas Vantornout welcomed the break from competition as his team trains in Spain for 10 days
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Yorben Van Tichelt hams it up during a cyclo-cross session at the Sunweb-Napoleon Games camp in Calpe, Spain

Yorben Van Tichelt hams it up during a cyclo-cross session at the Sunweb-Napoleon Games camp in Calpe, Spain
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Belgian 'cross champion Klaas Vantornout leads his Sunweb-Napoleon Games teammates on a 'cross workout at the team's training camp in Calpe, Spain

Belgian 'cross champion Klaas Vantornout leads his Sunweb-Napoleon Games teammates on a 'cross workout at the team's training camp in Calpe, Spain
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The Sunweb-Napoleon Games 'cross team travelled to Calpe, Spain for a mid-season camp encompassing both road and 'cross workouts.

The Sunweb-Napoleon Games 'cross team travelled to Calpe, Spain for a mid-season camp encompassing both road and 'cross workouts.
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Klaas Vantornout, resplendent in his Belgian champion's kit, leads his teammates through a 'cross workout in Calpe, Spain

Klaas Vantornout, resplendent in his Belgian champion's kit, leads his teammates through a 'cross workout in Calpe, Spain
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Time to clean up after a 'cross session at the Sunweb-Napoleon Games training camp

Time to clean up after a 'cross session at the Sunweb-Napoleon Games training camp
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Kevin Pauwels in action during the Sunweb-Napoleon Games training camp in Spain

Kevin Pauwels in action during the Sunweb-Napoleon Games training camp in Spain
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Team manager Mario De Clercq gives instructions to current and future Sunweb-Napoleon Games team members at the squad's mid-season camp in Calpe, Spain

Team manager Mario De Clercq gives instructions to current and future Sunweb-Napoleon Games team members at the squad's mid-season camp in Calpe, Spain
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Dieter Vanthourenhout, currently of BKCP-Powerplus, will move to the Sunweb-Napoleon Games on January 1.

Dieter Vanthourenhout, currently of BKCP-Powerplus, will move to the Sunweb-Napoleon Games on January 1.
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Jim Aernouts, left, and Dieter Vanthourenhout get in come off-road training at the Sunweb-Napoleon Games camp in Calpe, Spain.

Jim Aernouts, left, and Dieter Vanthourenhout get in come off-road training at the Sunweb-Napoleon Games camp in Calpe, Spain.
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Jim Aernouts, Klaas Vantornout and Angelo De Clercq (L-R) in the midst of a cyclo-cross session at the Sunweb-Napeleon Games training camp

Jim Aernouts, Klaas Vantornout and Angelo De Clercq (L-R) in the midst of a cyclo-cross session at the Sunweb-Napeleon Games training camp
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Belgian 'cross champion Klaas Vantornout conducts an interview while at his team's training camp in Calpe, Spain

Belgian 'cross champion Klaas Vantornout conducts an interview while at his team's training camp in Calpe, Spain
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With no cyclo-cross races in Belgium or the Netherlands this coming weekend, the stars of the European cyclo-cross circuit have opted to head south to warmer climes for training camps commencing earlier this week and running through the latter portion of next week. While the Telenet-Fidea squad opted for the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, rival team Sunweb-Napoleon Games chose the coastal city of Calpe, Spain as their destination for a mid-season break.

"This is mostly a program of long-distance training on the road, but I will also include a few sessions in the woods," said Subweb-Napoleon Games team manager Mario De Clercq.

"This break comes just in time for many of our riders. Klaas Vantornout was looking forward to it, he even left a day earlier for Calpe. For Kevin Pauwels it is good that he can go someplace away from the stress. Gianni Vermeersch has been missing his explosiveness in recent 'cross races while Jim Aernouts still needs to build his base after his broken leg."

In addition to current team members, three of the squad's new signees for 2014 are also in attendance at the camp: Michael and Dieter Vanthourenhout plus Dominique Cornu.

The team will spend 10 days in Calpe, Spain and return home to Belgium next Thursday. Sunweb-Napoleon Games riders return to racing on Saturday, December 7, at the C1-rated Scheldecross race in Antwerp, Belgium.

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