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Gallery: Synergy Baku training in Spain

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Dennis van Winden (left) aims to play a pivotal role in leading out sprinter Max Averin

Dennis van Winden (left) aims to play a pivotal role in leading out sprinter Max Averin
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Pat McQuaid was a special guest of son David McQuaid, the team manager

Pat McQuaid was a special guest of son David McQuaid, the team manager
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Samir Jabrayilov and Alex Pliuschin

Samir Jabrayilov and Alex Pliuschin
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Max Averin and Elchin Asadov try on jerseys for size

Max Averin and Elchin Asadov try on jerseys for size
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Austrian Markus Eibegger, who had two wins for the team in 2014

Austrian Markus Eibegger, who had two wins for the team in 2014
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Sprinter Max Averin (right) will lead the team in many races

Sprinter Max Averin (right) will lead the team in many races
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No question as to which nationality this team is!

No question as to which nationality this team is!
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Synergy Baku Cycling Project for 2015

Synergy Baku Cycling Project for 2015
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Synergy Baku Cycling training camp in Spain

Synergy Baku Cycling training camp in Spain
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Team manager David McQuaid addresses the team

Team manager David McQuaid addresses the team
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Stacks of t-shirts and polo shirts waiting to be distributed

Stacks of t-shirts and polo shirts waiting to be distributed
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The helmet for Azeri national champion Elchin Asadov

The helmet for Azeri national champion Elchin Asadov
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Ever the professional, Max Averin pays attention to every detail

Ever the professional, Max Averin pays attention to every detail
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Aqshin Ismayilov has his sights set on the MTB race at the European games, but is still putting in road time

Aqshin Ismayilov has his sights set on the MTB race at the European games, but is still putting in road time
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Ioannis Tamouridis and Max Averin

Ioannis Tamouridis and Max Averin
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Jeremy Hunt and Andrej Hauptman help Ismail Iliasov with a puncture

Jeremy Hunt and Andrej Hauptman help Ismail Iliasov with a puncture
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DS Jeremy Hunt and Markus Eibegger chat

DS Jeremy Hunt and Markus Eibegger chat
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Mechanic Alan Dumic assembles a Fuji bike

Mechanic Alan Dumic assembles a Fuji bike
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Ismail Iliasov and Enver Asanov listen to mechanics Massimo Demarin and Alan Dumic, while Ioannis Tamouridis gets ready

Ismail Iliasov and Enver Asanov listen to mechanics Massimo Demarin and Alan Dumic, while Ioannis Tamouridis gets ready
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Dennis van Winden, Ioannis Tamouridis, Enver Asadov and Ismail Iliasov take off on the first ride of training camp

Dennis van Winden, Ioannis Tamouridis, Enver Asadov and Ismail Iliasov take off on the first ride of training camp
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Alex Surutkovych and Azeri national champion Elchin Asadov

Alex Surutkovych and Azeri national champion Elchin Asadov
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The Synergy Baku Cycling Project is heading into its third year as a Continental team with the goal of qualifying Azerbaijan for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The team is currently holding their training camp in Calpe, Spain, with the riders putting in time on the climbs surrounding the Spanish coast.

A guest at the camp was former UCI President Pat McQuaid, father of team manager David McQuaid.

“Everyone is highly motivated and looking forward to a good and successful season,” the younger McQuaid said. “The guys are coming into good form, and newcomers and old hands alike are eager for the racing to start.”

Synergy Baku Cycling Project for 2015: Elgun Alizada (Aze), Elchin Asadov (Aze), Enver Asanov (Aze), Maksym Averin (Aze), Markus Eibegger (Aut), Ismail Iliasov (Aze), Tural Isgandarov (Aze), Aqshin Ismayilov (Aze), Samir Jabrayilov (Aze), Matej Mugerli (Slo), Alexandr Pliuschin (Mol), Aleksandr Surutkovych (Ukr), Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre), Dennis van Winden (Ned).

To view the Synergy Baku Cycling Project team training camp gallery please click here.