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Gallery: Tour de San Luis team presentation

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Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

Nairo Quintana (Movistar)
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Dancers gave the presentation a South American flavour

Dancers gave the presentation a South American flavour
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Italian national coach Davide Cassani shows off the Italian jersey

Italian national coach Davide Cassani shows off the Italian jersey
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Colombia team has a new jersey for 2015

The Colombia team has a new jersey for 2015
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The Italian national team shows off its colours

The Italian national team shows off its colours
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Michał Kwiatkowski was given a special welcome

Michał Kwiatkowski was given a special welcome
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Lampre-Merida team includes Pozzato and Modolo

The Lampre-Merida team includes Pozzato and Modolo
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Movistar is on stage

Movistar is on stage
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Nippo - Vini Fantini team

The Nippo - Vini Fantini team
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The presentation ended with fireworks and a huge cheer from the crowd

The presentation ended with fireworks and a huge cheer from the crowd
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The presentation was marked by a acrobatic cabaret show

The presentation was marked by a acrobatic cabaret show
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The riders took centre stage in the dark

The riders took centre stage in the dark
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The dancers performed above the riders

The dancers performed above the riders
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The dancers entertain the crowd

The dancers entertain the crowd
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Luca Paolini was a late call up for Katusha

Luca Paolini was a late call up for Katusha
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World champion Michał Kwiatkowski waves to the crowd

World champion Michał Kwiatkowski waves to the crowd
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Novo Nordisk shows their 2015 jersey on stage

Novo Nordisk shows their 2015 jersey on stage
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The Etixx team is on stage

The Etixx team is on stage
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The Etixx riders pose for a selfie-style photo

The Etixx riders pose for a selfie-style photo
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Few races have such a spectacualr presentation

Few races have such a spectacualr presentation
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

The Tour de San Luis kicks off in Argentina on Monday, with the riders tackling an 186km stage from Sal Luis to Villa Mercedes. The evening before the race, the riders attended the spectacular team presentation in San Luis and were just part of the show with music, dancers and fireworks entertaining a huge crowd.

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) was one of the stars of the show. He returns to the race seeking a second consecutive overall victory, while world champion Michal Kwiatkowski is part of a strong Etixx-QuickStep team that also includes Mark Cavendish. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar), Carlos Betancur (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) and Dani Moreno (Katusha) are among the star names on show.

Cyclingnews will have complete coverage of the race, with race reports, photo galleries and exclusive news and interviews.

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