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Gallery: Vuelta a España teams presented

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Nairo Quintana backstage at the team presentaiton

Nairo Quintana backstage at the team presentaiton
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Katusha's Jouquin Rodriguez and Dani Moreno

Katusha's Jouquin Rodriguez and Dani Moreno
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Carlos Betancur (Ag2r)

Carlos Betancur (Ag2r)
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Movistar are presented to the crowd

Movistar are presented to the crowd
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Chris Froome and Team Sky

Chris Froome and Team Sky
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Lampre-Merida on stage

Lampre-Merida on stage
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Sammy Sanchez during the team presentation

Sammy Sanchez during the team presentation
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Trek Factory Racing at the presentation

Trek Factory Racing at the presentation
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Giant-Shimano wave to the crowd

Giant-Shimano wave to the crowd
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Team Saxo-Tinkoff is presented

Team Saxo-Tinkoff is presented
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FDJ.fr get ready to leave the team presentation

FDJ.fr get ready to leave the team presentation
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Alberto Contador and Tinkoff-Saxo at the team presentation

Alberto Contador and Tinkoff-Saxo at the team presentation
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Estaban Chaves and Orica-GreenEge leave the team presentation

Estaban Chaves and Orica-GreenEge leave the team presentation
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Fabio Aru (Astana)

Fabio Aru (Astana)
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Nairo Quintana is focused on winning a second grand tour in 2014

Nairo Quintana is focused on winning a second grand tour in 2014
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Chris Froome is all smiles

Chris Froome is all smiles
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Alberto Contador high-fiving his fans

Alberto Contador high-fiving his fans
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Chris Froome and his Team Sky teammates

Chris Froome and his Team Sky teammates
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Orica-GreenEdge at the team presentation

Orica-GreenEdge at the team presentation
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Cannondale on stage at the team presentation

Cannondale on stage at the team presentation
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MTN-Qhubeka's Manel Lacambra and Jens Zemke enjoing the team presentation

MTN-Qhubeka's Manel Lacambra and Jens Zemke enjoing the team presentation
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South African champion Louis Meintjes rolling to the team presentation

South African champion Louis Meintjes rolling to the team presentation
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MTN-Qhubeka make its grand tour debut at the Vuelta

MTN-Qhubeka make its grand tour debut at the Vuelta
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La Vuelta...

La Vuelta...
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Chris Froome and Team Sky

Chris Froome and Team Sky
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Omega Pharma-Quick Step

Omega Pharma-Quick Step
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No forgetting which race is on

No forgetting which race is on
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Jurgen van den Broeck leads his Lotto-Belisol teammates to the presentation

Jurgen van den Broeck leads his Lotto-Belisol teammates to the presentation
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Cadel Evans and his BMC team

Cadel Evans and his BMC team
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Peter Sagan and his Cannondale teammates ride off from the team presentation

Peter Sagan and his Cannondale teammates ride off from the team presentation
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Peter Sagan (Cannondale)

Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
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Carlos Betancur (Ag2r-La Mondiale)

Carlos Betancur (Ag2r-La Mondiale)
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Garmin-Sharp's turn at the team presentation

Garmin-Sharp's turn at the team presentation
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Garmin-Sharp

Garmin-Sharp
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Dani Navarro and Cofidis at the team presentation

Dani Navarro and Cofidis at the team presentation
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IAM Cycling is makings its Vuelta debut

IAM Cycling is makings its Vuelta debut
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IAM Cycling at the team presentation

IAM Cycling at the team presentation
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Mikel Landa and Astana

Mikel Landa and Astana
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Astana on stage at the team presentation

Astana on stage at the team presentation
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Robert Gesink and Belkin riding to the team presentation

Robert Gesink and Belkin riding to the team presentation
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Belkin are hoping Robert Gesink will finish high up on GC

Belkin are hoping Robert Gesink will finish high up on GC
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Belkin presented to the crowd

Belkin presented to the crowd
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Fabian Cancellara and Trek leave the presentation

Fabian Cancellara and Trek leave the presentation
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Giant-Shimano leaving the team presentation

Giant-Shimano leaving the team presentation
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Rigberto Uran is interviewed

Rigberto Uran is interviewed
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Team Katusha is presented

Team Katusha is presented
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Joaquim Rodriguez is interviewed.

Joaquim Rodriguez is interviewed.
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Alberto Contador is interviewed

Alberto Contador is interviewed
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Alberto Contador is interviewed

Alberto Contador is interviewed
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Team Saxo-Tinkoff is presented

Team Saxo-Tinkoff is presented
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Team Saxo-Tinkoff is presented

Team Saxo-Tinkoff is presented
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Team Europcar is presented

Team Europcar is presented
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Team Europcar is presented

Team Europcar is presented
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Rigberto Uran is interviewed

Rigberto Uran is interviewed
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Omega Pharma Quick Step is presented

Omega Pharma Quick Step is presented
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Team Katusha is presented

Team Katusha is presented
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FDJ being led away by Thibaut Pinot and Nacer Bouhanni

FDJ being led away by Thibaut Pinot and Nacer Bouhanni
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Rigoberto Uran answers question from the press

Rigoberto Uran answers question from the press
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Nairo Quintana answering questions from the media

Nairo Quintana answering questions from the media
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Europcar leave the team presentation

Europcar leave the team presentation
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Garmin-Sharp is presented

Garmin-Sharp is presented
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Alberto Contador rolls past fans

Alberto Contador rolls past fans
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Team Saxo-Tinkoff is presented

Team Saxo-Tinkoff is presented
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Team Katusha is presented

Team Katusha is presented
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Team Katusha is presented

Team Katusha is presented
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Alberto Contador was still showing signs of injury

Alberto Contador was still showing signs of injury
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Team Europcar is presented

Team Europcar is presented
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The 2014 Vuelta a España team presentation was held in Jerez, Spain on Friday evening. This year is the 69th edition of the grand tour which starts with a team time trial in Jerez today and finishes in Santiago de Compostela with a 9.7km individual time trial on September 14

The 22 teams competing in the Vuelta were all accounted for at the team presentation as were the the overall favoutires for the race, Chris Froome (Team Sky), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) and the Movistar duo of Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana.

Check out the related gallery or read the preview to find out more about the coming action.