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Gallery: Whole Athlete/Specialized Team trains at Northern California camp

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The Whole Athlete-Specialized trains while at team camp

The Whole Athlete-Specialized trains while at team camp
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Cypress Gorry (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Cypress Gorry (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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Jacob Albrecht (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Jacob Albrecht (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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Sean Bennett (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Sean Bennett (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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Cole Avery (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Cole Avery (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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Neilson Powless (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Neilson Powless (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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Haley Batten (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Haley Batten (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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Veda Gerasimek (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Veda Gerasimek (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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Silas Blunk (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Silas Blunk (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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Christopher Blevins (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Christopher Blevins (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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Zach Peterson (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Zach Peterson (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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Casey Williams (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Casey Williams (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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Mike Mace (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Mike Mace (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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The Whole Athlete-Specialized Team

The Whole Athlete-Specialized Team
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The Whole Athlete-Specialized Team

The Whole Athlete-Specialized Team
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Jacob Albrecht (Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Jacob Albrecht (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
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The team trains along the California coast.

The team trains along the California coast.
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The Whole Athlete-Specialized Team riders hang out at the team camp

The Whole Athlete-Specialized Team riders hang out at the team camp
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Tools to keep all the bikes running

Tools to keep all the bikes running
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A rider listens during the team camp

A rider listens during the team camp
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Whole Athlete-Specialized riders sit in a lecture, learning at team camp

Whole Athlete-Specialized riders sit in a lecture, learning at team camp
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A Whole Athlete-Specialized on the trail

A Whole Athlete-Specialized on the trail
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A Whole Athlete-Specialized in action

A Whole Athlete-Specialized in action
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The Whole Athlete-Specialized do some yoga at team camp

The Whole Athlete-Specialized do some yoga at team camp
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Riders model the Whole Athlete-Specialized team's jackets

Riders model the Whole Athlete-Specialized team's jackets
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Ryan Chondrashoff

Ryan Chondrashoff
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The Whole Athlete-Specialized Team

The Whole Athlete-Specialized Team
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Bike fitting time for the Whole Athlete-Specialized Team

Bike fitting time for the Whole Athlete-Specialized Team
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Twelve young athletes from around the country joined together at the Whole Athlete Performance Center in Northern California to kickoff the Whole Athlete/Specialized Cycling Team's 2014 season. The riders were treated to three days of great riding, sponsor introductions, product demos, organic food and yoga.

Entering its sixth season, the Whole Athlete/Specialized Team sets out with an impressive line-up and ambitious schedule. The intrepid junior / under 23 development program, which includes two current and three former national champions, will target the US National Championships, the Pro XCT series, select UCI Junior Series races and World Cups, and the world championships.

Honored as USAC's Mountain Bike Club of the Year for the third year running, and a Center of Excellence, the 2014 team lineup includes seven returning members and five new riders.

U23s Casey Williams, Cypress Gorry, and Jacob Albrecht return to take that next step as young professionals, while 2013 junior world championship team members Sean Bennett and Neilson Powless are joined by Silas Blunk and Zach Peterson to round out the Junior 17-18s. National champ Christopher Blevins joins Cole Avery in the junior 15-16s, as 14-year-old junior Michael Mace comes aboard as the team's youngest rider. Stand-outs Haley Batten and Veda Gerasimek, both national champions, comprise the junior women 15-16s.

2014 Whole Athlete/Specialized Cycling Team

Juniors
Sean Bennett, 18
Neilson Powless, 18
Silas Blunk, 18
Zach Peterson, 17
Christopher Blevins, 16
Haley Batten, 16
Cole Avery, 15
Veda Gerasimek, 15
Michael Mace, 14

Under 23s
Casey Williams, 20
Cypress Gorry, 20
Jacob Albrecht, 20