Giro d'Italia teams train in Holland - Gallery

With the riders taking part in the 2016 edition of the Giro d'Italia all assembled in Apeldoorn, Holland for stage 1 of the Cora Rosa, some of the GC contenders took the opportunity to stretch their legs ahead of Friday's time trial

While pre-race press conferences were scheduled across Wednesday, the likes of 2013 Giro winner Vincenzo Nibali and his Astana teammates found time to hit the Dutch roads for a ride. Mikel Landa, who will be one of NIbali's fiercest rivals across the next three weeks, also found time for a ride following Team Sky's press conference.

The Tinkoff, Movistar and Lampre-Merida squads were also spotted out riding under sunny skies.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at the team's final preparation for the first grand tour of the year.

Cyclingnews will have live coverage of the all the pre-race action on Thursday which will be followed by live coverage of all 21 stages.

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