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Giro d'Italia teams train in Holland - Gallery

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Vincenzo Nibali steps up the Astana bus.

Vincenzo Nibali steps up the Astana bus.
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Michele Scarponi (Astana)

Michele Scarponi (Astana)
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Tinkoff riders bundled up for Wednesday's training ride.

Tinkoff riders bundled up for Wednesday's training ride.
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 Paolo Slongo

Paolo Slongo
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Simone Petilli (Lampre - Merida)

Simone Petilli (Lampre - Merida)
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Astana's Jan Valach and Pavel Brutt check the details of today's ride.

Astana's Jan Valach and Pavel Brutt check the details of today's ride.
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Lampre - Merida's Roberto Ferrari and Sacha Modolo.

Lampre - Merida's Roberto Ferrari and Sacha Modolo.
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Sacha Modolo (Lampre - Merida)

Sacha Modolo (Lampre - Merida)
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Vincenzo Nibali leads the Astana ride.

Vincenzo Nibali leads the Astana ride.
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Nibali ponders the 2016 Giro road book.

Nibali ponders the 2016 Giro road book.
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Tinkoff train in Holland while the local livestock poses for a photo

Tinkoff train in Holland while the local livestock poses for a photo
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Tinkoff riders prepare for their ride on Wednesday.

Tinkoff riders prepare for their ride on Wednesday.
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Team Sky riders start rolling.

Team Sky riders start rolling.
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Astana riders train in Holland on Wednesday.

Astana riders train in Holland on Wednesday.
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Matej Mohoric checks his phone before the Lampre - Merida ride.

Matej Mohoric checks his phone before the Lampre - Merida ride.
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Matteo Tosatto (Tinkoff)

Matteo Tosatto (Tinkoff)
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Some light reading before today's training ride.

Some light reading before today's training ride.
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Vincenzo Nibali prepares for Wednesday's training ride.

Vincenzo Nibali prepares for Wednesday's training ride.
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Alejandro Valverde tests out his time trial bike.

Alejandro Valverde tests out his time trial bike.
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Tinkoff train near Appeldoorn.

Tinkoff train near Appeldoorn.
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Movistar riders get ready for their training ride.

Movistar riders get ready for their training ride.
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The bags are packed at Tinkoff.

The bags are packed at Tinkoff.
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A mechanic glues tyres in preparation for the Giro.

A mechanic glues tyres in preparation for the Giro.
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Tinkoff train in the Dutch countryside ahead of the 2016 Giro d'Italia.

Tinkoff train in the Dutch countryside ahead of the 2016 Giro d'Italia.
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Vincenzo Nibali at the head of affairs for Astana.

Vincenzo Nibali at the head of affairs for Astana.
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Carlos Betancur gets ready to ride on Wednesday.

Carlos Betancur gets ready to ride on Wednesday.
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Team Sky's Elia Viviani

Team Sky's Elia Viviani
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Astana riders train in Holland ahead of the 2016 Giro.

Astana riders train in Holland ahead of the 2016 Giro.
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Astana riders train in Holland ahead of the 2016 Giro.

Astana riders train in Holland ahead of the 2016 Giro.
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Jasha Sutterlin (Movistar) signs an autograph

Jasha Sutterlin (Movistar) signs an autograph
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Elia Viviani rolls out.

Elia Viviani rolls out.
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Mikel Nieve (Team Sky)

Mikel Nieve (Team Sky)
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Vincenzo Nibali makes some last-minute adjustments.

Vincenzo Nibali makes some last-minute adjustments.
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A Nippo - Vini Fantini mechanic works on a team bike.

A Nippo - Vini Fantini mechanic works on a team bike.
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Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff) checks his seat height.

Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff) checks his seat height.
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Pavel Brutt (Tinkoff)

Pavel Brutt (Tinkoff)
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Tinkoff riders train in Holland ahead of the Giro d'Italia

Tinkoff riders train in Holland ahead of the Giro d'Italia
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Mikel Landa trains on Wednesday.

Mikel Landa trains on Wednesday.
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Elia Viviani (Team Sky) inspects his bike.

Elia Viviani (Team Sky) inspects his bike.
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Tinkoff train in Holland on Wednesday.

Tinkoff train in Holland on Wednesday.
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Movistar riders get ready for Sunday's training ride.

Movistar riders get ready for Sunday's training ride.
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Matteo Tosatto (Tinkoff)

Matteo Tosatto (Tinkoff)
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Gluing a few tyres for the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Gluing a few tyres for the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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Tinkoff train in Holland on Wednesday.

Tinkoff train in Holland on Wednesday.
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Vincenzo Nibali loosens up with a training ride on Wednesday.

Vincenzo Nibali loosens up with a training ride on Wednesday.
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Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff) checks his seat height.

Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff) checks his seat height.
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Team Sky's Mikel Landa.

Team Sky's Mikel Landa.
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Katush'as Ilnur Zakarin

Katush'as Ilnur Zakarin
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Diego Ulissi (Lampre - Merida)

Diego Ulissi (Lampre - Merida)
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Team Sky's Nicolas Roche

Team Sky's Nicolas Roche
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Sacha Modolo (Lampre - Merida)

Sacha Modolo (Lampre - Merida)
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Vincenzo Nibali prepares for Wednesday's ride.

Vincenzo Nibali prepares for Wednesday's ride.
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Tinkoff's Rafal Majka and Pawel Poljanski

Tinkoff's Rafal Majka and Pawel Poljanski
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Tinkoff bikes ready for the ride.

Tinkoff bikes ready for the ride.
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Katusha's Ilnur Zakarin

Katusha's Ilnur Zakarin
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Vincenzo Nibali and Michele Scarponi on the Astana ride.

Vincenzo Nibali and Michele Scarponi on the Astana ride.
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Even the pros obey the traffic signs.

Even the pros obey the traffic signs.
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Vinncenzo Nibali watches a team mechanic work on a pair of shoes.

Vinncenzo Nibali watches a team mechanic work on a pair of shoes.
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The Astana team train in Holland before the Giro.

The Astana team train in Holland before the Giro.
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Team Sky's Mikel Landa.

Team Sky's Mikel Landa.
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Movistar's Jesus Herrada

Movistar's Jesus Herrada
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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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