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The Holowesko-Citadel team trains near Greenville, South Carolina

The Holowesko-Citadel team trains near Greenville, South Carolina (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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The Holowesko-Citadel riders get ready for a training ride

The Holowesko-Citadel riders get ready for a training ride (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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TJ Eisenhart is new to the team in 2017

TJ Eisenhart is new to the team in 2017 (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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The team trains in and around Greenville, South Carolina.

The team trains in and around Greenville, South Carolina. (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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TJ Eisenhart gets some air on his team issue Felt.

TJ Eisenhart gets some air on his team issue Felt. (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Holowesko-Citadel riders prepare for a ride at team camp in South Carloina

Holowesko-Citadel riders prepare for a ride at team camp in South Carloina (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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2017 recruit Ruben Campanioni is front and center in the training ride

2017 recruit Ruben Campanioni is front and center in the training ride (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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A rider gets a massage after a hard day of training

A rider gets a massage after a hard day of training (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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The team gathers in the Swamp Rabbit Lodge for a meeting.

The team gathers in the Swamp Rabbit Lodge for a meeting. (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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A rider gets ready for a training ride at Holowesko-Citadel camp.

A rider gets ready for a training ride at Holowesko-Citadel camp. (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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The team trains in and around Greenville, South Carolina.

The team trains in and around Greenville, South Carolina. (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Tour of Alberta winner Robin Carpenter returns for 2017.

Tour of Alberta winner Robin Carpenter returns for 2017. (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Ty Magner finds a sunny spot for a massage.

Ty Magner finds a sunny spot for a massage. (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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John Murphy chats with team owner George Hincapie

John Murphy chats with team owner George Hincapie (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Holowesko-Citadel riders clown for the camera during team camp

Holowesko-Citadel riders clown for the camera during team camp (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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The Holowesko-Citadel team trains near Greenville, South Carolina

The Holowesko-Citadel team trains near Greenville, South Carolina (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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The Holowesko-Citadel team trains near Greenville, South Carolina

The Holowesko-Citadel team trains near Greenville, South Carolina (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Belrus rider Andrei Krasilnikau will ride his second season with Holowesko-Citadel

Belrus rider Andrei Krasilnikau will ride his second season with Holowesko-Citadel (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Ty Magner glides through a corner during Holowesko-Citadel team camp

Ty Magner glides through a corner during Holowesko-Citadel team camp (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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The 2017 Holowesko-Citadel team

The 2017 Holowesko-Citadel team (Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)

The riders and staff of US Continental team Holowesko-Citadel recently completed a 10-day training camp in South Carolina as the US continental team prepares for the opening weekend of the US Pro Road Tour at the end of this month

The team took over the Swamp Rabbit Lodge for the camp, which, aside from the usual long training days, included a mountain bike ride with team owner George Hincapie and a day volunteering for Meals on Wheels, where riders packed 1,433 meals for home-bound residents of the area.

“Having the team back in South Carolina for our annual team camp has rekindled the fire that we had at the end of the year, as well as shown that we have some new kindling ready to burn,” said team director Thomas Craven. “As always, we are looking forward to racing starting soon, and I’m really excited for the squad we have for the Joe Martin Stage Race.”

The Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, Arkansas, begins March 30 and is the first event on the national calendar, which runs through September.

The Holowesko-Citadel lineup for Joe Martin Stage Race this year includes Tour of Alberta overall winner Robin Carpenter as well as Oscar Clark, Ty Magner, Joe Lewis, and Miguel Bryon. Also riding will be Ruben Campanioni, John Murphy, and TJ Eisenhart, all new to the team this year.