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Holowesko-Citadel riders wrap up first team camp - Gallery

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TJ Esienhart shows off the 2018 Holowesko-Citadel jersey

TJ Esienhart shows off the 2018 Holowesko-Citadel jersey
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Bobby Julich works with a Holowesko rider on bike set up

Bobby Julich works with a Holowesko rider on bike set up
(Image credit: Jeremy Fleming)
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TJ Esienhart shows off the 2018 Holowesko-Citadel jersey

TJ Esienhart shows off the 2018 Holowesko-Citadel jersey
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A Holoweso rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic

A Holoweso rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic
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A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University

A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University
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A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University

A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University
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A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University

A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University
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Riders gear up for the Kart track

Riders gear up for the Kart track
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There was also time for some fun at the Holowesko-Citadel camp

There was also time for some fun at the Holowesko-Citadel camp
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Dinner time at Holowesko camp

Dinner time at Holowesko camp
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The team went hiking

The team went hiking
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The science of bike fit

The science of bike fit
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A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University

A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University
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A Holowesko rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic

A Holowesko rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic
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Bobby Julich looks on as a Holowesko rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic

Bobby Julich looks on as a Holowesko rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic
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A Holowesko rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic

A Holowesko rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic
(Image credit: David Pence)
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A Holowesko rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic

A Holowesko rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic
(Image credit: David Pence)
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A Holowesko rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic

A Holowesko rider undergoes tests at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic
(Image credit: David Pence)
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A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University

A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University
(Image credit: Jeremy Fleming)
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A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University

A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University
(Image credit: Jeremy Fleming)
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A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University

A Holowesko-Citadel rider undergoes testing at Furman University
(Image credit: Jeremy Fleming)
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A moment of relaxation at the Holowesko-Citadel camp

A moment of relaxation at the Holowesko-Citadel camp
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The Holowesko-Citadel riders and staff continue to barrel headlong toward the team's first Pro Continental season, most recently finishing up a week-long camp in South Carolina devoted to team bonding and a battery of baseline health screenings and physiologic testing.

The team gathered in Greenville, home of team owners George and Rich Hincapie, last week to go through what is a new process for the team. The testing took place at Greenville Health System's Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas and at Furman University, where team doctor and sports medicine physician Kyle Cassas worked with newly recruited second director Bobby Julich to organize a series of tests.

Testing included blood work and concussion baseline neuropsychological testing, EKGs, ultrasounds and medical exams. They also participated in functional movement screenings and Biodex testing with ATI Physical Therapy, as well as spine screenings with Dr. David Mruz of Eastside Chiropractic. Each rider also tested their ventilatory threshold (Maximum Aerobic Power) and received a
DEXA scan, which provides information about rider bone density and body composition.

"We are at the start of a very new and exciting project," Julich said. "We are very thankful to Greenville Health System, Furman FIRST®, our riders, our staff and our sponsors who made this camp possible. Our goal with all the testings and meetings was to gather as much information as possible in order to establish a solid baseline for our riders and a clear starting point for our organization. The testing was very educational on many levels for everyone involved, and that knowledge will be crucial in our preparation toward a successful 2018 season."

The first camp also included recreational activities like hiking and a visit to the local Go-Kart track.

"It was a great week for the team," said George Hincapie. "You could feel the energy in the air. Everyone enjoyed getting to know each other, and I appreciated learning about each rider during the D/S meetings. This just makes me even more excited about what's to come for the team."