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HTC-Highroad gets rolling for 2011

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The 2011 HTC kit is simple.

The 2011 HTC kit is simple.
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Bob Stapleton has his own kit.

Bob Stapleton has his own kit.
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Mark Cavendish plays around in the fit studio

Mark Cavendish plays around in the fit studio
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Judith Arndt gets some cardiac testing

Judith Arndt gets some cardiac testing
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Marco Pinotti plays on a cruiser

Marco Pinotti plays on a cruiser
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Marco Pinotti and Kristy Scrymgeour

Marco Pinotti and Kristy Scrymgeour
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Alex Rasmussen in the fit studio

Alex Rasmussen in the fit studio
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Careful measurements.

Careful measurements.
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Mark Cavendish gets ready for his Body Geometry fit

Mark Cavendish gets ready for his Body Geometry fit
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Bob Stapleton and Rolf Aldag introduced the 2011 HTC-Highroad team

Bob Stapleton and Rolf Aldag introduced the 2011 HTC-Highroad team
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The team gets lined up.

The team gets lined up.
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Mark Renshaw on the front at the HTC camp in Morgan Hill.

Mark Renshaw on the front at the HTC camp in Morgan Hill.
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Mark Cavendish dials in his new Specialized

Mark Cavendish dials in his new Specialized
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This won't hurt a bit.

This won't hurt a bit.
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Adrie Visser gets the BG fit

Adrie Visser gets the BG fit
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The Specialized bikes were the centerpiece for the HTC-Highroad team's visit in Morgan Hill

The Specialized bikes were the centerpiece for the HTC-Highroad team's visit in Morgan Hill
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Emilia Fahlin going through the fit process

Emilia Fahlin going through the fit process
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Caleb Fairly in the black training kit

Caleb Fairly in the black training kit
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The sun shined on the HTC-Highroad team at their camp in Morgan Hill, California

The sun shined on the HTC-Highroad team at their camp in Morgan Hill, California
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Ally Stacher is new to the HTC women's team

Ally Stacher is new to the HTC women's team
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Charlotte Becker, the German champion

Charlotte Becker, the German champion
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Coffee time for the HTC women's team

Coffee time for the HTC women's team
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Danny Pate is most certainly up to something.

Danny Pate is most certainly up to something.
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Tony Martin has a quiet moment.

Tony Martin has a quiet moment.
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Evie Stevens

Evie Stevens
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The HTC-Highroad team kicked off the 2011 season early with a December visit to the Specialized headquarters in Morgan Hill, California. The team announced a multi-year deal with the bicycle manufacturer in October.

Riders went away from the camp with bags full of gear from new sponsor Nike, new team bikes dialed in at Specialized's fit studio and new friendships as both the men's and women's teams got acquainted with each other.

Highroad president Bob Stapleton, team manager Rolf Aldag and sprint coach Erik Zabel were on hand for the proceedings and to introduce the team to the assembled press.

The three-day meeting included core workouts, power and cardiac testing as well as the usual training rides in the California countryside.

The HTC-Highroad team concluded the camp with extended training in Southern California before riders dispersed for the holidays. The team will kick off its 2011 campaign at the Tour Down Under this month.