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Katusha closing out camp in Calpe

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Leif Hoste puts on his shoes.

Leif Hoste puts on his shoes.
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Mario Cipollini is working as the team's sprint advisor

Mario Cipollini is working as the team's sprint advisor
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Leif Hoste ready to start the 2011 season with Katusha.

Leif Hoste ready to start the 2011 season with Katusha.
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Leif Hoste preparing to put some power through the SRM meter.

Leif Hoste preparing to put some power through the SRM meter.
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Yuri Trofimov is a new addition from Bbox.

Yuri Trofimov is a new addition from Bbox.
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Alexander Kolobnev gets ready to go.

Alexander Kolobnev gets ready to go.
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by Guoqiang SongTour of Hainan

by Guoqiang SongTour of Hainan
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Russian champion Alexander Kolobnev rolls out

Russian champion Alexander Kolobnev rolls out
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A peak at the team's time trial machine.

A peak at the team's time trial machine.
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Deep dish Vision TriMax Ultimate carbon wheels for the aero machine.

Deep dish Vision TriMax Ultimate carbon wheels for the aero machine.
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Kuschynski's new Focus bike.

Kuschynski's new Focus bike.
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Aleksandr Kuschynski joined the team from Liquigas

Aleksandr Kuschynski joined the team from Liquigas
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Katusha's Focus bikes lined up against the team bus.

Katusha's Focus bikes lined up against the team bus.
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Riders are ready for any weather.

Riders are ready for any weather.
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The 2011 Katusha team roster is displayed on the bus.

The 2011 Katusha team roster is displayed on the bus.
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The new team bus is getting warmed up for the 2011 season.

The new team bus is getting warmed up for the 2011 season.
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The Katusha Focus bikes will stand out in the peloton.

The Katusha Focus bikes will stand out in the peloton.
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The team are running the Vision TriMax carbon wheels with Continental tires.

The team are running the Vision TriMax carbon wheels with Continental tires.
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Time to put on the shoes and get going.

Time to put on the shoes and get going.
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Be sure to set the power meter before riding.

Be sure to set the power meter before riding.
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Vladimir Isaychev (L) came from Xacobeo Galicia

Vladimir Isaychev (L) came from Xacobeo Galicia
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Vladimir Isaychev gets his new bike set up

Vladimir Isaychev gets his new bike set up
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Riders get ready to roll out for training.

Riders get ready to roll out for training.
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Prologo saddles will feature on some riders' bikes.

Prologo saddles will feature on some riders' bikes.
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Team Katusha is in the final days of its nearly two-week long camp in Calpe, the coastal Spanish town, where the squad were fitted for their new Focus Izalco road bikes.

The team were joined by new sprint adviser Mario Cipollini, who will be helping to hone the team's young sprinters.

Newcomers to the team Leif Hoste, Yuri Trofimov, Aleksandr Kuschynski and Vladimir Isaychev were still sporting their 2010 team kits.

The team's presentation is set to take place in Moscow in January but the team will be hoping on having another strong season in 2011 after Joaquin Rodriguez ended 2010 on a high after securing the top spot in the UCI World Ranking. Victory in a Grand Tour or a major classic may be more prestigious than the season-long ranking in cycling but Rodriguez racked up a total of 551 points, finishing ahead of Alberto Contador and Philippe Gilbert.

Rodriguez won the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya in the spring as well as taking stages in the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. He also finished second in Fleche Wallonne, fourth overall in the Vuelta a España, fifth in the Clasica San Sebastian, seventh in Paris-Nice, eighth overall in the Tour de France and ninth in the Tour de Suisse.