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LottoNL-Jumbo train with the Dutch Royal Army - gallery

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The team take part in some trust exercises

The team take part in some trust exercises
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Abseiling during the training camp

Abseiling during the training camp
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Army training and team building

Army training and team building
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One of the tasks involved the riders jumping off a high platform over to a rope

One of the tasks involved the riders jumping off a high platform over to a rope
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The team get a shooting demonstration

The team get a shooting demonstration
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Mike Teunissen looks a little nervous as he climbs up the ladder

Mike Teunissen looks a little nervous as he climbs up the ladder
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There was some riding done during the three days

There was some riding done during the three days
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Steven Kruijswijk takes a selfie with some of his teammates

Steven Kruijswijk takes a selfie with some of his teammates
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The team took part in a number of tasks

The team took part in a number of tasks
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Team manager Richard Plugge with General Matthijssen

Team manager Richard Plugge with General Matthijssen
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The riders army crawl along the ground

The riders army crawl along the ground
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Robert Gesink does some abseiling

Robert Gesink does some abseiling
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A quick stretch before they get going

A quick stretch before they get going
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The team swapped cycling kit for overalls

The team swapped cycling kit for overalls
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The team get ready

The team get ready
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The riders are informed of their activities

The riders are informed of their activities
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Maarten Tjallingii climbing up a ladder

Maarten Tjallingii climbing up a ladder
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The team is action ready

The team is action ready
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Some burpees to get the riders warmed up

Some burpees to get the riders warmed up
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The riders and staff sit through a presentation

The riders and staff sit through a presentation
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The team get some instructions

The team get some instructions
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The LottoNL-Jumbo team await their instructions

The LottoNL-Jumbo team await their instructions
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The LottoNL-Jumbo team have paid a visit to the Dutch Royal Army for their first training camp ahead of the 2016 season. For three days, the riders and staff spent time with the Airmobile Brigade in Schaarsbergen and took part on a mixture of team building and endurance activities.

The training camp marks the beginning of a collaboration between LottoNL-Jumbo and the army, who have agreed to share some of their knowledge with the team.

“We have a lot of respect for the raw reality in which the army needs to operate. We realize that sport, obviously, is a completely different dimension. However, we will be useful for each other. We can learn from one other, we both possess extensive knowledge about physical and mental tenability in extreme conditions. The past days we have started our collaboration."

The whole team was present at the training camp, including Sep Vanmarcke – who recently underwent surgery on his wrist – Robert Gesink and Steven Kruijswijk.

LottoNL-Jumbo had a challenging season with only seven victories in total and you can read our assessment of their year in their 2015 report card.

Jumping at a height of 15 metres to the rope. Day 3 of our #teambuilding with the @landmacht is kicking off. https://t.co/iTA56qa3hY