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Nibali trains with new teammates ahead of Bahrain-Merida presentation - Gallery

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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)
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The 2017 Bahrain-Merida team train in the desert

The 2017 Bahrain-Merida team train in the desert
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Ramunas Navardauskas (Bahrain-Merida)

Ramunas Navardauskas (Bahrain-Merida)
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Heinrich Haussler (Bahrain-Merida)

Heinrich Haussler (Bahrain-Merida)
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Jon Intausti (Bahrain-Merida)

Jon Intausti (Bahrain-Merida)
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Enrico Gasparotto (Bahrain-Merida)

Enrico Gasparotto (Bahrain-Merida)
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Kanstantsin Siutsou (Bahrain-Merida)

Kanstantsin Siutsou (Bahrain-Merida)
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Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida)

Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida)
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Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida)

Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida)
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Janez Brajkovic (Bahrain-Merida)

Janez Brajkovic (Bahrain-Merida)
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Franco Pellizotti (Bahrain-Merida)

Franco Pellizotti (Bahrain-Merida)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)
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Manuele Boaro (Bahrain-Merida)

Manuele Boaro (Bahrain-Merida)
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The 2017 Bahrain-Merida team

The 2017 Bahrain-Merida team
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The 2017 Bahrain-Merida team

The 2017 Bahrain-Merida team
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Niccolo Bonfazio and Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida)

Niccolo Bonfazio and Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)
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The 2017 Bahrain-Merida team

The 2017 Bahrain-Merida team
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Bahrain-Merida get ready to ride

Bahrain-Merida get ready to ride
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The Bahrain-Merida riders gather under the Bahraini sun

The Bahrain-Merida riders gather under the Bahraini sun
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Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida)

Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida)
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Ion Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida)

Ion Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida)
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Antonio Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)

Antonio Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)
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Giro d'Italia champion Vincenzo Nibali lined up with his Bahrain-Merida teammates at their meeting in the team sponsor's home country this week, enjoying the sunny skies and dry weather of the Gulf Coast.

The team held its first gathering last month in Croatia, but will be formally presented on the home soil of patron Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, a member of the Bahrain royal family and founder of the team, this weekend.

The team includes national champions Kanstantsin Siutsou (Belarus) and Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania), in addition to a host of talent recruited from across the WorldTour and Pro Continental ranks.

Heinrich Haussler, who missed the camp in Croatia due to knee surgery, is in attendance for the Bahrain presentation.

Bahrain-Merida for 2017: Valerio Agnoli, Yukiya Arashiro, Manuele Boaro, Grega Bole, Niccolò Bonifazio, Borut Bozic, Janez Brajkovic, Ondrej Cink, Sonny Colbrelli, Ivan Garcia Cortina, Enrico Gasparotto, Tsgabu Grmay, Heinrich Haussler, Jon Ander Insausti, Jon Izagirre Insausti, Chun Kai Feng, Wang Meiyin, Javier Moreno Bazan, Ramunas Navardauskas, Antonio Nibali, Vincenzo Nibali, Domen Novak, Franco Pellizotti, David Per, Luka Pibernik, Kanstantsin Siutsou, Giovanni Visconti