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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders getting in the cold water at their team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders getting in the cold water at their team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Team Novo Nordisk work on their team cohesion with former US Navy SEALs

Team Novo Nordisk work on their team cohesion with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Team Novo Nordisk in the water off the coast of San Diego, California

Team Novo Nordisk in the water off the coast of San Diego, California
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Team Novo Nordisk got a 4 a.m. wake-up call to train with former US Nave SEALs

Team Novo Nordisk got a 4 a.m. wake-up call to train with former US Nave SEALs
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
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Novo Nordisk training on the beach in San Diego, California

Novo Nordisk training on the beach in San Diego, California
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Novo Nordisk team-building exercises with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk team-building exercises with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
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Novo Nordisk riders endure a 36-hour team-building session with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders endure a 36-hour team-building session with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
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Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs

Novo Nordisk riders team-building with former US Navy SEALs
(Image credit: Brian Hodes / VeloImages)

Off-season team training camps are getting underway, and US-based Professional Continental Team Novo Nordisk united for a surprise team-building exercise with former US Navy SEALs and special operators located in San Diego, California.

The 18 riders thought they were meeting for a regular team camp but were instead surprised with a 4 a.m. wake-up call Monday to take part in a series of rigorous team-building exercises led by Acumen Performance Group (APG), a program founded by former US Navy SEALs that specializes in enhancing performance in a dynamic, high-stress environment.

APG led Novo Nordisk riders through a 36-hour intensive development program that was designed to promote leadership and team building.

Novo Nordisk 2016 roster: Andrea Peron (Ita), Ben Dilley (USA), Brian Kamstra (Ned), Charles Planet (Fra), Chris Williams (Aus), Corentin Cherhal (Fra), David Lozano (Esp), Gerd de Keijzer (Ned), James Glasspool (Aus), Javier Megias (Esp), Joonas Henttala (Fin), Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel), Martijn Verschoor (Ned), Mehdi Benhamouda (Fra), Nicolas Lefrançois (Fra), Ruud Cremers (Ned), Scott Ambrose (NZl) and Stephen Clancy (Irl).

Check out the gallery of photos that capture Novo Nordisk’s team-building session.