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Orica-BikeExchange winery ride - Gallery

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The Orica-BikeExchange and Orica-AIS teams pose for a photo

The Orica-BikeExchange and Orica-AIS teams pose for a photo
(Image credit: Con Chronis/Orica-BikeExchange)
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Australian champion Amanda Spratt and Orica-AIS teammate Alexandra Manly smile for the camer

Australian champion Amanda Spratt and Orica-AIS teammate Alexandra Manly smile for the camer
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The Orica-BikeExchange riders assemble for a photo at the Winery ride

The Orica-BikeExchange riders assemble for a photo at the Winery ride
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Dan Jones, the man behind the 'backstage pass' videos, interviews a young fan

Dan Jones, the man behind the 'backstage pass' videos, interviews a young fan
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Mat Hayman was a man in demand

Mat Hayman was a man in demand
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Some young fans get their photo with Mat Hayman

Some young fans get their photo with Mat Hayman
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After the long ride, it's time to relax

After the long ride, it's time to relax
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Smoothies were on offer but only via pedal power

Smoothies were on offer but only via pedal power
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After the ride, time to enjoy the Mitchelton Winery surrounds

After the ride, time to enjoy the Mitchelton Winery surrounds
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Simon Gerrans and Mat Hayman lead one of the groups during the ride

Simon Gerrans and Mat Hayman lead one of the groups during the ride
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Mat Hayman and a group during the Winery Ride

Mat Hayman and a group during the Winery Ride
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Luke Durbridge with a group out on the ride

Luke Durbridge with a group out on the ride
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Sarah Roy heads out for the ride

Sarah Roy heads out for the ride
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The Orica riders and riders head out for a ride

The Orica riders and riders head out for a ride
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The Orica-BikeExchange and Orica-AIS teams continued the annual end-of-season tradition of gathering at Mitchelton Wines in the Victorian town of Nagambie for a day with its fans, supporters and sponsors this weekend. The majority of the Australian riders on both teams were in attendance for the day that provided both teams with the opportunity of its first meeting ahead of the new season.

The event also provided the chance to tackle either a 69km or 139km course with riders from both teams through the Nagambie lakes and Strathbogie ranges that surround Mitchelton Wines. After the ride, the team and riders made the most of the entertainment on offer at the winery, which is owned by Orica team owner Gerry Ryan, and relax in the shade as temperatures crept into the mid-thirties celsius.

Cyclists who participated in the rides were also free to mingle and chat with the professional riders in a relaxed atmosphere. There were also 'Q and A' sessions held with most of the riders for the crowd to enjoy with former professional Scott McGory the MC for the day.

For a closer look at the day, click or swipe through the gallery above.