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Pegasus prepares for season 2011

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Interviews get under way.

Interviews get under way. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Chris White.

Chris White. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Time for a chat.

Time for a chat. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Rohan Dennis wears a cheeky smile.

Rohan Dennis wears a cheeky smile. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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A top spot for a breather.

A top spot for a breather. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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The team pulls in for a coffee in downtown Noosa.

The team pulls in for a coffee in downtown Noosa. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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No slowing down for Pegasus' progress.

No slowing down for Pegasus' progress. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Riders will be kitted out in Bont footwear for 2011.

Riders will be kitted out in Bont footwear for 2011. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Bont is the shoe sponsor for Pegasus Sports.

Bont is the shoe sponsor for Pegasus Sports. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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The boys head out for a ride.

The boys head out for a ride. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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The new bikes were hard to avoid.

The new bikes were hard to avoid. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Waiting for a coffee...

Waiting for a coffee... (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Jonathan Cantwell.

Jonathan Cantwell. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Aaron Kemps.

Aaron Kemps. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Bernard Sulzberger.

Bernard Sulzberger. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Jai Crawford.

Jai Crawford. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Look out for these in the peloton next year...

Look out for these in the peloton next year... (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Rohan Dennis.

Rohan Dennis. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Robbie McEwen and Jay Thomson.

Robbie McEwen and Jay Thomson. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Even the bush turkeys came for a look at the new bikes.

Even the bush turkeys came for a look at the new bikes. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Chris White and Jonathan Cantwell during their training ride.

Chris White and Jonathan Cantwell during their training ride. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Darren Lapthorne.

Darren Lapthorne. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Ben Day.

Ben Day. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Aaron Kemps.

Aaron Kemps. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Svein Tuft.

Svein Tuft. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Robbie McEwen.

Robbie McEwen. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Chris White and Henk Vogels.

Chris White and Henk Vogels. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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The boys talk shop before their training ride.

The boys talk shop before their training ride. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Beautiful Noosa.

Beautiful Noosa. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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A quick coffee before a ride.

A quick coffee before a ride. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Thomas Rohregger.

Thomas Rohregger. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Markus Eichler.

Markus Eichler. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Trent Lowe.

Trent Lowe. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Darren Lapthorne.

Darren Lapthorne. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Jai Crawford.

Jai Crawford. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Time to ponder what's on the cards for Pegasus Sports in 2011.

Time to ponder what's on the cards for Pegasus Sports in 2011. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Daryl Impey.

Daryl Impey. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Chris White being interview by Channel Ten.

Chris White being interview by Channel Ten. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Chris White.

Chris White. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Chris White.

Chris White. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)

Australian Professional Continental team Pegasus Sports, which has signed the likes of Tour de France stage winners Robbie McEwen and Robbie Hunter for the 2011 season, has gathered in Noosa, Queensland, for its first training camp.

These two sprinters will be integral to the teams early-season program, which features the Tour of Qatar and Tour of Oman before moving onto European races such as Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.

Chris White's team missed selection for a ProTeam licence earlier this month but has been preparing for a European racing campaign based upon invitations from some of the season's biggest events.

McEwen told Cyclingnews that the team is in negotiations with Santos Tour Down Under organisers to start the opening round of the ProTour in Australia, where he has enjoyed success in the past. The team will also ride Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Malaysia.

Cyclingnews presents images from Pegasus Sports' training camp in Noosa and stay tuned for our interview with McEwen about next year and his move 'home' to an Australian team.

(Photo: Mark Gunter)

Robbie McEwen (l) and Jay Thompson

(Photo: Mark Gunter)

Clinton Avery and Daryl Impey chat over coffee

(Photo: Mark Gunter)

There's a mix of Flv Australia riders and new blood in the Pegasus ranks

(Photo: Mark Gunter)

Former Australian national champion Darren Lapthorne was recently announced as being part of Pegasus Sports in 2011.