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Quick-Step Floors kicks off 2017 season with Calpe camp - Gallery

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Tom Boonen and Philippe Gilbert united on Quick-Step Floors

Tom Boonen and Philippe Gilbert united on Quick-Step Floors
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The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe
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Last minute adjustments for Dan Martin before the Quick-Step training camp

Last minute adjustments for Dan Martin before the Quick-Step training camp
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The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe
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The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe
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Tom Boonen and Zdenek Stybar

Tom Boonen and Zdenek Stybar
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The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe
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Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors)

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors)
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Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)
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Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors)

Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors)
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Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors)

Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors)
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Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors)

Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors)
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Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors)

Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors)
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Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)
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Julien Vermote (Quick-Step Floors)

Julien Vermote (Quick-Step Floors)
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Riders survey their nutrition options

Riders survey their nutrition options
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Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors)

Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors)
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Iljo Keisse (Quick-Step Floors)

Iljo Keisse (Quick-Step Floors)
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Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors)

Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors)
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Bob Jungels and Julian Alaphilippe

Bob Jungels and Julian Alaphilippe
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The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe
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Tom Boonen gets ready to ride

Tom Boonen gets ready to ride
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Pieter Serry and Tim Declercq (Quick-Step Floors)

Pieter Serry and Tim Declercq (Quick-Step Floors)
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The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe
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The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe
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The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe
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Julien Vermote and Tom Boonen lead Quick-Step Floors team at camp

Julien Vermote and Tom Boonen lead Quick-Step Floors team at camp
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The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe
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Bob Jungels and Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)

Bob Jungels and Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)
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The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe
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The Quick-Step riders take a break from training

The Quick-Step riders take a break from training
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Marcel Kittel blinks into the sunlight

Marcel Kittel blinks into the sunlight
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That's one way to keep your bike up?

That's one way to keep your bike up?
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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)
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Disc brakes on the Quick-Step Specialized bikes for 2017

Disc brakes on the Quick-Step Specialized bikes for 2017
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Disc brakes on the Quick-Step bikes for 2017

Disc brakes on the Quick-Step bikes for 2017
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The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors team trains in Calpe
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David de la Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)

David de la Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)
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Former BMC Racing rider Philippe Gilbert joined up with fellow Classics legend Tom Boonen on the roads with his new Quick-Step Floors team this week at training camp in Calpe, Spain, before the Belgian team begins to split up, with part of the squad heading for the WorldTour opener at the Tour Down Under and others preparing for their 2017 European campaigns.

Boonen will begin his season in Argentina at the Vuelta a San Juan, while Gilbert will likely start his season at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.

The 2017 Quick-Step Floors roster features 29 riders, including eight new recruits, from 13 countries. The average age is 27. Joining Gilbert as newcomers at the camp are Jack Bauer from Cannondale-Drapac, Eros Capecchi from Astana, Tim Declercq from Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Dries Devenyns from IAM Cycling and a trio of riders from Klein Constantia: Remi Cavagna, Enric Mas and Maximilian Schachmann.

“We are really looking forward to this 15th chapter since the inception of the team, an important one that awaits to be written, and we hope it will bring us, our sponsors and our fans many satisfactions and memorable moments,” team manager Patrick Lefevere said on the team’s website.

“Last year was another fantastic one for our team: 57 victories, 18 of which came in the WorldTour, including nine Grand Tour stages and the TTT World Championships," Lefevere said. "For the fifth season in a row, we were the most winningest outfit of the peloton, taking the team's all-time tally to more than 550 victories. These are some very impressive numbers that make us proud and happy, but at the same time they give us renewed motivation to reach new heights in the season that will soon start.”

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