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Abby Mickey and Canadian champion Matteo Dal-Cin at Rally team camp

Abby Mickey and Canadian champion Matteo Dal-Cin at Rally team camp
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Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling)

Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling)
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Eric Young (Rally Cycling)

Eric Young (Rally Cycling)
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Danny Pate (Rally Cycling)

Danny Pate (Rally Cycling)
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Rally Cycling men's team training in California

Rally Cycling men's team training in California
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Rob Britton (Rally Cycling)

Rob Britton (Rally Cycling)
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Ryan Anderson (Rally Cycling)

Ryan Anderson (Rally Cycling)
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Brad Huff (Rally Cycling)

Brad Huff (Rally Cycling)
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Rob Britton (Rally Cycling)

Rob Britton (Rally Cycling)
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Canadian road champion Matteo Dal-Cin (Rally Cycling)

Canadian road champion Matteo Dal-Cin (Rally Cycling)
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Jesse Anthony (Rally Cycling)

Jesse Anthony (Rally Cycling)
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Rally Cycling training camp

Rally Cycling training camp
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Rally Cycling train in California

Rally Cycling train in California
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Matteo Dal-Cin in his new Canadian road champion kit

Matteo Dal-Cin in his new Canadian road champion kit
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Rally Cycling

Rally Cycling
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Jesse Anthony with Rally Health's Brenda Yang, Karl Ulfers and Chris Carey

Jesse Anthony with Rally Health's Brenda Yang, Karl Ulfers and Chris Carey
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 Mike Dimkich, current member of rock band Bad Religion and former guitarist for The Cult, on the Rally Cycling VIP ride

Mike Dimkich, current member of rock band Bad Religion and former guitarist for The Cult, on the Rally Cycling VIP ride
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Rally Cycling head out for a training ride in California

Rally Cycling head out for a training ride in California
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Evan Huffman and Athletes In Action's Brian Firle

Evan Huffman and Athletes In Action's Brian Firle
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Katherine Maine and Kenda's Ben Anderson

Katherine Maine and Kenda's Ben Anderson
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Kyle Murphy, Brad Huff, Managing Director Charles Aaron, Cameron Huppertz Social Media Manager for Rally Health, Allison Beveridge

Kyle Murphy, Brad Huff, Managing Director Charles Aaron, Cameron Huppertz Social Media Manager for Rally Health, Allison Beveridge
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Bergen, Mickey, Dal-Cin at the Rally Cycling team camp

Bergen, Mickey, Dal-Cin at the Rally Cycling team camp
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Carpenter, McNulty, Britton at the Rally Cycling team camp in California

Carpenter, McNulty, Britton at the Rally Cycling team camp in California
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Carpenter, McNulty, Britton at the Rally Cycling team camp in California

Carpenter, McNulty, Britton at the Rally Cycling team camp in California
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Emerson Oronte at the Rally Cycling team camp in California

Emerson Oronte at the Rally Cycling team camp in California
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Rally Health employees join the Rally Cycling team on a VIP ride

Rally Health employees join the Rally Cycling team on a VIP ride
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Leo Bugtai of SoCalCycling with Summer Moak ahead of the team VIP ride

Leo Bugtai of SoCalCycling with Summer Moak ahead of the team VIP ride
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Rally Cycling team camp in California, part of the VIP ride

Rally Cycling team camp in California, part of the VIP ride
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Rally Cycling team camp in California, part of the VIP ride

Rally Cycling team camp in California, part of the VIP ride
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Anza Hotel in Calabasas hosted Rally Cycling team for camp in California

Anza Hotel in Calabasas hosted Rally Cycling team for camp in California
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CCO of Rally Health, Rhett Woods speak to the audience at the Rally Cycling launch

CCO of Rally Health, Rhett Woods speak to the audience at the Rally Cycling launch
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US criterium champion Erica Allar presented on stage at the Rally Cycling team launch

US criterium champion Erica Allar presented on stage at the Rally Cycling team launch
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Evan Huffman on stage at the Rally Cycling team launch

Evan Huffman on stage at the Rally Cycling team launch
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Jesse Anthony with Rally Health's SVP of Marketing, Brenda Yang

Jesse Anthony with Rally Health's SVP of Marketing, Brenda Yang
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Rally Cycling's Ty Magner doing what he does best

Rally Cycling's Ty Magner doing what he does best
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Event Coordinator, Karen Bebchuk

Event Coordinator, Karen Bebchuk
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Mike Batley of Kelly Benefits Strategies

Mike Batley of Kelly Benefits Strategies
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Rally Health's CCO Rhett Woods leads Adam De Vos at Rally Cycling team camp

Rally Health's CCO Rhett Woods leads Adam De Vos at Rally Cycling team camp
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Rally Health's Tony Fair and Mike Dimkich, current member of rock band Bad Religion and former guitarist for The Cult

Rally Health's Tony Fair and Mike Dimkich, current member of rock band Bad Religion and former guitarist for The Cult
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Rally Health's CCO Rhett Woods and Master Semiotic Creator Raleigh Swick

Rally Health's CCO Rhett Woods and Master Semiotic Creator Raleigh Swick
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Emerson Oronte and Kristen Metherd

Emerson Oronte and Kristen Metherd
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Audience enjoy the music at the Rally Cycling team presentation in California

Audience enjoy the music at the Rally Cycling team presentation in California
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Rally Cycling presented in California

Rally Cycling presented in California
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Rally Cycling women's team director Zach Bell, men's team director Pat McCarty, and manager Jonas Carney

Rally Cycling women's team director Zach Bell, men's team director Pat McCarty, and manager Jonas Carney
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Ryan Anderson and Communications Director Tom Soladay at the Rally Cycling team launch in California

Ryan Anderson and Communications Director Tom Soladay at the Rally Cycling team launch in California
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Canadian champion Matteo Dal-Cin

Canadian champion Matteo Dal-Cin
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Gillian Ellsay joins the team on stage at the Rally Cycling launch

Gillian Ellsay joins the team on stage at the Rally Cycling launch
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Evan Huffman and Erica Allar

Evan Huffman and Erica Allar
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Erica Allar in US Pro crit champ jersey at Rally Cycling team camp in California

Erica Allar in US Pro crit champ jersey at Rally Cycling team camp in California
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Rally Cycling presented their Professional Continental men's and UCI Women's teams in California on Sunday. Each rider was presented on stage at the Pedalers Fork in Calabasas. The presentation coincided with an annual warm-weather training camp. The men's team camp was held from January 10 to 20 and the women's team camp from January 19 to 31.

The men's team moved up from a Continental team to the Professional Continental division for the first time in their eleven seasons on the circuit. The 2018 men's roster includes Ryan Anderson, Jesse Anthony, Rob Britton, Robin Carpenter, Matteo Dal-Cin, Adam de Vos, Nigel Ellsay, Charles Bradley Huff, Evan Huffman, Colin Joyce, Ty Magner, Brandon McNulty, Kyle Murphy, Emerson Oronte, Danny Pate, Eric Young.

While the racing season has officially kicked off at the Santos Tour Down Under and the Vuelta a San Juan, Rally Cycling will begin their season at the Dubai Tour and Tour of Oman.

"The men's team has done more miles and harder efforts than they have done in the past, since they are getting ready for the racing in the Middle East and Europe," Communications Director Tom Soladay told Cyclingnews. "All of the WorldTour teams are already racing in Australia and Argentina, so it's important that the guys got everything out of this camp."

The women's team will showcase one of their strongest rosters to date beginning at the Valley of the Sun. They announced their women's roster in November to include US criterium champion Erica Allar, Sara Bergen, Allison Beveridge, Kelly Catlin, Gillian Ellsay, Heidi Franz, Megan Heath, Kirsti Lay, Katherine Maine, Abigail Mickey, Summer Moak, Sara Poidevin and Emma White.

"We have some of our women's team preparing for the world championship on the track and in cyclo-cross," Soladay said. "We have a few full-time students. The rest of the team, eight riders, are here at camp until the end of the month."

The Rally Cycling men's and women's teams have already united at the end of 2017 for a 'winter camp' in Winter Park, Colorado. The riders spent time snow shoeing, paintballing, skiing and fatbike riding. The team unveiled their new orange jersey in December. Their time spent in California was meant specifically to train for the start of the season, Soladay said.

Mike Dimkich, guitarist for the rock band Bad Religion and former lead guitarist for The Cult, attended the presentation and the VIP ride. Dimkich lives a few kilometres away from the Pedalers Fork and has attended the team camp for several seasons. "He's a fan of cycling," Soladay said. "He's a friend of the team. But he didn't play for our presentation. I imagine that is a common request, so we just tried to play it cool. We saw him back stage and it was a really good time."

Following the team launch on January 19, the riders took advantage of the warm weather and joined a team-hosted VIP ride starting and ending at the Anza Hotel on January 20.

The VIP route took participants through the hills above Malibu and onto the famous Mulholland Highway. View images from the team camp, presentation and VIP ride in the gallery above.

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