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Rally UHC train in Southern California - Gallery

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Gavin Mannion and Colin Joyce lead a Rally UHC ride along the Pacific Ocean

Gavin Mannion and Colin Joyce lead a Rally UHC ride along the Pacific Ocean
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Svein Tuft gets ready for a training ride with Rally UHC

Svein Tuft gets ready for a training ride with Rally UHC
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Kyle Murphy and Colin Joyce get all the details right before a ride at Rally UHC camp

Kyle Murphy and Colin Joyce get all the details right before a ride at Rally UHC camp
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Getting low and fast on Rally UHC's new Felt bicycles

Getting low and fast on Rally UHC's new Felt bicycles
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Rally UHC riders train during a recent camp in Southern California

Rally UHC riders train during a recent camp in Southern California
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The mechanics are always the last to call it a night at races and at camp

The mechanics are always the last to call it a night at races and at camp
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Matteo Dal-Cin refuels after a training ride

Matteo Dal-Cin refuels after a training ride
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Brandon McNulty gets some food and checks his phone after a training Ride with Rally UHC

Brandon McNulty gets some food and checks his phone after a training Ride with Rally UHC
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Rally UHC riders train during a recent camp in Southern California

Rally UHC riders train during a recent camp in Southern California
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Svein Tuft on the front of the Rally UHC training ride

Svein Tuft on the front of the Rally UHC training ride
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Gavin Mannion will start his season at the Mallorca Challenge

Gavin Mannion will start his season at the Mallorca Challenge
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Gavin Mannion joined rally UHC this year after two years with UnitedHealthcare

Gavin Mannion joined rally UHC this year after two years with UnitedHealthcare
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A rally UHC rider goes back to the team car for a snack

A rally UHC rider goes back to the team car for a snack
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2017 Tour of Utah winner Rob Britton returns for a fourth season with Rally

2017 Tour of Utah winner Rob Britton returns for a fourth season with Rally
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Emerson Oronte and Brandon McNulty lead the bunch during a training ride

Emerson Oronte and Brandon McNulty lead the bunch during a training ride
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It's not all easy miles and catching up with teammates at Rally UHC camp.

It's not all easy miles and catching up with teammates at Rally UHC camp.
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Ty Magner tucks into a descent at the Rally UHC camp

Ty Magner tucks into a descent at the Rally UHC camp
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The rally UHC riders on a climb during a training ride

The rally UHC riders on a climb during a training ride
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Svein Tuft stretched out before a Rally UHC training ride

Svein Tuft stretched out before a Rally UHC training ride
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The Rally UHC riders train in the Malibu Hills of Southern California

The Rally UHC riders train in the Malibu Hills of Southern California
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Svein Tuft joined Rally UHC from Mitchelton-Scott

Svein Tuft joined Rally UHC from Mitchelton-Scott
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Rally UHC riders descend on the hills above the Pacific Ocean in California

Rally UHC riders descend on the hills above the Pacific Ocean in California
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Adam de Vos is back for a fourth season with Rally UHC

Adam de Vos is back for a fourth season with Rally UHC
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Rally UHC riders wait in traffic like proper cyclists

Rally UHC riders wait in traffic like proper cyclists
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Evan Huffman climbs into the sun rays on a Rally UHC training ride

Evan Huffman climbs into the sun rays on a Rally UHC training ride
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Rally UHC riders train under a line of palms during a recent camp in Southern California

Rally UHC riders train under a line of palms during a recent camp in Southern California
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Rally UHC riders train during a recent camp in Southern California

Rally UHC riders train during a recent camp in Southern California
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Rally UHC's Brandon McNulty

Rally UHC's Brandon McNulty
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Rally UHC riders train during a recent camp in Southern California

Rally UHC riders train during a recent camp in Southern California
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Rally UHC has been staying in the same Oxnard neighborhood during training camp for years

Rally UHC has been staying in the same Oxnard neighborhood during training camp for years
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"I thought it never rains in Southern California"

"I thought it never rains in Southern California"
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Brandon McNulty was 7th overall at the Amgen Tour of California in 2018

Brandon McNulty was 7th overall at the Amgen Tour of California in 2018
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Robin Carpneter (from left), Brandon McNulty and Evan Huffman at the Rally UHC camp

Robin Carpneter (from left), Brandon McNulty and Evan Huffman at the Rally UHC camp
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Evan Huffman is back with Rally for a fourth year

Evan Huffman is back with Rally for a fourth year
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Rally UHC riders train during a recent camp in Southern California

Rally UHC riders train during a recent camp in Southern California
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The Rally UHC team car is loaded with rain bags for a damp training day

The Rally UHC team car is loaded with rain bags for a damp training day
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Kyle Murphy and Robin Carpenter lead the Rally UHC training ride

Kyle Murphy and Robin Carpenter lead the Rally UHC training ride
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Svein Tuft and Gavin Mannion on the front of the group during a Rally UHC training ride

Svein Tuft and Gavin Mannion on the front of the group during a Rally UHC training ride
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Rally UHC riders train along the Pacific Ocean during a recent camp in Southern California

Rally UHC riders train along the Pacific Ocean during a recent camp in Southern California
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Brandon McNulty is starting his third season with Rally

Brandon McNulty is starting his third season with Rally
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The Rally UHC men's Pro Continental team recently wrapped up a winter training camp in Southern California, providing new recruits Svein Tuft, Gavin Mannion, John Murphy and Pier-André Coté a chance to get to know their teammates and enjoy the warm coastal weather.

The festivities started with a presentation of the men's and women's teams on January 5 at Pedalers Fork in Calabasas, California, before the men retreated to their familiar confines of Oxnard in several rental houses they've take up residence in this time of year for more than a decade. Proximity to the Santa Monica Mountains and Highway 1 make it ideal for training.

“When our team was just starting, we wanted the riders to stay in a house together instead of hotel rooms as it really helps to forge relationships between the athletes,” said team Performance Director Jonas Carney. “We were on a tight budget and needed to find a location with affordable vacation rentals, good weather and great roads for training. I stumbled across Oxnard and really fell in love with the area. This year marks our 12th camp in Oxnard.”

Sizing up new equipment and working with team partners to get the riders set up on their new Felt time trial and road bikes was just part of the off-the-bike activities. Ridersalso combined meetings with directors and trainers as well as a few interviews with media.

The team conducted time trial testing on a road they've used many times, and the training rides traversed familiar routes and climbs, many of which have been featured previously in the Tour of California - and could again this year. They also tried out sprint lead outs and held another 'camp champ day', a competitive 10km winner-takes-all circuit on Mulholland Highway.

Rally UHC for 2019: Ryan Anderson, Rob Britton, Robin Carpenter, Pier-André Coté, Matteo Dal-Cin, Adam de Vos, Nigel Ellsay, Evan Huffman, Colin Joyce, Ty Magner, Gavin Mannion, Brandon McNulty, John Murphy, Kyle Murphy, Emerson Oronte, Svein Tuft