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Rally's riders gather in Colorado for winter camp - Gallery

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Riders try their hands at cross country skiing at the Rally winter camp.

Riders try their hands at cross country skiing at the Rally winter camp.
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Evan Huffman jumping through the hoops

Evan Huffman jumping through the hoops
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Abby Mickey cross country skiing at the Rally winter camp

Abby Mickey cross country skiing at the Rally winter camp
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The team Accura didn't have trouble with the snow

The team Accura didn't have trouble with the snow
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Jesse Anthony hits the mat at the gym

Jesse Anthony hits the mat at the gym
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Colin Joyce hangs above the foam pool at Rally's winter camp

Colin Joyce hangs above the foam pool at Rally's winter camp
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Colin Joyce gets airborne at Rally's winter camp

Colin Joyce gets airborne at Rally's winter camp
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Ryan Anderson and team owner Charles Aaron get ready to bowl at Rally winter camp

Ryan Anderson and team owner Charles Aaron get ready to bowl at Rally winter camp
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Eric Young shows off his bowling form at Rally winter camp

Eric Young shows off his bowling form at Rally winter camp
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Heidi Franz, Megan Heath, Summer Moak, Sara Bergen and Erica Allar get ready to ski

Heidi Franz, Megan Heath, Summer Moak, Sara Bergen and Erica Allar get ready to ski
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Hiking was a big activity for Rally at the team's winter camp

Hiking was a big activity for Rally at the team's winter camp
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Robin Carpenter enjoys the scenery at the Rally winter camp in Colorado.

Robin Carpenter enjoys the scenery at the Rally winter camp in Colorado.
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Skate skiing and snow shoeing were on the agenda at the Rally winter camp

Skate skiing and snow shoeing were on the agenda at the Rally winter camp
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Kyle Murphy signed with Rally from Cylance.

Kyle Murphy signed with Rally from Cylance.
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A lone rider cuts a new path through the snow at the Rally winter camp.

A lone rider cuts a new path through the snow at the Rally winter camp.
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Riders head out into the snow at the Rally winter camp.

Riders head out into the snow at the Rally winter camp.
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Abby Mickey's cross country ski skills impressed at Rally winter camp

Abby Mickey's cross country ski skills impressed at Rally winter camp
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Matteo Dal-Cin and Evan Huffman relax at the Rally winter camp.

Matteo Dal-Cin and Evan Huffman relax at the Rally winter camp.
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Paint ball was also on the menu during Rally's winter camp in Colorado

Paint ball was also on the menu during Rally's winter camp in Colorado
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Brad Huff swings toward a landing in the foam pool

Brad Huff swings toward a landing in the foam pool
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Eric Young gets ready for the fat bike ride

Eric Young gets ready for the fat bike ride
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2018 signee Kyle Murphy dials in his time trial bike

2018 signee Kyle Murphy dials in his time trial bike
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Ryan Anderson is back with the team after two season with Direct Energie

Ryan Anderson is back with the team after two season with Direct Energie
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Summer Moak signed with Rally from the Twenty20 women's team

Summer Moak signed with Rally from the Twenty20 women's team
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Heidi Franz works on her TT bike position

Heidi Franz works on her TT bike position
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Heidi Franz works on her TT bike position

Heidi Franz works on her TT bike position
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Erica Allar gets ready for the fat bike ride

Erica Allar gets ready for the fat bike ride
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Riders prep their fat bikes ahead of a ride

Riders prep their fat bikes ahead of a ride
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And they're off into the great white wilderness

And they're off into the great white wilderness
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Evan Huffman gets a tumble in at the gym.

Evan Huffman gets a tumble in at the gym.
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Tour of Utah winner Rob Britton gets ready to tumble

Tour of Utah winner Rob Britton gets ready to tumble
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The men's team stops for a photo at winter camp in Colorado.

The men's team stops for a photo at winter camp in Colorado.
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Paint ball was also on the menu during Rally's winter camp in Colorado

Paint ball was also on the menu during Rally's winter camp in Colorado
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Rally's women get ready for some cross country skiiing at winter camp

Rally's women get ready for some cross country skiiing at winter camp
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The Rally Cycling men's and women's teams spent the final days of 2017 at a 'winter camp' in aptly named Winter Park, Colorado, taking part in activities not usually associated with a pro bike racing team.

Riders tested their tactical aptitude with a series of paintball games. Tumbling was on the agenda as well, along with bowling, skiing and fat bike riding. There was also time for the serious business of dialing in their time trial machines as the riders, staff and management used the time to get to know each other and bond as a team ahead of the 2018 season.

The Rally Cycling women's team, founded in 2012 as Optum, will be in the seventh season in the women's peloton, while the men, entering their 11th season, will jump to the Pro Continental level this year.