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TDU date affects High Road's training camp

Team High Road will hold a smaller than usual team training camp in January, putting the blame on the extended ProTour calendar which commences in late January. Last year's ProTour calendar didn't start until Paris-Nice on March 11-18, however with the addition of the series' first non-European round, next year's calendar starts on January 20 in Adelaide, Australia, throwing a spanner in the works for the team's planned training camp.

"It is true that our camp on Mallorca will be smaller," team spokesman Stefan Wagner told Cyclingnews. "Because of the Tour Down Under it doesn't make any sense logistically."

The TDU starts January 20 in Australia, so certain team members will simply stay in that area, rather than flying halfway across the world for training and then back for the race. The remaining riders on the squad, who aren't competing at TDU, are expected to gather on Mallorca.

It was also unclear where and when the team presentation would take place. "We are working on the details," Wagner said.

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