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Team Katusha training camp - gallery

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Jacopo Guarnieri checking his new Quarq powermeter in the hotel lobby

Jacopo Guarnieri checking his new Quarq powermeter in the hotel lobby
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José Azevedo is all smiles before the ride

José Azevedo is all smiles before the ride
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Angel Vicioso and Jhonatan Restrepo ready to roll

Angel Vicioso and Jhonatan Restrepo ready to roll
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Astana's Luis León Sánchez dropped by to say 'hola'

Astana's Luis León Sánchez dropped by to say 'hola'
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Ilnur Zakarin checks his Quarq powermeter

Ilnur Zakarin checks his Quarq powermeter
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Jurgen Van den Broeck joins Katusha from Lotto Soudal

Jurgen Van den Broeck joins Katusha from Lotto Soudal
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Team Director Torsten Schmidt talks to team before the ride

Team Director Torsten Schmidt talks to team before the ride
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Quarq powermeters for Katusha in 2016

Quarq powermeters for Katusha in 2016
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Katusha will be using SRAM e-Tap from 2016

Katusha will be using SRAM e-Tap from 2016
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Katusha will also be rolling on Zipp Wheels from next season

Katusha will also be rolling on Zipp Wheels from next season
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Nutritionist Rob Child and trainer Stein Ørn are part of the Katusha team staff

Nutritionist Rob Child and trainer Stein Ørn are part of the Katusha team staff
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No smile from Viatcheslav Kuznetsov

No smile from Viatcheslav Kuznetsov
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A few Katusha riders feeling the cold are all rugged up

A few Katusha riders feeling the cold are all rugged up
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A final minute conversation before starting the ride

A final minute conversation before starting the ride
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Last minute phone check for Nils Politt before the team ride

Last minute phone check for Nils Politt before the team ride
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Simon Špilak remains with the team in 2016

Simon Špilak remains with the team in 2016
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New recruits Michael Mørkøv and Rein Taaramäe check over their Canyon bikes

New recruits Michael Mørkøv and Rein Taaramäe check over their Canyon bikes
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Wednesday was day one of Team Katusha's first training camp in preparation of the 2016 season in Calpe, Spain with new recruits Jurgen van den Broeck and Rein Taaramäe joining up with the Russian squad alongside the likes of Joaquim 'Purito' Rodríguez.

From 2016 the team will have a new logo and re-designed jersey as it adopts an international identity. The changes continue for next season with the team moving to SRAM components, Zipp Wheels and Quarq Powermeters from next season. The training camp provides the riders with the first opportunity to try out the new e-Tap shifting system from SRAM, who also sponsor WorldTour team Ag2r-La Mondiale, although it appeared the riders were more puzzled by the powermeters with Jacopo Guarnieri and Ilnur Zakarin spotted looking over the new units.

The team will once again be riding Canyon bicycles in 2016 with two-tone red frames likely to be the team issue with the company's name written in white.

Have a flick or look through the gallery above for day one of the Katusha training camp to see the team getting ready for a ride in Calpe.