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Team Katusha training camp ride - gallery

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The Katusha team in its 2016 kit

The Katusha team in its 2016 kit
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Igor Makarov gesticulating with Alexander Kristoff

Igor Makarov gesticulating with Alexander Kristoff
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Viatcheslav Ekimov at the front

Viatcheslav Ekimov at the front
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Fist pump from Igor Makarov

Fist pump from Igor Makarov
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Getting aero

Getting aero
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Igor Makarov gets low

Igor Makarov gets low
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Igor Makarov decided to ride sans helmet

Igor Makarov decided to ride sans helmet
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Viatcheslav Ekimov checks the rest of the group is close by

Viatcheslav Ekimov checks the rest of the group is close by
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Viatcheslav Ekimov takes a drink

Viatcheslav Ekimov takes a drink
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Igor Makarov chats with Alexander Kristoff

Igor Makarov chats with Alexander Kristoff
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The Katusha team management lead the ride

The Katusha team management lead the ride
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Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov joined the team for the ride

Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov joined the team for the ride
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Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov

Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov
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Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov on the Katusha ride

Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov on the Katusha ride
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Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov

Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov
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Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov in the new Katusha team kit

Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov in the new Katusha team kit
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Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov lead the group

Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov lead the group
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Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov with the team

Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov with the team
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Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov with sports lawyer Alexis Schoeb

Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov with sports lawyer Alexis Schoeb
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Viatcheslav Ekimov is Katusha's team manager

Viatcheslav Ekimov is Katusha's team manager
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Alexander Kristoff chatting with Igor Makarov

Alexander Kristoff chatting with Igor Makarov
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Alexander Kristoff with team owner Igor Makarov

Alexander Kristoff with team owner Igor Makarov
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Viatcheslav Ekimov planning how Katusha will become the number team in 2016

Viatcheslav Ekimov planning how Katusha will become the number team in 2016
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There's always time to take a quick selfie

There's always time to take a quick selfie
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A beaming Igor Makarov out for the ride

A beaming Igor Makarov out for the ride
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Team owner Igor Makarov joined Katusha for the ride

Team owner Igor Makarov joined Katusha for the ride
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Igor Makarov

Igor Makarov
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The Katusha ride along the coastline

The Katusha ride along the coastline
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The Katusha team out for a training ride in its new 2016 kit

The Katusha team out for a training ride in its new 2016 kit
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The entire 2016 Katusha team pose for a photo

The entire 2016 Katusha team pose for a photo
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Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov ensure everything runs smoothly at Katusha

Igor Makarov and Viatcheslav Ekimov ensure everything runs smoothly at Katusha
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Katusha team management arm in arm

Katusha team management arm in arm
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Serguei Outschakov has some fun on the bike

Serguei Outschakov has some fun on the bike
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Serguei Outschakov with former pro Joona Lauka

Serguei Outschakov with former pro Joona Lauka
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Thumbs up from former pro Joona Lauka

Thumbs up from former pro Joona Lauka
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Smile for the camera

Smile for the camera
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'Race to win' reads the Katusha team cap

'Race to win' reads the Katusha team cap
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Igor Makarov gets a good laugh out of Alexander Kristoff

Igor Makarov gets a good laugh out of Alexander Kristoff
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Alexander Kristoff and Igor Makarov lead the ride

Alexander Kristoff and Igor Makarov lead the ride
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All smiles on the front of the rdide

All smiles on the front of the rdide
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The 2016 Team Katusha squad

The 2016 Team Katusha squad
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Having unveiled it new look kit for the 2016 seasonTeam Katusha showed off its new rebranded look under the sunny Spanish skies in Calpe. Team owner Igor Makarov and team manager Viacheslav Ekimov joined the squad for a ride in the new striking kit with the team boss enjoying his time on the bike, even getting into an aero tuck. The Russian WorldTour team aims to become number one by the end of next year and has been busy laying the foundations of its plan this last week in Spain.

Alexander Kristoff joined the ride and was seen sharing smiles and laughs in the company of Makarov. Serguei Outschakov, part of Katusha's press office, was kitted up for the ride, entertaining former professional Joona Laukka and sports lawyer Alexis Schoeb, who represents several Katusha riders, among several other guests while out on the bike.

"We are again ambitious for overall podiums in GT races, having guys like Rodríguez, Van den Broeck and Taaramäe. And of course we have a super train for our absolute leader Alexander Kristoff, hopefully resulting in more wins in one-day WorldTour races or stages," said Ekimov of Katusha's objectives for the 2016 season.

For all the latest news from Katusha's training camp and Cyclingnews' complete guide to 2015-2016 team training camps, click here.