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Teams set out on training rides in San Juan - Gallery

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Manuele Boaro seems happy to get his season started in San Juan

Manuele Boaro seems happy to get his season started in San Juan
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Quick-Step Floors putting in the miles.

Quick-Step Floors putting in the miles.
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Trek-Segafredo readying up for a ride in the sunshine.

Trek-Segafredo readying up for a ride in the sunshine.
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Kanstantsin Siutsou sporting his Belarusian national champion's jersey in San Juan.

Kanstantsin Siutsou sporting his Belarusian national champion's jersey in San Juan.
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Sunscreen is a must when racing in Argentina in January.

Sunscreen is a must when racing in Argentina in January.
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Even on a training ride, hydration is key in the high temperatures of the Argentine summer.

Even on a training ride, hydration is key in the high temperatures of the Argentine summer.
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Vincenzo Nibali rests his arms on aero bars ahead of his San Juan training ride

Vincenzo Nibali rests his arms on aero bars ahead of his San Juan training ride
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Ramunas Navardauskas gets ready to hit the road.

Ramunas Navardauskas gets ready to hit the road.
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Bauke Mollema is one of the marquee names in the GC conversation ahead of the Vuelta a San Juan.

Bauke Mollema is one of the marquee names in the GC conversation ahead of the Vuelta a San Juan.
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The Italian national selection in San Juan includes speedster Elia Viviani

The Italian national selection in San Juan includes speedster Elia Viviani
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Vincenzo Nibali kicked off his season at the Tour de San Luis in each of the last four years. He's back in Argentina in 2017 to get his season underway in San Juan.

Vincenzo Nibali kicked off his season at the Tour de San Luis in each of the last four years. He's back in Argentina in 2017 to get his season underway in San Juan.
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Matthias Brändle preps his bike for a training ride.

Matthias Brändle preps his bike for a training ride.
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Valerio Agnoli prepping for his first race in Bahrain-Merida kit

Valerio Agnoli prepping for his first race in Bahrain-Merida kit
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Bahrain-Merida gearing up for a training ride in San Juan.

Bahrain-Merida gearing up for a training ride in San Juan.
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With the Vuelta a San Juan set to kick off Monday, riders are hitting the road in Argentina to get in some pre-race training miles.

While a number of big names are spending the week in Australia to race the WorldTour-level Tour Down Under, several notable stars have made the trek to South America to get their seasons underway in San Juan. Quick-Step Floors, Trek-Segafredo, Bahrain-Merida and UAE Abu Dhabi are the four WorldTour teams making the start, while Pro Continental Wilier Triestina, UnitedHealthcare, Bardiani-CSF, Nippo-Vini Fantini, Caja Rural and Androni Giocattoli are also in attendance.

Vincenzo Nibali, Elia Viviani, Fernando Gaviria, Rui Costa, Tom Boonen and Bauke Mollema are among the notables kicking off their 2017 racing campaigns in San Juan.

Check out the gallery for a look at the riders taking to the road ahead of their first race of the season. For a full race preview of the Vuelta a San Juan, click here.