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Tinkoff-Saxo 'La Datcha' training ride - gallery

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The Tinkoff-Saxo team training hard in Spain

The Tinkoff-Saxo team training hard in Spain
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador
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Riders put in an effort

Riders put in an effort
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Alberto Contador dancing on the pedals

Alberto Contador dancing on the pedals
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Alberto Contador laying the foundations for the 2016 season

Alberto Contador laying the foundations for the 2016 season
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Quick sip for Contador

Quick sip for Contador
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Alberto Contador smiles for the camera

Alberto Contador smiles for the camera
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Roman Kreuziger and Daniele Bennati feeling the climb

Roman Kreuziger and Daniele Bennati feeling the climb
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The Tinkoff-Saxo team in its new training kit

The Tinkoff-Saxo team in its new training kit
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The 'La Datcha' kit is hard to miss

The 'La Datcha' kit is hard to miss
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Tinkoff-Saxo training in its 'La Datcha' kit

Tinkoff-Saxo training in its 'La Datcha' kit
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Ivan Basso enjoying a slower moment

Ivan Basso enjoying a slower moment
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Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan
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Riders feeling the pain of the efforts

Riders feeling the pain of the efforts
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Manuele Boaro and Alberto Contador

Manuele Boaro and Alberto Contador
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Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan
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Tinkoff-Saxo training hard

Tinkoff-Saxo training hard
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Alberto Contador training hard

Alberto Contador training hard
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'It that a bird above?'

'It that a bird above?'
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Tinkoff-Saxo training

Tinkoff-Saxo training
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Tinkoff-Saxo out riding in Gran Canaria

Tinkoff-Saxo out riding in Gran Canaria
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Alberto Contador with his teammates

Alberto Contador with his teammates
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The Alberto Contador group

The Alberto Contador group
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There's a brief moment to enjoy a laugh

There's a brief moment to enjoy a laugh
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Riders getting base kilometers for 2016 into their legs

Riders getting base kilometers for 2016 into their legs
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'Hey guys, good day for ride eh'

'Hey guys, good day for ride eh'
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Putting in the hard yards

Putting in the hard yards
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Manuele Boaro contiues to smiles

Manuele Boaro contiues to smiles
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The riders showing off their eye catching combo of 'La Datcha' traning kit and fluo bikes

The riders showing off their eye catching combo of 'La Datcha' traning kit and fluo bikes
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Manuele Boaro

Manuele Boaro
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Focused on the training ride

Focused on the training ride
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Michael Rogers and Roman Kreuziger on the training ride

Michael Rogers and Roman Kreuziger on the training ride
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The Tinkoff-Saxo team continues to lay the groundwork for a big 2016 season with riders hitting the roads of Gran Canaria and getting plenty of kilometres in their legs during the second week of its training camp.

The team revealed an eye catching training kit last week but it was the Cyclingnews exclusive that Oleg Tinkov is leaving the sport at the end of 2016 that occupied the headlines. Neither the new kit or the uncertainty surrounding their futures stopped the likes of Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan heading out in the sunshine and Manuele Boaro smiling at every given opportunity.

With December 19 announced as the unveiling date for the team's 2016 kit, when they will be known as Tinkoff, the riders only have a few more days in the 'zebra striped' style kit. Tinkoff's new kit will be unveiled in Courchevel, the location of Tinkov's "La Datcha" chalets which are currently under construction but gaining plenty of attention due to the training kit.

For Cyclingnews' complete guide to 2015-2016 team training camps, click here

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