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Tour de France: Alberto Contador and Tinkoff-Saxo training ride gallery

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The 2015 Tinkoff-Saxo Tour de France team

The 2015 Tinkoff-Saxo Tour de France team (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador models the fluo/camo Tinkoff-Saxo kit for the Tour

Alberto Contador models the fluo/camo Tinkoff-Saxo kit for the Tour
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Ivan Basso gets off the team bus

Ivan Basso gets off the team bus (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Steven De Jongh and Alberto Contador having fun

Steven De Jongh and Alberto Contador having fun (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Peter Sagan is all smiles

Peter Sagan is all smiles (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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No camo for the team vehicles, just fluo

No camo for the team vehicles, just fluo (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Tinkoff-Saxo kit from the rear

The Tinkoff-Saxo kit from the rear (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador riding out in front on his own

Alberto Contador riding out in front on his own (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tinkoff-Saxo show off the new camo kit for the Tour de France

Tinkoff-Saxo show off the new camo kit for the Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Following the Tinkoff-Saxo training ride

Following the Tinkoff-Saxo training ride (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Michael Rogers will be a key rider for Alberto Contador this July

Michael Rogers will be a key rider for Alberto Contador this July (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador is ready to roll

Alberto Contador is ready to roll (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan lead the ride

Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan lead the ride
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The Tinkoff-Saxo team out for a ride

The Tinkoff-Saxo team out for a ride
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Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan ride side by side

Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan ride side by side
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Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan discussing the team's tactics to win the yellow and green jerseys

Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan discussing the team's tactics to win the yellow and green jerseys
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Alberto Contdor having a chat on a training ride

Alberto Contdor having a chat on a training ride (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Michael Rogers is sorted for the ride

Michael Rogers is sorted for the ride (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Rafal Majka is ready for the ride

Rafal Majka is ready for the ride (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniele Bennati pre ride

Daniele Bennati pre ride (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Matteo Tosatto shows off his new hair cut

Matteo Tosatto shows off his new hair cut (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador tests his legs

Alberto Contador tests his legs (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Tinkoff-Saxo, the team of Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan, showed off its new camouflage Tour de France kit today on a pre-race training ride. Tinkoff-Saxo's predominantly fluo yellow kit has been changed for the Tour to avoid confusion with the yellow of the Tour’s leader's jersey. 

Contador and his eight teammates for the Tour were joined by head sport director Steven de Jongh on a training ride around Utretch which will host the Grand Départ this Saturday, along with the start of stage 2.

Contador is aiming to become the first rider since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the Giro d'Italia-Tour de France double and will call upon four riders who helped him win the Giro in May. They are Ivan Basso, Michael Rogers, Matteo Tosatto and Roman Kreuziger.

With the team focused on the yellow jersey, three-time green jersey winner Sagan hasn't been given the same support as Contador in his first Tour for Tinkoff-Saxo but de Jongh has promised to "win stages, whenever it’s possible and that depends on the situation on each stage," with the Slovakian national champion.

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