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Tour of California team presentation - Gallery

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Peter Sagan looks relaxed

Peter Sagan looks relaxed
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Jens Voigt speaks to John Degenkolb on stage

Jens Voigt speaks to John Degenkolb on stage
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Tour of California president Kristin Klein

Tour of California president Kristin Klein
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Katusha will be looking to Alexander Kristoff for some stage wins

Katusha will be looking to Alexander Kristoff for some stage wins
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Etixx-QuickStep has sent a strong line-up

Etixx-QuickStep has sent a strong line-up
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Lawson Craddock will lead the Cannondale team

Lawson Craddock will lead the Cannondale team
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Tom Boonen back in action in California

Tom Boonen back in action in California
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Rohan Dennis answers some questions

Rohan Dennis answers some questions
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A happy Taylor Phinney on stage with his BMC teammates

A happy Taylor Phinney on stage with his BMC teammates
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The Axeon-Hagens Berman team

The Axeon-Hagens Berman team
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Alexander Kristoff is presented to the crowd

Alexander Kristoff is presented to the crowd
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Some smiles from Peter Sagan on stage

Some smiles from Peter Sagan on stage
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Bradley Wiggins and the other members of his eponymous team

Bradley Wiggins and the other members of his eponymous team
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The UnitedHealthcare team

The UnitedHealthcare team
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The Dimension Data team

The Dimension Data team
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Mark Cavendish talks to the crowd

Mark Cavendish talks to the crowd
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The Giant-Alpecin line-up

The Giant-Alpecin line-up
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The Holowesko-Citadel team

The Holowesko-Citadel team
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LottoNL-Jumbo take to the stage

LottoNL-Jumbo take to the stage
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Peter Kennaugh and the Team Sky squad for California

Peter Kennaugh and the Team Sky squad for California
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Cyclocross Nationals

Cyclocross Nationals
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Trek-Segafredo stand in front of the crowd

Trek-Segafredo stand in front of the crowd
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The Tour of California press conference was held in beautiful surroundings

The Tour of California press conference was held in beautiful surroundings
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The press conference line-up

The press conference line-up
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Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare) was on hand to talk about this weeks womens race

Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare) was on hand to talk about this weeks womens race
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Taylor Phinney (BMC) talking about the week of racing

Taylor Phinney (BMC) talking about the week of racing
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Taylor Phinney (BMC) throws out some jokes during the press conference

Taylor Phinney (BMC) throws out some jokes during the press conference
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John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) speaking about his comeback to racing

John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) speaking about his comeback to racing
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Bradley Wiggins (Team Wiggins) talks about his team at this years race

Bradley Wiggins (Team Wiggins) talks about his team at this years race
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) happy to be back in California

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) happy to be back in California
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Bradley Wiggins (Team Wiggins) was in today's line-up

Bradley Wiggins (Team Wiggins) was in today's line-up
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) relaxes on the stage

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) relaxes on the stage
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Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) waits for questions

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) waits for questions
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The rider lineup at todays press conference

The rider lineup at todays press conference
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Julian Alaphilippe finished second last year

Julian Alaphilippe finished second last year
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The pre-Tour of California press conference

The pre-Tour of California press conference
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Taylor Phinney and John Degenkolb have a laugh at the press conference

Taylor Phinney and John Degenkolb have a laugh at the press conference
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Taylor Phinney answers some questions

Taylor Phinney answers some questions
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)
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USA cycling's Derek Bouchard-Hall

USA cycling's Derek Bouchard-Hall
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John Degenkolb is excited to be racing again

John Degenkolb is excited to be racing again
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Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)
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Derek Bouchard-Hall of USA Cycling

Derek Bouchard-Hall of USA Cycling
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An announcer speaks to the attendees

An announcer speaks to the attendees
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The riders at the Tour of California press conference

The riders at the Tour of California press conference
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Today's press conference at the San Diego Yacht Club

Today's press conference at the San Diego Yacht Club
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The 2016 Amgen Tour of California gets underway on Sunday, with a stacked field with 10 WorldTour squads, including some of the best sprinters in the pro peloton. The race's winningest rider and current world champion Peter Sagan returns, looking to pad his record tally of stage wins and follow up on last year's overall victory..

Last year's Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix winner John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) looks to refind his old form after being hit head-on by a car during the team's January training camp.

Bradley Wiggins (Team WIGGINS) says his added weight for his track focus ahead of the Rio Olympic Games will rule out a stab at a second overall victory, but he will be a favourite for the Folsom time trial.

Last year's USA Pro Challenge winner Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) is one of the favourites for the overall classification, and will have Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quickstep), Andrew Talansky (Cannondale) and Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo) as his main rivals.

Tom Boonen (Etixx-Quickstep), Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky), Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), and Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) will also have their opportunity to shine in the Golden State.