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Wout Van Aert joins Etixx-QuickStep for Milan-San Remo training ride - gallery

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Julien Vermote and Wout Van Aert

Julien Vermote and Wout Van Aert
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Wout Van Aert joins the Etixx training ride

Wout Van Aert joins the Etixx training ride
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World cyclo-cross champion Wout Van Aert talks to the Belgian press

World cyclo-cross champion Wout Van Aert talks to the Belgian press
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Tom Boonen goes into Milan-San Remo with modest ambitions

Tom Boonen goes into Milan-San Remo with modest ambitions
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Wout Van Avet adjusts his glasses

Wout Van Avet adjusts his glasses
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Wout Van Aert gets ready for the ride

Wout Van Aert gets ready for the ride
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Fernando Gaviria was a popular man

Fernando Gaviria was a popular man
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Tom Boonen talks to the Belgian press

Tom Boonen talks to the Belgian press
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Everything must be perfect for the ride

Everything must be perfect for the ride
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Wout Van Aert and Zdenek Stybar

Wout Van Aert and Zdenek Stybar
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Two world champions Wout Van Aert and Zdenek Stybar

Two world champions Wout Van Aert and Zdenek Stybar
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Tom Boonen talks to Wout Van Aert

Tom Boonen talks to Wout Van Aert
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Wout Van Aert gets a few tips from Tom Boonen before the ride

Wout Van Aert gets a few tips from Tom Boonen before the ride
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Bike riders have exacting standards when it comes to their set up

Bike riders have exacting standards when it comes to their set up
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Tom Boonen makes sure everything is alright with his bike

Tom Boonen makes sure everything is alright with his bike
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Tom Boonen prepares for the ride

Tom Boonen prepares for the ride
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Omnium world champion Fernando Gaviria with cyclo-cross world champion Wout Van Aert

Omnium world champion Fernando Gaviria with cyclo-cross world champion Wout Van Aert
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The riders make their way from the hotel

The riders make their way from the hotel
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Cyclingnews will have live coverage of Milan-San Remo from 8am GMT on Saturday, March 19.

Reigning cyclo-cross world champion Wout Van Aert joined the Etixx-QuickStep team on a training ride ahead of Milan-San Remo. Van Aert was in Milan this week to collect his new special edition Colnago, and stayed on to ride along with the Belgian team on Friday.

Etixx-QuickStep are looking to take victory at La Classicissima with Zdenek Stybar and Fernando Gaviria leading the team. Both riders have been going well early this season with one victory each last week at Tirreno-Adriatico.

Two-time podium finisher, Tom Boonen is also in the line-up but he is looking further down in the line in the Classics for his success and will play a supportive role.

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