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Garmin's pre-Christmas team-building camp in Boulder, Colorado, last week was a chance for the new members, including Bradley Wiggins and world championship silver medallist Svein Tuft, to meet the squad and plan the 2009 season.

Team manager Jonathan Vaughters said: ?We did some hiking and some drinking and a bit of riding, but not any more than 10 hours over the whole week.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.