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Inside the Lotto-Belisol service course – photo gallery

The Lotto-Belisol squad of Andre Greipel and Jurgen Van Den Broeck looks set to play a key role in this year’s Tour de France.

Greipel picked up three stage wins last year, and his blistering early-season form leaves him well-placed to complete the hat-trick. The German is, in the eyes of many, the only serious rival to Mark Cavendish on a flat run-in.

Jurgen Van Den Broeck, fourth overall in last year’s Grande Boucle, is targeting the podium this year, sensing the opportunity provided by the brutally hard centenary edition to a rider of his climbing abilities.

We headed to Lotto-Belisol’s service course recently to take a look at the logistical hub on which both men, and their team-mates, will depend.

For a colour feature packed with observations on life at the service course, click here. Here’s a pictorial insight into the behind the scenes activities of one of the world’s best cycling teams, presented in our full-screen gallery.

RoadCyclingUK travelled as a guest of Ridley Bikes, supplier to the Lotto-Belisol UCI WorldTour squad.

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