Euskaltel have already gotten a taste of what the Tour de France's opening stage will be like.
The race commences this Saturday, but the team is already on the French island, reports the team's official website on Wednesday.
The riders and staff first took a flight from Biarritz to Paris, before boarding a plane to Figari Sud-Corse Airport located in the southern part of the island. A bus then took them to the team hotel in Lecci, some 15 clicks from Porto-Vecchio - the site of the start of stage one.
Keen to make the most of their early arrival, the riders then headed out for a gentle 90-minute spin to get a feel for the roads.
The race kicks off with a 212km leg from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia in three days' time.
Photo: Iñaki Azanza