We take a look back at a memorable 2017 with the first of a three-part photo guide. Our first gallery takes us from the start of the season, through to the end of the Cobbled Classics.

As always the season kicked off at the Tour Down Under

As always the season kicked off at the Tour Down Under

Conditions at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race...

Conditions at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race...

...Were quite a contrast to the storm-hampered Dubai Tour

...Were quite a contrast to the storm-hampered Dubai Tour

Danny van Poppel picked up the team's first win of the year at Herald Sun Tour

Danny van Poppel picked up the team's first win of the year at Herald Sun Tour

Although there was no repeat of 2016's overall victory, the team picked up three stage wins (Ian Stannard seen here on stage four), in addition to third overall for Kenny Elissonde

Although there was no repeat of 2016's overall victory, the team picked up three stage wins (Ian Stannard seen here on stage four), in addition to third overall for Kenny Elissonde

Sergio Henao picked up a big win at the Colombian national championships

Sergio Henao picked up a big win at the Colombian national championships

Stage race action came thick and fast, with Mikel Landa, Wout Poels and Diego Rosa all finishing in the Ruta del Sol top 10

Stage race action came thick and fast, with Mikel Landa, Wout Poels and Diego Rosa all finishing in the Ruta del Sol top 10

The wild weather continued, this time with an uncharacteristically wet finale to Abu Dhabi Tour

The wild weather continued, this time with an uncharacteristically wet finale to Abu Dhabi Tour

A mega month of March got under way in style, as Michal Kwiatkowski took a superb solo victory at Strade Bianche

A mega month of March got under way in style, as Michal Kwiatkowski took a superb solo victory at Strade Bianche

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The team threw their full weight behind Sergio Henao at a thrilling edition of Paris-Nice

The team threw their full weight behind Sergio Henao at a thrilling edition of Paris-Nice

The end result was overall victory - our fifth in the last six seasons. A feat achieved with no less than four different riders!

The end result was overall victory - our fifth in the last six seasons. A feat achieved with no less than four different riders!

Geraint Thomas continued his build up to the Giro with a stage win at Tirreno-Adriatico

Geraint Thomas continued his build up to the Giro with a stage win at Tirreno-Adriatico

Photo of the year? The finish of Milan-San Remo turned into an instant classic, with Kwiatkowski edging out the win!

Photo of the year? The finish of Milan-San Remo turned into an instant classic, with Kwiatkowski edging out the win!

The team's second Monument victory was one of the moments of the year

The team's second Monument victory was one of the moments of the year

Gianni Moscon (seen here at Gent-Wevelgem) continued to impress as the Classics ramped up

Gianni Moscon (seen here at Gent-Wevelgem) continued to impress as the Classics ramped up

The Tour of Flanders played out in beautiful weather

The Tour of Flanders played out in beautiful weather

Elia Viviani sprinted to a close second at Scheldeprijs

Elia Viviani sprinted to a close second at Scheldeprijs

Paris-Roubaix was a dusty one in 2017

Paris-Roubaix was a dusty one in 2017

Moscon put in a gutsy ride and pulled off a superb fifth place

Moscon put in a gutsy ride and pulled off a superb fifth place

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