Jack Bobridge wearing the Ochre leaders jersey last year at the Tour Down Under. Photo by Sirotti.

2017 Santos Tour Down Under Provisional Start List

It’s the first race of the 2017 UCI WorldTour calendar and all top tier teams will be in Adelaide for the Tour Down Under which starts on Sunday.

With two-time World Champion Peter Sagan arguably the major drawcard for the event now in it’s 19th year, the rider list from the 18 teams reads like a who’s who of cycling.

Among the Aussies is 4-time race winner Simon Gerrans along with Orica-Scott teammates Caleb Ewan, Luke Durbridge and Damian Howson. Richie Porte, Rohan Dennis and newly crowned Australian National Champion Miles Scotson will be lining up for BMC Racing.

We are sure to see some action from Mark Renshaw, Nathan Haas and Lachlan Morton of team Dimension Data. Cannondale-Drapac’s Will Clarke, Simon Clarke and particularly Brendan Canty will be popular – the young rider who was famously riding D grade 4 years ago.

The UniSA-Australia team will have nothing to lose and everything to gain – expect to see riders from that tight squad make the most of their golden opportunity to race at the ultimate level.

The start list is provisional with teams expected to make updates over coming days – 

AG2R-La Mondiale

Jan Bakelants

Julien Berard

Francois Bidard

Ben Gastauer

Clement Chevrier

Matteo Montaguti

Domenico Pozzovivo

Astana Pro Team

Luis Leon Sanchez

Paolo Tiralongo

Oscar Gatto

Michael Valgren

Matti Breschel

Artyom Zakharov

Laurens De Vreese

Bahrain Merida

Giovanni Visconti

Ondrej Cink

Tsgabu Grmay

Meiyin Wang

Bora- Hansgrohe

Peter Sagan 
Sam Bennet 
Gregor Muhlberger 
Rudiger Selig 

Michael Kolar 
Jay McCarthy 
Lukas Postlebergerl
BMC Racing Team

Rohan Dennis 
Danilo Wyss 
Richie Porte  

Amael Moinard 

Francisco Ventoso 
Miles Scotson 
Damiano Caruso 


Michael Woods

Tom-Jelte Slagter

Alex Howes

Simon Clarke

Will Clarke

Brendan Canty 

Team Sunweb
Wilco Keldermann 
Johannes Frohlinger 
Christopher Hamilton 
Simon Geschke 
Lennard Hofstede 
Nikias Arndt 
Phil Bauhaus 
Team Sky

Geraint Thomas 
Sebastian Henao 

Sergio Henao  
Owain Doull 
Luke Rowe 
Ian Stannard 
Danny van Poppel 
Team Dimension Data
Mark Renshaw 

Nathan Haas 
Lachlan Morton 
Ben O’Connor
Reinardt Van Rensburg 
Tyler Farrar 
Jacques Van Rensburg 

Lotto Soudal

Thomas De Gendt 
Lars Bak 

James Shaw 
Sander Armee 
Rafael Valls  
Sean De Bie 

Adam Hansen 


Simon Gerrans

Esteban Chaves

Daryl Impey

Roger Kluge

Luke Durbridge

Caleb Ewan

Damien Howson


Tiago Machado 
Angel Vicioso 

Jose Goncalves 
Maurits Lammertink 
Baptiste Planckaert 

Sven Bystrom 
Jhonatan Restrepo 
Christian Eiking
 Anthony Roux 

Matthew Ladagnous

Arnaud Courteille

(Other Riders To Be Announced)
Jasha Sutterlin 
Jose Herrada
Jesus Herrada
Carlos Barbero
Gorka Izagirre
Victor de la Parte
Marc Soler
Quick-Step Floors
Martin Velits
Dries Devenyns
Petr Vakoc
Jack Bauer
Enric Mas Nicolau
Eros Capecchi
Gianluca Brambilla

Robert Gesink
Koen Bouwman
Paul Martens
Bert-Jan Lindeman
Enrico Battaglin
Robert Wagner
Alexey Vermeulen
UAE Abu Dhabi

Ben Swift

Marco Marcato
Marko Kump
Vegard Laengen
Louis Meintjes

Manuele Mori

Diego Ulissi


Laurent Didier
Koen De Kort
Edward Theuns 

Ruben Guerreiro
Jarlinson Pantano
Peter Stetina
Mads Pedersen

Callum Scotson
Jai Hindley 
Lucas Hamilton 
Michael Storer


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