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

Cannondale-Drapac

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 

Orica-Scott

Simon Gerrans

Esteban Chaves

Daryl Impey

Roger Kluge

Luke Durbridge

Caleb Ewan

Damien Howson

Katusha-Alpecin

Tiago Machado 
 
Angel Vicioso 

Jose Goncalves 
 
Maurits Lammertink 
 
Baptiste Planckaert 

Sven Bystrom 
 
Jhonatan Restrepo 
 
FDJ
 
Christian Eiking
 
 Anthony Roux 

Matthew Ladagnous

Arnaud Courteille

(Other Riders To Be Announced)
 
Movistar
 
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
 
LottoNL-Jumbo

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

Trek-Segafredo

Laurent Didier
 
Koen De Kort
 
Edward Theuns 

Ruben Guerreiro
 
Jarlinson Pantano
 
Peter Stetina
 
Mads Pedersen
 
UniSA-Australia

Callum Scotson
 
Jai Hindley 
 
Lucas Hamilton 
 
Michael Storer

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