Two WorldTour teams have confirmed their squad for the first race on the UCI WorldTour calendar.
Team Katusha and FDJ have released their 7 man line up for the Tour held 16 – 24 January 2016.
Team Katusha from Russia will bring a strong team as they always do, including Maxim Belkov who placed 4th on Stage 1 this year at the Tour Down Under, and previously a stage winner of the 2013 Giro d’Italia.
The Team Katusha team for the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under includes:
- Tiago Machado POR
- Maxim Belkov RUS
- Vladimir Isaychev RUS A
- leksei Tcatevich RUS
- Egor Silin RUS
- Sergey Lagutin RUS
- Rein Taaramae EST
The French team FDJ will also include some of their strongest athletes in order to have a great start to the 2016 season.
Two time stage winner of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Steve Morabito will join his FDJ team mate and Stage 5 winner of the 2015 Eneco Tour Johan Le Bon in the Team’s line-up.
The FDJ team for the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under will include:
- Steve Morabito SUI
- Johan Le Bon FRA
- Yoann Offredo FRA
- Murilo Fischer BRA
- Benoît Vaugrenard FRA
- Laurent Pichon FRA
- Anthony Roux FRA
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