2017 Tour Down Under start list

The teams and riders for WorldTour opener

The Tour Down Under again kicks off the WorldTour calendar in 2017, with the Australian stage race held over six days between January 17-22, around sunny Adelaide in South Australia.

All 18 WorldTour teams will be action, with organisers already revealing that world champion Peter Sagan will make his debut in Bora-Hansgrohe colours in Australia. Completing the teams is the UniSA-Australia team that includes Cameron Meyer as team leader. The UniSA-Australia team have ridden each edition of the Australian stage race since 2001 and will be the sole wild card entrant for 2017. 

Simon Gerrans won the 2016 Tour Down Under and will be chasing a fifth victory in 2017. He will lead the Orica-Scott team along with Colombia's Esteban Chaves and sprinter Caleb Ewan.

Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis (BMC) will lead the Australian challenge against Orica-Scott, with both capable of winning overall.

Geraint Thomas is expected to lead Team Sky as he again starts his season early, while former teammate Ben Swift will make his debut with the UAE Abu Dhabi team after they finally secured a WorldTour licence.

The Tour Down Under start list will be updated before the day of the race.

Provisional 2017 Tour Down Under start list

Orica-Scott
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Simon Gerrans (Aus)  
2Esteban Chaves (Col)  
3Daryl Impey (RSA)  
4Roger Kluge (Ger)  
5Luke Durbridge (Aus)  
6Caleb Ewan (Aus)  
7Damien Howson (Aus)  
Bora- Hansgrohe
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
11Peter Sagan (Svk)  
12Sam Bennet (Irl)  
13Gregor Muhlberger (Aut)  
14Rudiger Selig (Ger)  
15Michael Kolar (Svk)  
16Jay McCarthy (Aus)  
17Lukas Postleberger (Aut)  
BMC Racing Team
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
21Rohan Dennis (Aus)  
22Danilo Wyss (Swi)  
23Richie Porte (Aus)  
24Amael Moinard (Fra)  
25Francisco Ventoso (Spa)  
26Miles Scotson (Aus)  
27Damiano Caruso (Ita)  
Team Sunweb
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
31Wilco Keldermann (Ned)  
32Johannes Frohlinger (Ger)  
33Christopher Hamilton (Aus)  
34Simon Geschke (Ger)  
35Lennard Hofstede (Ned)  
36Nikias Arndt (Ger)  
37Phil Bauhaus (Ger)  
Team Sky
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
41Geraint Thomas (GBr)  
42Sebastian Henao (Col)  
43Sergio Henao (Col)  
44Owain Doull (GBr)  
45Luke Rowe (GBr)  
46Ian Stannard (GBr)  
47Danny van Poppel (Ned)  
Team Dimension Data
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
51Mark Renshaw (Aus)  
52Nathan Haas (Aus)  
53Lachlan Morton (Aus)  
54Ben O'Connor (Aus)  
55Reinardt Van Rensburg (RSA)  
56Tyler Farrar (USA)  
57Jacques Van Rensburg (RSA)  
Lotto Soudal
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
61Thomas De Gendt (Bel)  
62Lars Bak (Den)  
63James Shaw (GBr)  
64Sander Armee (Bel)  
65Rafael Valls (Spa)  
66Sean De Bie (Bel)  
67Adam Hansen (Aus)  
Cannondale-Drapac
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
71Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned)  
72Paddy Bevin (NZl)  
73Tom Van Asbroeck (Ned)  
74Brendan Canty (Aus)  
75Michael Woods (Can)  
76Will Clarke (Aus)  
77Alex Howes (USA)  
Bahrain Merida
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
 81Giovanni Visconti (Ita)  
 82Tsgabu Grmay (Eth)  
 83Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn)  
 84Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita)  
 85Chun-Kai Feng (Tpe)  
 86Ondrej Cink (Cze)  
 87Janez Brajkovic (Slo)  
AG2R-La Mondiale
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
91Jan Bakelants (Bel)  
92Julien Berard (Fra)  
93Francois Bidard (Fra)  
94Ben Gastauer (Lux)  
95Clement Chevrier (Fra)  
96Matteo Montaguti (Ita)  
97Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita)  
Astana Pro Team
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
101Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa)  
102Paolo Tiralongo (Ita)  
103Oscar Gatto (Ita)  
104Michael Valgren (Den)  
105Matti Breschel (Den)  
106Artyom Zakharov (Kaz)  
107Laurens De Vreese (Bel)  
Katusha-Alpecin
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
111Tiago Machado (Por)  
112Angel Vicioso (Spa)  
113Jose Goncalves (Por)  
114Maurits Lammertink (Ned)  
115Baptiste Planckaert (Bel)  
116Sven Bystrom (Nor)  
117Jhonatan Restrepo (Col)  
FDJ
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
121Arnaud Courteille (Fra)  
122Odd Christian Eiking (Nor)  
123Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra)  
124Johan Le Bon (Fra)  
125Jeremy Maison (Fra)  
126Lorenzo Manzin (Fra)  
127Anthony Roux (Fra)  
Movistar
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
131Jasha Sutterlin (Ger)  
132Jose Herrada (Spa)  
133Jesus Herrada (Spa)  
134Carlos Barbero (Spa)  
135Gorka Izagirre (Spa)  
136Victor de la Parte (Spa)  
137Marc Soler (Col)  
Quick-Step Floors
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
141Martin Velits (Svk)  
142Dries Devenyns (Bel)  
143Petr Vakoc (Cze)  
144Jack Bauer (NZl)  
145Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa)  
146Eros Capecchi (Ita)  
147Gianluca Brambilla (Ita)  
LottoNL-Jumbo
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
151Robert Gesink (Ned)  
152Koen Bouwman (Ned)  
153Paul Martens (Ger)  
154Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned)  
155Enrico Battaglin (Ita)  
156Robert Wagner (Ger)  
157Alexey Vermeulen (USA)  
UAE Abu Dhabi
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
161Ben Swift (GBr)  
162Marco Marcato (Ita)  
163Marko Kump (Slo)  
164Vegard Laengen (Nor)  
165Louis Meintjes (RSA)  
166Manuele Mori (Ita)  
167Diego Ulissi (Ita)  
Trek-Segafredo
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
171Laurent Didier (Lux)  
172Koen De Kort (Ned)  
173Edward Theuns (Bel)  
174Ruben Guerreiro (Por)  
175Jarlinson Pantano (Col)  
176Peter Stetina (USA)  
177Mads Pedersen (Den)  
UniSA-Australia
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
 181Cam Meyer (Aus)  
 182Callum Scotson (Aus)  
 183Lucas Hamilton (Aus)  
 184Michael Storer (Aus)  
 185Jai Hindley (Aus)  
 186Sam Jenner (Aus)  
 187Nathan Earle (Aus)  

 

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