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Gallery: Teams arrive in Adelaide for Tour Down Under

By:
Cycling News
Published:
January 16, 2013, 2:35 GMT,
Updated:
January 17, 2013, 5:50 GMT
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Race:
Santos Tour Down Under

Durbridge in national champion jersey, Schleck waits to debut 2013 kit

The official start to the 2013 season has nearly begun as teams arrive in Adelaide this week for the Santos Tour Down Under. The opening round of the WorldTour officially starts next Tuesday 22 January but the action kicks-off this Sunday evening with the People's Choice Classic criterium.

A number of riders and teams will be busy this week fine-tuning their equipment after a long journey Down Under while some of the local riders will travel to Adelaide later in the week.

Amongst the riders and teams to arrive was Luke Durbridge who was seen sporting his new Australian champion jersey. The entire Orica GreenEdge team had been one of the first teams to arrive after shipping out from Ballarat at the conclusion of the Australian Road Race Championships on Sunday night.

Andy Schleck was wearing a standard Craft jersey suggesting the revised 2013 RadioShack kit will be ready closer to the tour's start - following Nissan's sponsorship withdrawal in late 2012.

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) and Andrea Guardini (Astana) were also in attendance and should be in the thick of the action during bunch sprints.

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