As 2017 spreads across the globe, riders, teams and races all took to social media to say good-bye to 2016 and welcome in the New Year.
The changing season also provided the opportunity for riders to thank their previous teams on the last day of their contracts, while teams took the opportunity to welcome new riders aboard and look toward new goals in the year ahead. We've compiled a glimpse of the New Year's greetings below.
Happy New Year from the crew at Cyclingnews!
If 2017 is half as good as 2016, sign me up! pic.twitter.com/GQZ74rvlGg— MathewHayman (@Mathew_Hayman) December 31, 2016
Bon réveillon à toutes et à tous ;) RDV en 2017 ! pic.twitter.com/vgphul5dmt— Equipe FDJ (@EquipeFDJ) December 31, 2016
Happy new year! Let 2017 be even more awesome than this year and all your dreams come true! pic.twitter.com/r3cnNv6OkK— Petr Vakoč (@PetrVakoc) December 31, 2016
Into 2017 south african style pic.twitter.com/HOEdP8RLRf— Jacques van Rensburg (@Jacquesjvren) December 31, 2016
As the (earth) is beginning to ring in the new year, we want to wish everyone a very happy and safe 2017! Here's to a great year...pic.twitter.com/TMNNTkAB8q— BMC Development Team (@BMCDevoTeam) December 31, 2016
It's time to say good bye to 2016! It has been a great year for me and I'm very happy with how… https://t.co/KU5TjBG8le— Marcel Kittel (@marcelkittel) December 31, 2016
Saying goodbye to 2016 like ... pic.twitter.com/KHljb0oF3g— AmgenTOC (@AmgenTOC) December 31, 2016
Thanks Wiggle-High5 for all the support and fun I got from you all!! It was a short but great… https://t.co/ijLvvzs9z3— Amy Pieters (@AmyPieters) December 31, 2016
Happy new year everyone thank you for all the great memories in 2016, can't wait to make new ones in 2017. pic.twitter.com/GkdgIIubrS— michael matthews (@blingmatthews) December 31, 2016
Wherever you are in the world, we wish you all a happy new year!— ORICA-SCOTT (@OricaScott) December 31, 2016
Let's get 2017 started pic.twitter.com/2iFfuLwugb
Out with the old. In with the new! Happy New Year everyone! pic.twitter.com/LTVM66PU7t— Trek-Segafredo (@TrekSegafredo) December 31, 2016
Wherever you are, and whatever timezone you're in, we'd like to say a massive thank you for your support in 2016. Have a great New Year!pic.twitter.com/jtPREnVtDu— Team Sky (@TeamSky) December 31, 2016