South Australia’s own cycling champion Stuart O’Grady is coming home to take part in the 2007 Tour Down Under. O'Grady will lead his CSC team, the first confirmed team for next year’s Tour Down Under, announced Tourism Minister Jane Lomax-Smith.
"We are thrilled that the winner of the inaugural Tour Down Under will be returning to the event with an all-star team," he said. "I expect Stuart will have a home-town win on his mind as he sets out to defend his 1999 and 2001 Tour Down Under victories."
Fellow South Australian and Olympic gold medallist Luke Roberts, as well as former Southaustralia.com-AIS team young gun Matthew Goss will be joining O’Grady as part of the CSC’s Australian contingent. The squad will participate in the Tour Down Under with team manager, Scott Sunderland, former professional cyclist, and Australian cyclist of the year. Team owner Bjarne Riis is making the trip to South Australia with the team as a VIP guest of the Tour Down Under.
Further teams and riders competing in the Tour will be confirmed as they become available.