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2018 Tour Down Under teams presented in Adelaide - Gallery

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Peter Sagan and his Bora-Hansgrohe team.

Peter Sagan and his Bora-Hansgrohe team.
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Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).
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Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal).

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal).
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Pete Kennaugh (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Pete Kennaugh (Bora-Hansgrohe).
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Daniel Oss (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Daniel Oss (Bora-Hansgrohe).
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Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).
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Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).
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Alex Edmondson (Mitchelton-Scott).

Alex Edmondson (Mitchelton-Scott).
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Mat Hayman (Mitchelton-Scott).

Mat Hayman (Mitchelton-Scott).
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Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott).

Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott).
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Adam Hansen (Lotto Soudal).

Adam Hansen (Lotto Soudal).
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Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal).

Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal).
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Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates).

Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates).
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Richie Porte (BMC).

Richie Porte (BMC).
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Richie Porte (BMC).

Richie Porte (BMC).
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Richie Porte (BMC).

Richie Porte (BMC).
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Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida).

Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida).
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EF Education First-Drapac directeur sportif Tom Southam.

EF Education First-Drapac directeur sportif Tom Southam.
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Simon Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac).

Simon Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac).
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Dani Moreno (EF Education First-Drapac).

Dani Moreno (EF Education First-Drapac).
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Stijn Vandenbergh (AG2R La Mondiale).

Stijn Vandenbergh (AG2R La Mondiale).
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Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin).

Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin).
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Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin).

Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin).
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Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors).

Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors).
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Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo).

Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo).
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George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo).

George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo).
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Egan Bernal (Team Sky).

Egan Bernal (Team Sky).
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Richie Porte (BMC) with Phil Ligget at the Tour Down Under.

Richie Porte (BMC) with Phil Ligget at the Tour Down Under.
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Bora-Hansgrohe at the Tour Down Under.

Bora-Hansgrohe at the Tour Down Under.
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Lotto Soudal report for duty.

Lotto Soudal report for duty.
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Rui Costa features in the UAE Team Emirates line-up.

Rui Costa features in the UAE Team Emirates line-up.
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A new-look Mitchelton-Scott ahead of the 2018 Tour Down Under.

A new-look Mitchelton-Scott ahead of the 2018 Tour Down Under.
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AG2R La Mondiale.

AG2R La Mondiale.
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Nathan Haas leads Katusha-Alpecin at the 2018 Tour Down Under.

Nathan Haas leads Katusha-Alpecin at the 2018 Tour Down Under.
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Elia Viviani debuts for QuickStep at the Tour Down Under.

Elia Viviani debuts for QuickStep at the Tour Down Under.
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Team Sky at the 2018 Tour Down Under presentation.

Team Sky at the 2018 Tour Down Under presentation.
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Manuele Boaro (Bahrain-Merida).

Manuele Boaro (Bahrain-Merida).
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Koen de Kort is a Tour Down Under veteran.

Koen de Kort is a Tour Down Under veteran.
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Stijn Vandenbergh enters into the spirit of things ahead of the Tour Down Under.

Stijn Vandenbergh enters into the spirit of things ahead of the Tour Down Under.
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A koala selfie for Daniel Oss.

A koala selfie for Daniel Oss.
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Robert Gesink and friend at the Tour Down Under.

Robert Gesink and friend at the Tour Down Under.
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Sam Oomen with a snake around his neck at the Tour Down Under.

Sam Oomen with a snake around his neck at the Tour Down Under.
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Fumiyuki Beppu.

Fumiyuki Beppu.
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BMC Racing Team at the 2018 Tour Down Under presentation.

BMC Racing Team at the 2018 Tour Down Under presentation.
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Richie Porte (BMC) is looking for a repeat Tour Down Under victory.

Richie Porte (BMC) is looking for a repeat Tour Down Under victory.
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UniSA-Australia are the lone wild card team at the Tour Down Under.

UniSA-Australia are the lone wild card team at the Tour Down Under.
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Mark Renshaw fields questions as Dimension Data arrive at the Tour Down Under.

Mark Renshaw fields questions as Dimension Data arrive at the Tour Down Under.
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Bahrain-Merida.

Bahrain-Merida.
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EF Education First-Drapac make their WorldTour debut at the Tour Down Under.

EF Education First-Drapac make their WorldTour debut at the Tour Down Under.
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Team Sunweb at the Tour Down Under presentation.

Team Sunweb at the Tour Down Under presentation.
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Phil Ligget quizzes Astana's Luis Leon Sanchez.

Phil Ligget quizzes Astana's Luis Leon Sanchez.
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Truls Korsaeth (Astana) entertains the crowds at the Tour Down Under presentation.

Truls Korsaeth (Astana) entertains the crowds at the Tour Down Under presentation.
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FDJ at the Tour Down Under.

FDJ at the Tour Down Under.
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Movistar sport their new kit.

Movistar sport their new kit.
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Team LottoNL-Jumbo.

Team LottoNL-Jumbo.
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Koen de Kort and Trek-Segafredo at the Tour Down Under.

Koen de Kort and Trek-Segafredo at the Tour Down Under.
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LottoNL-Jumbo at the Tour Down Under.

LottoNL-Jumbo at the Tour Down Under.
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Yukiya Arashiro (Bahrain-Merida).

Yukiya Arashiro (Bahrain-Merida).
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The stars of the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under assembled in Adelaide on Saturday for the team presentation, with defending champion Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team) and world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) the star attractions for the sizeable crowd.

The Tour Down Under gets underway on Tuesday but the first WorldTour race of the year will, as ever, be preceded by its traditional curtain-raiser, the People's Choice Classic, on Sunday.

Overall winner a year ago, Porte is among the favourites for victory again in 2018, though the Tasmanian suggested that a remarkable fifth successive win on the Willunga Hill summit finish might be a more feasible target for the week.

Sagan returns to the Tour Down Under for the second year in succession, and is joined by new teammates Daniel Oss and Peter Kennaugh.

As ever, the first WorldTour race of the season provides an early glimpse of new kit and new signings. Daniel Moreno will make his debut for the rebranded EF Education First-Drapac, Nathan Haas will be on show for Katusha-Alpecin, while Domenico Pozzovivo will have his first outing as a Bahrain-Merida rider.

Elia Viviani will lead the line for Quick-Step Floors, while 2017 Tour de l’Avenir winner Egan Bernal is at the head of a youthful Team Sky selection.

Scroll through the gallery above for an extensive look at the riders and jerseys of the 2018 Tour Down Under.