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2018 Tour Down Under training rides - Gallery

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Peter Sagan heading out for a ride

Peter Sagan heading out for a ride
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Elia Viviani in his new Quick-Step Floors kit

Elia Viviani in his new Quick-Step Floors kit
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Alex Edmondson in his new green and gold jersey

Alex Edmondson in his new green and gold jersey
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Egan Bernal after a day of training in the heat

Egan Bernal after a day of training in the heat
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Daryl Impey answering questions from the press

Daryl Impey answering questions from the press
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New Australian champion Alex Edmondson answering questions

New Australian champion Alex Edmondson answering questions
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Caleb Ewan with the press

Caleb Ewan with the press
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Valerio Agnoli of Bahrain-Merida

Valerio Agnoli of Bahrain-Merida
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Nathan Haas checking his bike over

Nathan Haas checking his bike over
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Another former winner, LL Sanzhez of Astana

Another former winner, LL Sanzhez of Astana
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Egan Bernal makes his Sky debut at the Tour Down Under

Egan Bernal makes his Sky debut at the Tour Down Under
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Former winner André Greipel checks his phone before the ride

Former winner André Greipel checks his phone before the ride
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André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)
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Dani Moreno in the new pink EF Education kit

Dani Moreno in the new pink EF Education kit
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The Izagirre brothers, Gorka and Ion

The Izagirre brothers, Gorka and Ion
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Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale)

Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale)
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The young Sky squad for the 2018 Tour Down Under

The young Sky squad for the 2018 Tour Down Under
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A look at the Katusha-Alpecin Oakley helmets for 2018

A look at the Katusha-Alpecin Oakley helmets for 2018
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Domenico Pozzovivo rolls out

Domenico Pozzovivo rolls out
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The AG2R La Mondiale team plan the training ride

The AG2R La Mondiale team plan the training ride
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The Bahrain-Merida bikes are set up for the riders

The Bahrain-Merida bikes are set up for the riders
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Peter Sagan with some new kicks on

Peter Sagan with some new kicks on
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Former winner Tom-Jelte Slagter makes his Dimension Data debut at the race

Former winner Tom-Jelte Slagter makes his Dimension Data debut at the race
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The Sunweb team bikes are ready to roll

The Sunweb team bikes are ready to roll
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Rui Costa adjust his Garmin pre-ride

Rui Costa adjust his Garmin pre-ride
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World champion Peter Sagan

World champion Peter Sagan
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New Bora rider Daniel Oss walking to get his bike

New Bora rider Daniel Oss walking to get his bike
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Matteo Montaguti (AG2R La Mondiale) rolls out

Matteo Montaguti (AG2R La Mondiale) rolls out
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A week out from stage 1 of the Santos Tour Down Under, the majority of the teams and riders who will take part in the WorldTour opener have assembled in Adelaide, South Australia.

While some may have opted to sleep off the jet lag from Europe or North American, early arrivals such as current world champion Peter Sagan and former world champion Rui Costa kitted up and headed out for training rides and important course recons.

The 20th edition of the Tour Down Under will start in Port Adelaide 16 January and concludes in Adelaide six days later. The Tour Down Under riders will also have the chance to test their legs before the race begins in earnest at the tradition People's Choice Classic on Sunday 14 January.

Before racing, media and sponsorship commitments become the order of the day, riders have headed out of the Hilton Hotel headquarters of the race to explore or reacquaint themselves with the roads of the Tour Down Under.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a look at who has been out training and what riders look like in 2018 kit.

To read the 2018 Tour Down Under race preview, click here. And for the regularly updated start list for the race, click here.