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Gallery: Mammals and marsupials unite at Tour Down Under presentation

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Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling)

Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling)
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 Richie Porte (Team Sky)

Richie Porte (Team Sky)
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Cadel Evans (BMC)

Cadel Evans (BMC)
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Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin)

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin)
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Cadel Evans (BMC)

Cadel Evans (BMC)
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Riders speak at the opening press conference for the Tour Down Under

Riders speak at the opening press conference for the Tour Down Under
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Cadel Evans (BMC) waives at the crowd

Cadel Evans (BMC) waives at the crowd
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Australian road champion Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling)

Australian road champion Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling)
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Richie Porte (Sky) speaks to Phil Liggett at the Tour Down Under presentation

Richie Porte (Sky) speaks to Phil Liggett at the Tour Down Under presentation
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Thomas de Gendt (Lotto Soudal)

Thomas de Gendt (Lotto Soudal)
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Tiago Machado (Katusha)

Tiago Machado (Katusha)
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Australian champion Heinrich Haussler

Australian champion Heinrich Haussler
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Mark Renshaw (Ettix-QuickStep)

Mark Renshaw (Ettix-QuickStep)
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Team Giant-Alpecin

Team Giant-Alpecin
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Lawson Craddock takes a selfie with a koala

Lawson Craddock takes a selfie with a koala
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Katusha at the official team presentation at the Tour Down Under

Katusha at the official team presentation at the Tour Down Under
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Jeremy Roy (FDJ)

Jeremy Roy (FDJ)
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Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling)

Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling)
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Cadel Evans marks his final Tour Down Under with some media obligations

Cadel Evans marks his final Tour Down Under with some media obligations
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Mark Renshaw (Etixx QuickStep)

Mark Renshaw (Etixx QuickStep)
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Cuddles with Cadel at the Tour Down Under

Cuddles with Cadel at the Tour Down Under
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Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) at the Tour Down Under presentation

Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) at the Tour Down Under presentation
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One of Astana's new signings Dario Cataldo

One of Astana's new signings Dario Cataldo
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Martin Velits (Etixx-QuickStep)

Martin Velits (Etixx-QuickStep)
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David de la Cruz (Etixx-QuickStep)

David de la Cruz (Etixx-QuickStep)
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Koen de Kort (Giant Alpecin)

Koen de Kort (Giant Alpecin)
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Sprint favourite Marcel Kittel (Giant Alpecin)

Sprint favourite Marcel Kittel (Giant Alpecin)
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What team do you race for? Koala bear meets Yves Lampaert (Bel)

What team do you race for? Koala bear meets Yves Lampaert (Bel)
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There was a huge turn out for the Tour Down Under presentation

There was a huge turn out for the Tour Down Under presentation
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The AG2R line up for the Santos Tour Down Under

The AG2R line up for the Santos Tour Down Under
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Katusha's team for the 2015 Tour Down Under

Katusha's team for the 2015 Tour Down Under
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The Etixx QuickStep team for the Tour Down Under

The Etixx QuickStep team for the Tour Down Under
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Lotto Jumbo at the Tour Down Under

Lotto Jumbo at the Tour Down Under
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Lampre Merida will hunt stage wins at the Tour Down Under this year

Lampre Merida will hunt stage wins at the Tour Down Under this year
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Drapac will race on home roads at the Tour Down Under

Drapac will race on home roads at the Tour Down Under
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The UniSA-Australia team

The UniSA-Australia team
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Crowds attend the Tour Down Under presentation on Saturday

Crowds attend the Tour Down Under presentation on Saturday
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Sprint favourite Marcel Kittel (Giant Alpecin)

Sprint favourite Marcel Kittel (Giant Alpecin)
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Up close and personal with the Giant Alpecin for one lucky koala

Up close and personal with the Giant Alpecin for one lucky koala
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Former Giro d'Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal

Former Giro d'Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal
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Hayden Roulston (Trek Factory Racing)

Hayden Roulston (Trek Factory Racing)
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Tinkoff Saxo leader Michael Rogers at the Tour Down Under

Tinkoff Saxo leader Michael Rogers at the Tour Down Under
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Michael Rogers (Tinkoff Saxo)

Michael Rogers (Tinkoff Saxo)
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Lars Boom will make his Astana debut at the Tour Down Under

Lars Boom will make his Astana debut at the Tour Down Under
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Luis Leon Sanchez now rides for Astana

Luis Leon Sanchez now rides for Astana
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Team Katusha are presented at the Tour Down Under

Team Katusha are presented at the Tour Down Under
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New Australian road race champion Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling)

New Australian road race champion Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling)
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The Cannondale Garmin riders model their new team kit

The Cannondale Garmin riders model their new team kit
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Lotto's Adam Hansen will target stage wins at the Tour Down Under

Lotto's Adam Hansen will target stage wins at the Tour Down Under
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Giampaolo Caruso (Team Katusha)

Giampaolo Caruso (Team Katusha)
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Australia's Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) is taking part in his final Tour Down Under

Australia's Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) is taking part in his final Tour Down Under
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Campbell Flakemore (BMC Racing)

Campbell Flakemore (BMC Racing)
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Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) will target the Hour record later this year

Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) will target the Hour record later this year
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Rohan Dennis was once of Garmin but rides for BMC Racing

Rohan Dennis was once of Garmin but rides for BMC Racing
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Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEdge)

Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEdge)
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Marcel Kittel (Giant Alpecin)

Marcel Kittel (Giant Alpecin)
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Pre-race favourite Richie Porte (Team Sky)

Pre-race favourite Richie Porte (Team Sky)
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Team BMC Racing presented at the Tour Down Under

Team BMC Racing presented at the Tour Down Under
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The Australian racing season has been underway for a number of weeks but it comes to a climax on Sunday with the WorldTour teams taking part in the People’s Choice Classic before the start of the Santos Tour Down Under on Tuesday.

It’s not an entirely antipodean affair with Marcel Kittel (Giant Alpecin), Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale Garmin), Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) and Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R) amongst the field.

Click here for the gallery and here for the Tour Down Under official start list.

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