GreenEdge Cycling send strong teams to Santos Festival of Cycling

SARNANO ITALY SEPTEMBER 11 Lucas Hamilton of Australia and Team MitcheltonScott White Best Young Jersey Manuele Boaro of Italy and Astana Pro Team Davide Ballerini of Italy and Team Deceuninck QuickStep during the 55th TirrenoAdriatico 2020 Stage 5 a 202km stage from Norcia to SarnanoSassotetto 1335m TirrenAdriatico on September 11 2020 in Sarnano Italy Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
Lucas Hamilton (GreenEdge Cycling) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The 2021 Tour Down Under has been cancelled but GreenEdge Cycling will still send highly competitive teams to the women’s and men’s Santos Festival of Cycling (January 21-24). The four-day event – which includes men’s and women’s races – was confirmed in November as a replacement to the WorldTour race which was cancelled due to a lack of interest from international teams related to COVID-19 impact on travel and quarantine restrictions.

In total 13 men’s WorldTour riders are expected to race the men’s four-day stage race with Richie Porte the standout favourite. The future Ineos Grenadiers rider is set to race as part of the national team and will be the favourite to win with the inclusion of a Willunga Hill finish, but GreenEdge bring strength with a team spearheaded by Lucas Hamilton and sprinter Kaden Groves.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.