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News Year's wishes from around the sport

Fireworks ring in the New Year.

Fireworks ring in the New Year.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

As 2017 spreads across the globe, riders, teams and races all took to social media to say good-bye to 2016 and welcome in the New Year.

The changing season also provided the opportunity for riders to thank their previous teams on the last day of their contracts, while teams took the opportunity to welcome new riders aboard and look toward new goals in the year ahead. We've compiled a glimpse of the New Year's greetings below.

Happy New Year from the crew at Cyclingnews!

A Happy new year 2017!!
本年も宜しくお願い申し上げます。
別府 史之 #2016を振り返って pic.twitter.com/yLybAlGI8d

Happy new year everyone thank you for all the great memories in 2016, can't wait to make new ones in 2017. pic.twitter.com/GkdgIIubrS

Ultimo giorno del 2016 e di una grande stagione per il #GreenTeam: i cinque successi finali di @sonnycolbrelli e @RuffoniNicola pic.twitter.com/Yib5qPAgjk

Wherever you are in the world, we wish you all a happy new year!
Let's get 2017 started pic.twitter.com/2iFfuLwugb

To all staff, sponsors, partners & friends @TeamDiData | a huge thank you for the last 2 seasons. It's been a blast See you on the road pic.twitter.com/D0WS0aThzA

Goodbye 2016! Let those bottles pop tonight and next year!! #2017 http://t.co/gU0bviisD1 pic.twitter.com/Kg3qX0xSeF

Out with the old. In with the new! Happy New Year everyone! pic.twitter.com/LTVM66PU7t

Mai avere paura di puntare in alto. A tutti auguro un 2017 fatto di grandi traguardi, e di… http://t.co/NVRFeIV1Sv pic.twitter.com/ZQ2YTb9ZAV

Last day of the year and last time in this jersey. Thanks to fans, @tinkoff_team and @olegtinkov for their support. Happy new year!!! pic.twitter.com/NcZBVGyofN

 

Wherever you are, and whatever timezone you're in, we'd like to say a massive thank you for your support in 2016. Have a great New Year!pic.twitter.com/jtPREnVtDu