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Riders head out for Tour Down Under training rides - Gallery

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Another look at Peter Sagan's rainbow jersey

Another look at Peter Sagan's rainbow jersey
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Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)
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Peter Sagan heads out for a ride around Adelaide

Peter Sagan heads out for a ride around Adelaide
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Riders show off the new Katusha-Alpecin colours

Riders show off the new Katusha-Alpecin colours
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Peter Sagan gets ready to ride

Peter Sagan gets ready to ride
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The BMC team are yet to take up its position for the Tour Down Under

The BMC team are yet to take up its position for the Tour Down Under
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Pre-ride stretching

Pre-ride stretching
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The Astana team ride past race headquarter at the Hilton Hotel

The Astana team ride past race headquarter at the Hilton Hotel
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The Movistar team get instructions before heading out for a ride

The Movistar team get instructions before heading out for a ride
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Peter Sagan zips up his jersey before the ride

Peter Sagan zips up his jersey before the ride
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Jarlinson Pantano in his new Trek-Segafredo kit

Jarlinson Pantano in his new Trek-Segafredo kit
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The Facto Bikes that AG2R-La Mondiale will be riding at the Tour Down Under

The Facto Bikes that AG2R-La Mondiale will be riding at the Tour Down Under
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The Movistar team continue to race on Canyon bikes in 2017

The Movistar team continue to race on Canyon bikes in 2017
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The Trek bikes for Trek-Segafredo

The Trek bikes for Trek-Segafredo
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Tyler Farrar (Dimension Data) is excited to be back racing in Australia

Tyler Farrar (Dimension Data) is excited to be back racing in Australia
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Matteo Montaguti checks where the AG2R-

Matteo Montaguti checks where the AG2R-
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Jani Brajkovic (Bahrain-Merida)

Jani Brajkovic (Bahrain-Merida)
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Bahrain-Merida were quick to get on a training ride after arriving early on Wednesday morning

Bahrain-Merida were quick to get on a training ride after arriving early on Wednesday morning
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Domenico Pozzovivo gets ready for a ride

Domenico Pozzovivo gets ready for a ride
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The Giant bikes of Team Sunweb

The Giant bikes of Team Sunweb
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The LottoNL-Jumbo and Cannondale-Drapac teams head out for a ride

The LottoNL-Jumbo and Cannondale-Drapac teams head out for a ride
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Cannondale-Drapac's Tom-Jelte Slagter is one of the former winners to line-up in 2017

Cannondale-Drapac's Tom-Jelte Slagter is one of the former winners to line-up in 2017
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Peter Sagan and his teammates prepare for a training ride

Peter Sagan and his teammates prepare for a training ride
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Laurent Didier in the Trek-Segafredo team training kit

Laurent Didier in the Trek-Segafredo team training kit
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Lotto Soudal race on Ridley once again in 2017

Lotto Soudal race on Ridley once again in 2017
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Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal)

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal)
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The Giant bikes Team Sunweb will be racing at the Tour Down Under

The Giant bikes Team Sunweb will be racing at the Tour Down Under
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Bora-Hansgrohe's Specialized bikes for the Tour Down Under

Bora-Hansgrohe's Specialized bikes for the Tour Down Under
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Simon Geschke (Team Sunweb)

Simon Geschke (Team Sunweb)
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Oscar Gatto checks over his new race bike before the training ride

Oscar Gatto checks over his new race bike before the training ride
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Director sportif Stefano Zanini with Luis Leon Sanchez

Director sportif Stefano Zanini with Luis Leon Sanchez
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Wilco Kelderman in the Team Sunweb kit

Wilco Kelderman in the Team Sunweb kit
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Enrico Battaglin strikes a pose before the training ride

Enrico Battaglin strikes a pose before the training ride
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Caleb Ewan with his new 2017 Scott Foil

Caleb Ewan with his new 2017 Scott Foil
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Domenico Pozzovivo makes sure he is covered in sunscreen

Domenico Pozzovivo makes sure he is covered in sunscreen
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Robert Gesink is all smiles ahead of the training ride

Robert Gesink is all smiles ahead of the training ride
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Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) takes a moment before heading off on a ride

Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) takes a moment before heading off on a ride
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A clever shoe cover satisfies the needs of both riders and sponsors

A clever shoe cover satisfies the needs of both riders and sponsors
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Peter Sagan chats with the team mechanic before the ride

Peter Sagan chats with the team mechanic before the ride
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Team Sunweb prepare for a ride

Team Sunweb prepare for a ride
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Peter Sagan checks his SRM pre-ride

Peter Sagan checks his SRM pre-ride
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Ben Gastauer checks the set up of his bike

Ben Gastauer checks the set up of his bike
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The Katusha-Alpecin team modelling the new helmet pre-ride

The Katusha-Alpecin team modelling the new helmet pre-ride
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Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida)

Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida)
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With 18 of the 19 teams that will contest the 2017 Tour Down Under having now confirmed seven-man squads, riders are heading out into the surrounds of Adelaide for important training rides and course recon ahead of the January 17-22 WorldTour stage race.

World Champion Peter Sagan is one of those riders to head out as he also familiarises himself with his new Bora-Hansgrohe teammates. Orica-Scott fastman Caleb Ewan has also been out training, showing off his new Scott Foil for 2017. As has AG2R-La Mondiale's Domenico Pozzovivo on his new Factor team bike.

Dimension Data, LottoNL-Jumbo, Katusha-Alpecin and Team Sunweb have also been spotted heading out from the race headquarters in Victoria Square.

Along with some of the first photographs of the riders in new kits, the early-Tour Down Under training rides provide the first glimpse as team bikes for the year ahead.

For a full race preview of the 2017 Tour Down Under, click here, and for the 2017 Tour Down Under start list, click here, and for Baden Cooke's stage-by-stage preview, click here.