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Tour Down Under: First rider training gallery of 2016

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The Cannondale team get ready to roll out

The Cannondale team get ready to roll out
(Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Luka Pibernik in his national jersey

Luka Pibernik in his national jersey
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Plenty of bidons for Tinkoff

Plenty of bidons for Tinkoff
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Rohan Dennis with the media pre-ride

Rohan Dennis with the media pre-ride
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Ryder Hesjedal makes his Trek-Segafredo debut at the Tour Down Under

Ryder Hesjedal makes his Trek-Segafredo debut at the Tour Down Under
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Matteo Montaguti (Ag2r-La Mondiale)

Matteo Montaguti (Ag2r-La Mondiale)
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The LottoNL-Jumbo team

The LottoNL-Jumbo team
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JJ Lobato has a final minute chat before the ride

JJ Lobato has a final minute chat before the ride
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The IAM Cycling team will keep cool in white jerseys under the hot Australian sun

The IAM Cycling team will keep cool in white jerseys under the hot Australian sun
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The Lotto Soudal team ready to roll

The Lotto Soudal team ready to roll
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Greg Henderson and Adam Hansen about to roll out

Greg Henderson and Adam Hansen about to roll out
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The 2016 bikes of IAM Cycling

The 2016 bikes of IAM Cycling
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FDJ ready to roll

FDJ ready to roll
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Defending champion Rohan Dennis (BMC)

Defending champion Rohan Dennis (BMC)
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Manuele Boaro waits on his teammates

Manuele Boaro waits on his teammates
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The 2016 Bianchi team bikes for LottoNL-Jumbo

The 2016 Bianchi team bikes for LottoNL-Jumbo
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Julián Arredondo waiting to roll

Julián Arredondo waiting to roll
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Ag2r-La Mondiale riders ready to ride

Ag2r-La Mondiale riders ready to ride
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Caleb Ewan heads out for the ride

Caleb Ewan heads out for the ride
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Moreno Moser (Cannondale)

Moreno Moser (Cannondale)
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Astana get ready to roll out

Astana get ready to roll out
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Diego Ulissi checks his bike before the ride

Diego Ulissi checks his bike before the ride
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Jarlinson Pantano checking his phone pre-ride

Jarlinson Pantano checking his phone pre-ride
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Nathan Haas models the Dimension Data kit

Nathan Haas models the Dimension Data kit
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Czech national champion Petr Vakoč (Etixx-Quick Step)

Czech national champion Petr Vakoč (Etixx-Quick Step)
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Keon de Kort (Giant-Alpecin)

Keon de Kort (Giant-Alpecin)
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Former Tour Down Under champion Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana)

Former Tour Down Under champion Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana)
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The Astana riders prepare for a ride

The Astana riders prepare for a ride
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Lars Boom with Stefano Zanini

Lars Boom with Stefano Zanini
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Lars Boom (Astana)

Lars Boom (Astana)
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Lieuwe Westra (Astana)

Lieuwe Westra (Astana)
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The Cannondale riders pre-ride

The Cannondale riders pre-ride
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Diego Ulissi (Lampre Merida)

Diego Ulissi (Lampre Merida)
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Kangaroos are a common sight in the Tour Down Under village

Kangaroos are a common sight in the Tour Down Under village
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The Ag2r-La Mondiale team slap on the suncreen

The Ag2r-La Mondiale team slap on the suncreen
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Lars Boom returns to the race with Astana

Lars Boom returns to the race with Astana
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The Ag2r-La Mondiale team

The Ag2r-La Mondiale team
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The Focus bikes of Ag2r-La Mondiale

The Focus bikes of Ag2r-La Mondiale
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Moreno Moser (Cannondale)

Moreno Moser (Cannondale)
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Diego Ulissi (Lampre Merida)

Diego Ulissi (Lampre Merida)
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Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin)

Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin)
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Diego Ulissi ready to roll

Diego Ulissi ready to roll
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The Giant-Alpecin team prepare for a training ride

The Giant-Alpecin team prepare for a training ride
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Domenico Pozzovivo applies some sunscreen

Domenico Pozzovivo applies some sunscreen
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The Cannondale team heads out for a training ride

The Cannondale team heads out for a training ride
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The 2016 Tour Down Under starts in one week's time with a 130.3km opener from Prospect to Lyndoch and almost all 18 WorldTour teams are in Adelaide preparing for the race. With the majority of riders heading down under from the cold European winter on long haul flights to acclimatise to the hot conditions before the racing gets underway, teams such as Ag2r-La Mondiale, Astana, Cannondale and Giant-Alpecin have started their pre-race training rides.

The team's are based in the race village for the entirety of the Tour Down Under, just a short walk across the road from the race headquarters in the Hilton Hotel, where all training riders are likely start and finish. 

Have a look through our gallery by clicking or swiping though to see riders in their new team kit for 2016 on their first Tour Down Under training rides for the week.

For a provisional 2016 Tour Down Under start list that will be updated as teams announce their squads for the race, click here and to subscribe to the Cyclingnews YouTube channel, click here