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Tour Down Under: Teams presented in Adelaide - Gallery

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Simon Clarke (far right) will lead Cannondale at the Tour Down Under

Simon Clarke (far right) will lead Cannondale at the Tour Down Under (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Michael Woods (Cannondale)

Michael Woods (Cannondale) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Wouter Wippert (Cannondale)

Wouter Wippert (Cannondale) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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 Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo)

Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Enrico Battaglin (LottoNL-Jumbo)

Enrico Battaglin (LottoNL-Jumbo) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Paddy Bevin (Cannondale)

Paddy Bevin (Cannondale) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Rohan Dennis (BMC)

Rohan Dennis (BMC) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Richie Porte (BMC)

Richie Porte (BMC) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Nathan Haas (Dimension Data)

Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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 Gavin Mannion (Drapac)

Gavin Mannion (Drapac) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The fleet of Trek's for Trek-Segafredo

The fleet of Trek's for Trek-Segafredo (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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 Sean Lake (UniSA-Australia)

Sean Lake (UniSA-Australia) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Tyler Farrar (Dimension Data)

Tyler Farrar (Dimension Data) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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 Tsgabu Grmay is the Ethiopian national champion

Tsgabu Grmay is the Ethiopian national champion (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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 Luka Pibernik (Lampre-Merida)

Luka Pibernik (Lampre-Merida) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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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 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Australian champion Jack Bobridge (Trek-Segafredo)

Australian champion Jack Bobridge (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida)

Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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 Cyril Gautier (Ag2r-La Mondiale)

Cyril Gautier (Ag2r-La Mondiale) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge)

Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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 Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky)

Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal)

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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 Louis Meintjes (Lampre-Merida)

Louis Meintjes (Lampre-Merida) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo)

George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Leigh Howard (IAM Cycling

Leigh Howard (IAM Cycling (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Nelson Oliveira (Movistar)

Nelson Oliveira (Movistar) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Steve Morabito (FDJ)

Steve Morabito (FDJ) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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FDJ sports director Frédéric Guesdon

FDJ sports director Frédéric Guesdon (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Lars Boom (Astana)

Lars Boom (Astana) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale)

Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Adam Blythe (Tinkoff)

Adam Blythe (Tinkoff) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Oscar Gatto (Tinkoff)

Oscar Gatto (Tinkoff) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jack Bobridge waves to the crowd

Jack Bobridge waves to the crowd (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Simon Clarke (Cannondale)

Simon Clarke (Cannondale) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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 Davide Martinelli (Etixx-Quick Step)

Davide Martinelli (Etixx-Quick Step) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge)

Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Jesse Sergent (AG2R La Mondiale)

Jesse Sergent (AG2R La Mondiale) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Nathan Earle (Drapac)

Nathan Earle (Drapac) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Team LottoNl-Jumbo are presented at the Tour Down Under

Team LottoNl-Jumbo are presented at the Tour Down Under (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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George Bennett (Team LottoNl-Jumbo)

George Bennett (Team LottoNl-Jumbo) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Etixx QuickStep line up for the Tour Down Under

Etixx QuickStep line up for the Tour Down Under (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Petr Vakoč (Etixx-QuickStep)

Petr Vakoč (Etixx-QuickStep) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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BMC Racing include Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis

BMC Racing include Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Giant Alpecin

Giant Alpecin (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team Sky line up with Geraint Thomas

Team Sky line up with Geraint Thomas (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Lotto Soudal hit the stage

Lotto Soudal hit the stage (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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AG2R La Mondiale

AG2R La Mondiale (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Astana take to the stage

Astana take to the stage (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Rein Taaramäe (Katusha)

Rein Taaramäe (Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Katusha show off their new kit at the Tour Down Under

Katusha show off their new kit at the Tour Down Under (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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FDJ presented at the 2016 Tour Down Under

FDJ presented at the 2016 Tour Down Under (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Movistar arrive at the Tour Down Under with a strong line up

Movistar arrive at the Tour Down Under with a strong line up (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Cameron Meyer (Dimension Data)

Cameron Meyer (Dimension Data) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Steele von Hoff waves to the crowds

Steele von Hoff waves to the crowds (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Simon Geschke (Giant Alpecin)

Simon Geschke (Giant Alpecin) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Julian Arredondo (Trek Segafredo)

Julian Arredondo (Trek Segafredo) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Etixx-QuickStep)

Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Etixx-QuickStep) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Ji Cheng (Giant Alpecin)

Ji Cheng (Giant Alpecin) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (Dimension Data)

Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (Dimension Data) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Petr Vakoč (Etixx QuickStep)

Petr Vakoč (Etixx QuickStep) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Nathan Haas (Dimension Data)

Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Richie Porte's fans were out in force

Richie Porte's fans were out in force (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The UniSA-Australia team

The UniSA-Australia team (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Drapac are hunting stages in the Tour Down Under

Drapac are hunting stages in the Tour Down Under (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Dimension Data will make their 2016 WorldTour debut at the Tour Down Under

Dimension Data will make their 2016 WorldTour debut at the Tour Down Under (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Nathan Haas makes it on stage

Nathan Haas makes it on stage (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Lampre Merida are presented

Lampre Merida are presented (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The show kicks off at the Tour Down Under

The show kicks off at the Tour Down Under (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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IAM Cycling at the Tour Down Under

IAM Cycling at the Tour Down Under (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

They’ve pulled on their new 2016 kits, posed in photos in which they are hugging baby kangaroos and koala bears but in the next few days the smiles and formalities will end with the start of the Tour Down Under.

On Saturday evening the teams and riders gathered for the teams’ presentation in Adelaide just as the sun set. It was a chance for the riders to familiarize themselves with the Australian crowds and the set-up at the race.

Sunday will be the first encounter on the roads of Adelaide with the peloton taking part in the Down Under Classic, a 51-kilometer circuit race, while the main race kicks off on Tuesday with stage 1.

You can follow live coverage through the race on Cyclingnews, while also enjoying out stage race highlights at the end of each day.

See also: 

Tour Down Under 2016 stages:

Down Under Classic (Adelaide) – 51 km – Sunday, January 17
Tour Down Under Stage 1 – Prospect to Lyndoch – 130.8 km – Tuesday, January 19
Tour Down Under Stage 2 – Unley to Stirling – 132 km – Wednesday, January 20
Tour Down Under Stage 3 – Glenelg to Campbelltown – 139 km – Thursday, January 21
Tour Down Under Stage 4 – Norwood to Victor Harbor – 138 km – Friday, January 22
Tour Down Under Stage 5 – McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill – 151.5 km – Saturday, January 23
Tour Down Under Stage 6 – Adelaide – 90 km – Sunday, January 24

 

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