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Miles Scotson and Richie Porte

Miles Scotson and Richie Porte
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Gianluca Brambilla and Eros Capecchi

Gianluca Brambilla and Eros Capecchi
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Wilco Keldermann

Wilco Keldermann
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Yukiya Arashiro

Yukiya Arashiro
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Niccolo Bonifazio

Niccolo Bonifazio
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Giovanni Visconti and Bahrain-Merida teammates

Giovanni Visconti and Bahrain-Merida teammates
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jay Mccarthy

Jay Mccarthy
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Miles Scotson

Miles Scotson
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Richie Porte

Richie Porte
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Louis Meintjes

Louis Meintjes
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Petr Vakoc

Petr Vakoc
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Sean De Bie

Sean De Bie
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Rafael Valls and Adam Hansen

Rafael Valls and Adam Hansen
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Nathan Haas

Nathan Haas
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Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan
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Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan
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Jay Mccarthy and sports director Patxi Vila

Jay Mccarthy and sports director Patxi Vila
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Thomas De Gendt

Thomas De Gendt
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Wilco Keldermann

Wilco Keldermann
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Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan
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Jay McCarthy

Jay McCarthy
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Jose Goncalves and Jhonatan Restrepo

Jose Goncalves and Jhonatan Restrepo
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Tiago Machado

Tiago Machado
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Miles Scotson

Miles Scotson
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Eros Capecchi

Eros Capecchi
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jack Bauer

Jack Bauer
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Francisco Ventoso

Francisco Ventoso
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Dries Devenyns

Dries Devenyns
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Ben Swift

Ben Swift
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Diego Ulissi

Diego Ulissi
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Ben Swift

Ben Swift
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Ben Swift

Ben Swift
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Giovanni Visconti

Giovanni Visconti
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Miles Scotson

Miles Scotson
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Gianluca Brambilla

Gianluca Brambilla
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Sergio Luis Henao

Sergio Luis Henao
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Martin Velits

Martin Velits
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Thomas De Gendt

Thomas De Gendt
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Louis Meintjes

Louis Meintjes
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Marco Marcato

Marco Marcato
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Ben Swift

Ben Swift
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Jack Bauer

Jack Bauer
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Gianluca Brambilla

Gianluca Brambilla
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Eros Capecchi

Eros Capecchi
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Richie Porte

Richie Porte
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Teams are gathering in Adelaide for the start of the 2017 season this weekend, when the People's Choice Classic on January 15 will provide a warm-up for the WorldTour opener at the Santos Tour Down Under January 17-22. 

Following Sunday's criterium in Adelaide, 18 WorldTour teams plus the Unisa-Australia national team will line up on Tuesday for the Tour Down Under's first stage, a 145km road race from Unley to Lyndoch. From there, the race will visit Stirling, Paracombe, Glenelg, Victor Harbor, Norwood, Campbelltown, McLaren Vale, Willunga Hill and Adelaide before the 2017 winner is decided.

Some riders, like World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), have been in Australia since last month, while other teams and individuals have been arriving sporadically over the past few weeks. The first order of business is to shake any jet lag that may have accumulated on the trip to Australia, then it's time to dial in the machines, meet with media and stretch out the legs.

Check out the gallery for a look at what some of the teams and riders have been up to in the Australian summer heat.