List of teams and riders taking part in the 2017 Tour Down Under (January 17-22)

The Tour Down Under kicks off the 2017 WorldTour calendar on January 17-22, with six stages around Adelaide, South Australia.

The official Tour Down Under start list has yet to be announced, and with WorldTour teams no longer obliged to take part in all top-level races, there is not even a guarantee of the teams that will take part.

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However you can be pretty sure that the majority of WorldTour teams will be there as they look to prepare for the bigger races in the season, and the biggest name in the sport, Peter Sagan, has already confirmed his participation, as has Esteban Chaves.

Among the other riders who are expected to take part are Ben Swift, who will be making his debut with TJ Sport (formerly Lampre-Merida), and four-time Tour Down Under winner Simon Gerrains (Orica-BikeExchange)

We’ll be updating this Tour Down Under start list as and when the teams start to announce their line ups.

Bora-Hansgrohe (Ger)

Peter Sagan (Svk)

BMC Racing Team (USA)

Richie Porte (Aus)

FDJ (Fra)

Anthony Roux (Fra)

TJ Sport (Chn)

Ben Swift (Gbr)

Bahrain-Merida (Bhr)

Giovanni Visconti (Ita)
Ondrej Cink (Cze)
Tsgabu Grmay (Eth)
Meiyin Wang (Chn)

Orica-BikeExchange (Aus)

Simon Gerrans (Aus)
Esteban Chaves (Col)

Cannondale-Drapac (USA)

Brendan Canty (Aus)

Katusha-Alpecin (Rus)

Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor)

Trek-Segafredo (USA)

Koen De Kort (Ned)