UCI ProTour

The 2008 UCI ProTour begins at the Tour Down Under in Australia on January 22 but Cycling Weekly have discovered that most of the big names in the peloton have snubbed the race, preferring to train in Europe and follow a traditional early season build-up.

According to the race?s official start list at, few of the major stars of the peloton will be in the race and most of the 18 ProTour teams are filled with little-known riders who rarely make it into the major races in Europe.

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