Tour Down Under 2016 team presentation in pictures

Riders taking part in the 2016 Tour Down Under are officially presented to the crowds in Adelaide, Australia - Photos by Graham Watson

The teams and riders taking part in the 2016 Tour Down Under (January 19-24) were presented to crowds in Adelaide, Australia, on Saturday night. As this is the opening WorldTour race of the 2016 season, it’s the first time that some of the riders have appeared in their new team kit.

It will take a bit of time to get used to seeing Richie Porte in BMC kit, Ryder Hesjedal in Trek kit and Brit Adam Blythe in a Tinkoff jersey.

Although the TdU itself starts on Tuesday, many of the riders will take part in the People’s Choice Classic criterium on Sunday to warm up and vie to claim an early-season victory.