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

Stannard, Rowe and Swift
Pasrt of Team Sky's Brit contingent: Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe and Ben Swift
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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.

Richie Porte

Richie Porte made his first public appearance in BMC kit - we're still not used to it

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Richie Porte

Richie Porte made his first public appearance in BMC kit - we're still not used to it

Ben Swift

British sprinter Ben Swift will be looking for victory in the People's Choice Classic and flat stages of the Tour Down Under

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Ben Swift

British sprinter Ben Swift will be looking for victory in the People's Choice Classic and flat stages of the Tour Down Under

Geraint Thomas

Welshman Geraint Thomas has his eye on big races later on this season, but isn't ruling out putting in an effort during the TdU

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Geraint Thomas

Welshman Geraint Thomas has his eye on big races later on this season, but isn't ruling out putting in an effort during the TdU

Stannard, Rowe and Swift

Pasrt of Team Sky's Brit contingent: Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe and Ben Swift

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Stannard, Rowe and Swift

Pasrt of Team Sky's Brit contingent: Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe and Ben Swift

Stannard, Rowe and Swift

Pasrt of Team Sky's Brit contingent: Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe and Ben Swift

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Stannard, Rowe and Swift

Pasrt of Team Sky's Brit contingent: Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe and Ben Swift

Simon Gerrans

After missing last year's Tour Down Under due to injury, Simon Gerrans is back - and ranks as one of the big pre-race favourites

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Simon Gerrans

After missing last year's Tour Down Under due to injury, Simon Gerrans is back - and ranks as one of the big pre-race favourites

Rohan Dennis

Rohan Dennis

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Rohan Dennis

Rohan Dennis

Adam Blythe

Adam Blythe already looks at home in Tinkoff kit, having moved to the Russian team from

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Adam Blythe

Adam Blythe already looks at home in Tinkoff kit, having moved to the Russian team from

Cannondale Pro Cycling

Cannondale Pro Cycling show off their new green argyle kit

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Cannondale Pro Cycling

Cannondale Pro Cycling show off their new green argyle kit

Katusha

Russian squad Katusha shows off its bold new team strip

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Katusha

Russian squad Katusha shows off its bold new team strip

Team Sky

Team Sky will be looking for a solid start to its WorldTour campaign

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Team Sky

Team Sky will be looking for a solid start to its WorldTour campaign

Traditional dancer

Traditional Australian dancer entertains the crowd in Adelaide

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Traditional dancer

Traditional Australian dancer entertains the crowd in Adelaide

BMC Racing

BMC will provide a two-pronged attack at the TdU with Rohan Dennis and Richie Porte

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BMC Racing

BMC will provide a two-pronged attack at the TdU with Rohan Dennis and Richie Porte

Dimension Data

South African team Dimension Data in its new kit having changed name from MTN-Qhubeka and stepped up to the WorldTour for 2016

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Dimension Data

South African team Dimension Data in its new kit having changed name from MTN-Qhubeka and stepped up to the WorldTour for 2016

Jack Bobridge

Jack Bobridge at the 2016 Tour Down Under

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Jack Bobridge

Jack Bobridge at the 2016 Tour Down Under

Sergio Henao

Sergio Henao

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Sergio Henao

Sergio Henao

Ryder Hesjedal

Canadian Ruder Hesjedal appears with new team Trek, having switched from Cannondale for 2016

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Ryder Hesjedal

Canadian Ruder Hesjedal appears with new team Trek, having switched from Cannondale for 2016

Caleb Ewan

Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan is the home favourite for the People's Choice Classic and the TdU's sprint stages

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Caleb Ewan

Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan is the home favourite for the People's Choice Classic and the TdU's sprint stages

Tyler Farrar

American sprinter Tyler Farrar provides some sprint power for Dimension Data

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Tyler Farrar

American sprinter Tyler Farrar provides some sprint power for Dimension Data

Adam Hansen

Grand Tour veteran Adam Hansen appears on stage with Lotto-Soudal

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Adam Hansen

Grand Tour veteran Adam Hansen appears on stage with Lotto-Soudal