Cannondale-Drapac announce team for Tour Down Under

American Cannondale-Drapac team will be led by Michael Woods and Tom-Jelte Slagter at the Tour Down Under (January 17-22) - British sports director Tom Southam makes WorldTour debut behind the wheel

Michael Woods on stage 3 of the 2016 Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Dutchman Tom-Jelte Slagter and Canadian Michael Woods will be co-leaders for the Cannondale-Drapac team at the opening WorldTour race of the 2017 season: the Tour Down Under in Australia from January 17-22.

Slagter won the race overall in 2013 while riding for the Belkin team, and is joined by Woods as joint team leader in the six-stage event. Woods was one of the revelations of last year's race, having placed fifth overall as a neo-pro in the squad.

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