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The 2012 WorldTour kicks off in January with the Tour Down Under, running from January 17-22 in South Australia.

A total of 19 teams are taking part in this year's race - comprising all 18 WorldTour teams and 'local' outfit UniSA-Australia.

Each team will be made up of seven riders, bringing the total number of riders to 133.

For more information on the 2012 Tour Down Under, see Cycling Weekly's 2012 Tour Down Under coverage index.

Note: This is the provisional start list and may be subject to change. Updated Friday, January 13.

Ag2r La Mondiale (France)

Martin Elmiger (Swi)

Manuel Belletti (Ita)

Kristof Goddaert (Bel)

Blel Kadri (Fra)

Romain Lemarchand (Fra)

Matteo Montaguti (Ita)

Boris Shpilevskiy (Rus)

Astana (Kazakhstan)

Dmitri Muravyev (Kaz)

Borut Bozic (Slo)

Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita)

Francesco Masciarelli (Ita)

Assan Bazayev (Kaz)

Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz)

Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz)

BMC Racing Team (USA)

Alessandro Ballan (Ita)

Mathias Frank (Swi)

Adam Blythe (GBr)

Marcus Burghardt (Ger)

Martin Kohler (Sui)

Manuel Quinziato (Ita)

Greg Van Avermaet (Bel)

Euskaltel-Euskadi (Spain)

Romain Sicard (Fra)

Gorka Izagirre (Spa)

Victor Cabedo (Spa)

Pablo Urtasun (Spa)

Ruben Perez (Spa)

Adrian Saez de Arregui (Spa)

Riccardo Garcia (Spa)

FDJ-Big Mat (France)

Sandy Casar (Fra)

William Bonnet (Fra)

Arnaud Courteille (Fra)

Frederic Guesdon (Fra)

Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr)

Jeremy Roy (Fra)

Jussi Veikkanen (Fin)

Garmin-Barracuda (USA)

Ryder Hesjedal (Can)

Jack Bauer (NZl)

Robbie Hunter (RSA)

Nathan Haas (Aus)

Heinrich Haussler (Aus)

Andreas Klier (Ger)

Martijn Maaskant (Ned)

GreenEdge (Australia)

Cameron Meyer (Aus)

Robbie McEwen (Aus)

Luke Durbridge (Aus)

Simon Gerrans (Aus)

Matt Goss (Aus)

Stuart O'Grady (Aus)

Leigh Howard (Aus)

Katusha (Russia)

Oscar Freire (Spa)

Maxim Belkov (Rus)

Giampaolo Caruso (Ita)

Luca Paolini (Ita)

Xavier Florencio (Spa)

Eduard Vorganov (Rus)

Gatis Smukulis (Lat)

Lampre-ISD (Italy)

Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)

Grega Bole (Slo)

Davide Cimolai (Ita)

Massimo Graziato (Ita)

Danilo Hondo (Ger)

Matthew Lloyd (Aus)

Davide Vigano (Ita)

Liquigas-Cannondale (Italy)

Stefano Agostini (Ita)

Daniele Ratto (Ita)

Federico Canuti (Ita)

Kristijan Koren (Slo)

Alan Marangoni (Ita)

Mauro Da Dalto (Ita)

Fabio Sabatini (Ita)

Lotto-Belisol (Belgium)

Andre Greipel (Ger)

Vicente Reynes (Spa)

Marcel Sieberg (Ger)

Adam Hansen (Aus)

Greg Henderson (NZl)

Jurgen Roelandts (Bel)

Olivier Kaisen (Bel)

Movistar (Spain)

Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa)

Imanol Erviti (Spa)

Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa)

David Lopez (Spa)

Angel Madrazo (Spa)

Javier Moreno (Spa)

Alejandro Valverde (Spa)

Omega Pharma-QuickStep (Belgium)

Gerald Ciolek (Ger)

Matthew Brammeier (Irl)

Serge Pauwels (Bel)

Andrew Fenn (GBr)

Gert Steegmans (Bel)

Matteo Trentin (Ita)

Julien Vermote (Bel)

Rabobank (Netherlands)

Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa)

Michael Matthews (Aus)

Tom Leezer (Ned)

Mark Renshaw (Aus)

Jos Van Emden (NEd)

Graeme Brown (Aus)

Wilco Kelderman (Ned)

RadioShack-Nissan (Lux)

Daniele Bennati (Ita)

Linus Gerdemann (Ger)

Jan Bakelants (Bel)

Tiago Machado (Por)

Hayden Roulston (NZl)

Jesse Sergent (NZl)

Jens Voigt (Ger)

Saxo Bank (Denmark)

Sergio Paulinho (Por)

Anders Lund (Den)

Luke Roberts (Aus)

Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol)

Jonas Jorgensen (Den)

Jonathan Cantwell (Aus)

Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn)

Team Sky (Great Britain)

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor)

Geraint Thomas (GBr)

Chris Sutton (Aus)

Alex Dowsett (GBr)

Michael Rogers (Aus)

Danny Pate (USA)

Mathew Hayman (Aus)

Uni SA-Australia (Australia)

Steele Van Hoff (Aus)

Jay McCarthy (Aus)

Rohan Dennis (Aus)

Lachlan Norris (Aus)

Tom Palmer (Aus)

Wesley Sulzberger

William Clarke

Vacansoleil-DCM (Netherlands)

Romain Feillu (Fra)

Thomas De Gendt (Bel)

Sergey Lagutin (Uzb)

Marcello Pavarin (Ita)

Kenny Van Hummel (Ned)

Mirko Selvaggi (Ita)

Wouter Mol (Ned)

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Tour Down Under 2012: Cycling Weekly's coverage index

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