• Returning champion Rohan Dennis will once again make his mark on the Santos Tour Down Under with Team BMC Racing. Image by Sirotti
    Returning champion Rohan Dennis will once again make his mark on the Santos Tour Down Under with Team BMC Racing. Image by Sirotti
  • Rohan Dennis set to return to the Santos Tour Down Under in 2016.
    Rohan Dennis set to return to the Santos Tour Down Under in 2016.
  • Richie Porte will kick off his 2017 campaign at the Stan Siejka Cycling Classic in Launceston.
    Richie Porte will kick off his 2017 campaign at the Stan Siejka Cycling Classic in Launceston.
  • Three-time stage winner Graeme Brown will line up to start his 14th Tour Down Under in 2016.
    Three-time stage winner Graeme Brown will line up to start his 14th Tour Down Under in 2016.
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Two More WorldTour Teams Confirmed for Tour Down Under

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BMC Racing Team and Australia’s Drapac Professional Cycling have confirmed their 7 man roster for the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under held 16 – 24 January.

Three-time stage winner Graeme Brown will line up to start his 14th Tour Down Under in 2016.
Three-time stage winner Graeme Brown will line up to start his 14th Tour Down Under in 2016.

Expecting another solid performance at the event this year, Drapac Professional Cycling team has been given their third consecutive wildcard entry into the UCI WorldTour event with Graeme Brown, three time stage winner and 2001 TDU Sprint Jersey classification overall winner, lining up for his 14th start at the event.

Also confirmed is Team BMC Racing from the USA with reigning champ Rohan Dennis and fellow Australian Richie Porte making a return as team mates to the 2016 iteration of the first WorldTour event held in Adelaide.

Both Dennis and Porte have said they are looking forward to starting the season in Australia and have realistic goals set for the race, with Corkscrew Hill on Stage 3 and Willunga Hill on Stage 5 being the most critical points of the event.

The BMC Racing Team roster for the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under will be led by Team Manager, Allan Peiper (AUS) and includes:

  • Rohan Dennis AUS
  • Danilo Wyss SUI
  • Alessandro De Marchi ITA
  • Richie Porte AUS
  • Peter Velits SUK
  • Marcus Burghardt GER
  • Floris Gerts NED

The Drapac Professional Cycling team at the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under will be led by Team Manager Tom Southam (GBR) and includes:

  • Graeme Brown AUS
  • William Clarke AUS
  • Nathan Earle AUS
  • Brenton Jones AUS
  • Gavin Mannion USA
  • Lachlan Norris AUS
  • Adam Phelan AUS
Returning champion Rohan Dennis will once again make his mark on the Santos Tour Down Under with Team BMC Racing. Image by Sirotti
Returning champion Rohan Dennis will once again make his mark on the Santos Tour Down Under with Team BMC Racing. Image by Sirotti
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