Two More WorldTour Teams Confirmed for Tour Down Under
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.
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