30 JAN -
2 FEB 2020

Towards Zero Race Torquay — Men’s Teams

AG2R LA MONDIALE (France)

The oldest French team in the pro peloton returns to Australian shores for its sixth Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Always in the mix, AG2R LA MONDIALE will be pushing for its first win at Australia’s only one day classic.

  • Geoffrey BOUCHARD (FRA)
  • Clément CHEVRIER (FRA)
  • Axel DOMONT (FRA)
  • Ben GASTAUER (LUX)
  • Andréa VENDRAME (ITA)
  • Lawrence WARBASSE (USA)
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BORA - HANSGROHE (Germany)

BORA – hansgrohe has experienced plenty of success in Victoria, winning Towards Zero Race Melbourne twice and Queensland’s Jay McCarthy famously became the first Australian to win the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in 2018. They will be pushing hard for further success in 2020.

  • Jay MCCARTHY (AUS)
  • Cesare BENEDETTI (ITA)
  • Martin LAAS (EST)
  • Erik BASKA (SVK)
  • Juraj SAGAN (SVK)
  • Ide SCHELLING (NED)
  • Michael SCHWARZMANN (GER)
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CCC TEAM (Poland)

Poland’s first WorldTour cycling team is home to speedsters New Zealand Time Trial Champion Patrick Bevin and American Time Trial Champion Joey Rosskopf. Formerly known as BMC Racing Team, this is where Cadel Evans famously won the 2011 Tour de France.

  • Josef CERNY (POL)
  • Simon GESCHKE (GER)
  • Joseph ROSSKOPF (USA)
  • Guillaume VAN KEIRSBULCK (BEL)
  • Francisco VENTOSO (ESP)
  • Lukasz WISNIOWSKI (POL)
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COFIDIS (France)

With the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race reigning champion now in its ranks, Cofidis will be keen to pick up early season UCI WorldTour points in Geelong. The European Champion joined the French outfit this year and will be tough to beat on Sunday 2 February.

  • Elia VIVIANI (ITA)
  • Simone CONSONNI (ITA)
  • Nathan HAAS (AUS)
  • Mathias LE TURNIER (FRA)
  • Marco MATHIS (GER)
  • Fabio SABATINI (ITA)
  • Kenneth VANBILSEN (BEL)
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DECEUNINCK - QUICK-STEP (Belgium)

Winner of the UCI WorldTeam Classification in the past two seasons, Deceuninck – Quick-Step will field a strong and versatile seven-man team in Race Torquay and the One-Day Classic. Watch out for Irish Champion and two-time winner of Towards Zero Race Melbourne, Sam Bennett.

  • Sam BENNETT (IRL)
  • Shane ARCHBOLD (NZL)
  • João ALMEIDA (POR)
  • Mattia CATTANEO (ITA)
  • Dries DEVENYNS (BEL)
  • Iljo KEISSE (BEL)
  • Michael MORKOV (DEN)
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EF EDUCATION FIRST (USA)

Impossible to miss in its striking pink strip, American outfit EF Education First returns in 2020. Open to challenging the norms in cycling, this team is always looking for new ways to entertain and engage with fans. Look out for its flamboyant riders, including Aussie Mitch Docker.

  • Mitchell DOCKER (AUS)
  • Kristoffer HALVORSEN (NOR)
  • Jens KEUKELEIRE (BEL)
  • Lachlan MORTON (AUS)
  • Magnus Cort NIELSEN (DEN)
  • Jonas RUTSCH (GER)
  • Thomas SCULLY (NZL)
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GROUPAMA - FDJ (France)

Another French heavyweight, Groupama-FDJ cycling team has more than 400 victories, including nine French Champion jerseys, three Cycling Monuments and 27 Grand Tour stages to its name. This will be the WorldTour team’s first appearance at the Cadel Road Race.

  • Bruno ARMIRAIL (FRA)
  • Kilian FRANKINY (SUI)
  • Mickail DELAGE (FRA)
  • Jacopo GUARNIERI (ITA)
  • Falian LIENHARD (SUI)
  • Marc SARREAU (FRA)
  • Miles SCOTSON (AUS)
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TEAM INEOS (United Kingdom)

Formerly known as Team Sky, this is one of the world’s most decorated cycling outfits and a force at Grand Tour races. 2020 will see the team eager to prove their One-Day Classic credentials and no better place that in Geelong and the Surf Coast.

  • Owain DOULL (GBR)
  • Christopher LAWLESS (GBR)
  • Luke ROWE (GBR)
  • Pavel SIVAKOV (FRA)
  • Ian STANNARD (GBR)
  • Dylan VAN BAARLE (NED)
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ISRAEL START-UP NATION (Israel)

This is the first professional cycling team in Israel. The team’s vision is to enable talented young cyclists to compete in the international arena and launch their professional careers. We look forward to seeing what these riders can produce in Geelong in Torquay.

  • André GREIPEL (GER)
  • Rick ZABEL (GER)
  • Alexander CATAFORD (CAN)
  • Alex DOWSETT (GBR)
  • Omer GOLDSTEIN (ISR)
  • Mihkel RÄIM (EST)
  • Guillaume BOIVIN (CAN)
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LOTTO SOUDAL (Belgium)

With the world’s fastest sprinter Caleb Ewan spearheading Lotto Soudal in 2020, the Belgium outfit is capable of podium finishes at both Towards Zero Race Torquay and the first UCI WorldTour Classic of the season. Australian cycling and the region will relish the chance to see the speed of Caleb in full flight.

  • Caleb EWAN (AUS)
  • Thomas DE GENDT (BEL)
  • Adam HANSEN (AUS)
  • Matthew HOLMES (GBR)
  • Roger KLUGE (GER)
  • Jonathan DIBBEN (GBR)
  • Tosh VAN DER SANDE (BEL)
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MITCHELTON-SCOTT (Australia)

Men’s National Road Race Champion Cameron Meyer will be looking to continue his stellar start to 2020 when he lines up for the local team at the Cadel Road Race on Sunday 2 February. His band of predominantly Australian team mates are sure to be crowd favourites.

  • Daryl IMPEY (RSA)
  • Simon YATES (GBR)
  • Damien HOWSON (AUS)
  • Samuel BEWLEY (NZL)
  • Cameron MEYER (AUS)
  • Kaden GROVES (AUS)
  • Dion SMITH (NZL)
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NTT PRO CYCLING TEAM (South Africa)

NTT Pro Cycling (formerly Team Dimension Data) helps people in Africa move forward with bicycles through its relationship with Qhubeka Charity. As the only UCI WorldTour team based in South Africa, it is proud to boost 12 of its 38 riders hail from the continent of Africa.

  • Giacomo NIZZOLO (ITA)
  • Ryan GIBBONS (RSA)
  • Samuele BATTISTELLA (ITA)
  • Danilo WYSS (SUI)
  • Stefan DE BOD (RSA)
  • Rasmus TILLER (NOR)
  • Dylan SUNDERLAND (AUS)
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TEAM SUNWEB (Germany)

For the first time Team Sunweb will bring both the WorldTour Men’s and Women’s rosters to Australia for the opening One-Day Classics of the season. Aussie young guns Rob Power and Jai Hindley ride for this star-studded line-up, which lives by the motto “Keep Challenging”.

  • Jai HINDLEY (AUS)
  • Robert POWER (AUS)
  • Michael STORER (AUS)
  • Alberto DAINESE (ITA)
  • Max KANTER (GER)
  • Asbjørn Kragh ANDERSEN (DEN)
  • Florian STORK (GER)
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TEAM BAHRAIN MCLAREN (Bahrain)

UCI WorldTour road racing outfit Team Bahrain McLaren has just unveiled its dynamic new identity, team line-up and vision for 2020. The team is a joint venture between Bahrain WorldTour Cycling Team and British automotive, racing and technology leader McLaren.

  • Yukiya ARASHIRO (JPN)
  • Domen NOVAK (SLO)
  • Marco HALLER (AUT)
  • Hermann PERNSTEINER (AUT)
  • Luca PIBERNIK (SLO)
  • Chun-Kai FENG (CHN)
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TREK-SEGAFREDO (USA)

With the UCI Road World Champion Mads Pedersen and Australian stalwart Richie Porte in the ranks, the American powerhouse is one to watch at the 2020 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. The crowd favourite squad is certain to be hunting for early season success.

  • Mads PEDERSEN (DEN)
  • Kenny ELISSONDE (FRA)
  • Michel RIES ()
  • Juan Pedro LOPEZ (ESP)
  • Koen DE KORT (NED)
  • Kiel REIJNEN (USA)
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KORDAMENTHA AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TEAM (Australia)

Featuring some of Australia’s most talented young riders, the Australian National Team is sure to be contesting the Sprint and King of the Mountain jerseys, plus chasing the overall as their riders show the world their strength.

  • Steele VON HOFF (AUS)
  • Rudy PORTER (AUS)
  • Carter TURNBULL (AUS)
  • Connor LEAHY (AUS)
  • Godfrey SLATTERY (AUS)
  • Elliot SCHULTZ (AUS)
  • Blake QUICK (AUS)
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Team BridgeLane (Australia)

Team BridgeLane has been invited to compete on the big stage, having won the Australian National Road Series in 2019. The development squad for Australian cycling will take on the best in the world, which will be sure to support their drive to reach the pinnacle of the sport.

  • Alastair CHRISTIE-JOHNSTON (AUS)
  • Benjamin HILL (AUS)
  • Samuel JENNER (AUS)
  • Tyler LINDORFF (AUS)
  • Jensen PLOWRIGHT (AUS)
  • Ayden TOOVEY (AUS)
  • Nicholas WHITE (AUS)
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