The race in Australia is the traditional season-opener for the UCI season and will begin on January 21 in Tanunda, running until January 26.

Tour Down Under
Tour Down Under cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic
01/11/2020 AT 10:34

Greipel won the event in 2008 and 2010, racing for Team High Road and Team HTC-Colombia respectively.

The veteran also has 18 stage wins, more than anyone else in the tournament’s history.

In 2018, he won the opening and closing stage of the event before moving to Arkéa-Samsic for an unsuccessful 2019.

He will now be racing for the newly-formed Israel Start-Up Nation team.

Other notable riders confirmed for the Tour Down Under include Elia Viviani, Simon Yates and another two-time winner Daryl Impey.

Tour Down Under
Porte rallies on final stage to take second Tour Down Under GC victory
26/01/2020 AT 08:12
Tour Down Under
Holmes takes first professional victory as Porte wins GC
26/01/2020 AT 05:28