The ARA Australian Cycling Team is the green and gold home of Australia’s best cyclists. At the Santos Tour Down Under, the team provides a glimpse into the future of Australia’s rising stars on the road, while also providing high-profile Aussie riders outside of UCI WorldTour teams the opportunity to compete on home soil at Australia’s biggest stage race.

In 2024, the team will be led by Adelaide climber Damien Howson, who has ridden for more than 10 years at the premier level of world cycling with GreenEDGE Cycling and now Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team. Further WorldTour experience for the team is provided by talented Western Australian climber Michael Storer, a two-time stage winner at the Vuelta a España.

Five young talents complete the team from Australian UCI Continental outfits Team BridgeLane and ARA Skip Capital: Adelaide local and 2023 National Road Series winner Tristan Saunders, current Oceania road race champion Liam Walsh, under-23 time trial national champion Jackson Medway, promising puncheur Declan Trezise and climbing ace Luke Burns.

Quick profile

At the Santos Tour Down Under

  • Debut: 2001
  • Starts: 190
  • Best GC result: 2nd (2007, 2021, 2008)
  • Stage wins: 10

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The Santos Tour Down Under is part of the UCI World Tour

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