Team Sky unveil squads

All riders in action before end of February

By Jonathan Turner   Last updated: 8th January 2010  

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Team Sky have revealed their team line-ups for the first 12 races they'll be competing in during their debut season on the road.

The Tour Down Under marks the first appearance for Sky Pro Cycling, with the team represented by a seven-man squad featuring Brits Russell Downing, Chris Froome and Ben Swift, Australians Chris Sutton and Mathew Hayman, New Zealander Greg Henderson and Italy's Davide Vigan˛.

The Adelaide event starts with a city criterium on 17 January, with the race proper getting under way two days later.

The GP Cycliste la Marseillaise on 31 January sees 20-year-old Peter Kennaugh, third in the junior Giro d'Italia and fourth in the World Under-23 Championships last season, make his pro debut.

He'll be joined by John-Lee Augustyn, Michael Barry, Sylvain Calzati, Steve Cummings, Nicolas Portal and Morris Possoni.

February starts with the five-day Etoile de BessŔges in which Bradley Wiggins will make his 2010 bow as he joins the seven riders from the GP Cycliste la Marseillaise.

The action then moves to the Gulf, with six men riding in both the Tour of Qatar (7-12 February) and the first Tour of Oman (14-19 February).

Those events represent Edvald Boasson Hagen's first outings for Team Sky as the young Norwegian bids to continue his spectacular run of success from 2009.

Kurt-Asle Arvesen, Juan Antonio Flecha, Lars-Petter Nordhaug, Ian Stannard and Geraint Thomas are the other five riders inked in for both races.

Downing and Vigan˛ complete the Qatar line-up while Hayman and Sutton come in for that pair Oman.

Italian Dario Cioni gets his first action in the two-day Tour du Haut Var when he'll be joined by Barry, Calzati, Froome, Kennaugh, Possoni, Swift and Vigan˛.

The last four members of Team Sky's 26-man roster, Finland's Kjell Carlstr÷m, Aussie Simon Gerrans, Sweden's Thomas L÷fkvist and Belgian Serge Pauwels, get in on the act at the Vuelta a Andalucia.

Cummings, Henderson, Portal and Wiggins are the other riders pencilled in for the Spanish event which runs from 21-25 February.

The month finishes with a flurry of one-day races, including Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne, and the plans for all those events are listed below.

Tour Down Under line-up: Russell Downing, Chris Froome, Mat Hayman, Greg Henderson, Chris Sutton, Ben Swift and Davide Vigan˛.

GP Cycliste la Marseillaise line-up: John-Lee Augustyn, Michael Barry, Sylvain Calzati, Steve Cummings, Peter Kennaugh, Nicolas Portal and Morris Possoni.

Etoile de BessŔges line-up: John-Lee Augustyn, Michael Barry, Sylvain Calzati, Steve Cummings, Peter Kennaugh, Nicolas Portal, Morris Possoni and Bradley Wiggins.

Tour of Qatar line-up: Kurt-Asle Arvesen, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Russell Downing, Juan Antonio Flecha, Lars-Petter Nordhaug, Ian Stannard, Geraint Thomas and Davide Vigan˛.

Tour of Oman line-up: Kurt-Asle Arvesen, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Juan Antonio Flecha, Mathew Hayman, Lars-Petter Nordhaug, Ian Stannard, Chris Sutton and Geraint Thomas.

Tour du Haut Var line-up: Michael Barry, Sylvain Calzati, Dario Cioni, Chris Froome, Peter Kennaugh, Morris Possoni, Ben Swift and Davide Vigan˛.

Vuelta a Andalucia line-up: Kjell Carlstr÷m, Steve Cummings, Simon Gerrans, Greg Henderson, Thomas L÷fkvist, Serge Pauwels, Nicolas Portal and Bradley Wiggins.

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad line-up: Kurt-Asle Arvesen, Michael Barry, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Juan Antonio Flecha, Mathew Hayman, Ian Stannard, Chris Sutton and Davide Vigan˛.

GP dell'Insubria-Lugano line-up: John-Lee Augustyn, Sylvain Calzati, Dario Cioni, Chris Froome, Peter Kennaugh, Morris Possoni and Ben Swift.

Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne line-up: Kurt-Asle Arvesen, Michael Barry, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Juan Antonio Flecha, Mathew Hayman, Ian Stannard, Chris Sutton and Davide Vigan˛.

GP di Lugano line-up: John-Lee Augustyn, Sylvain Calzati, Dario Cioni, Chris Froome, Peter Kennaugh, Morris Possoni and Ben Swift.

Clasica de Almeria line-up: Kjell Carlstr÷m, Steve Cummings, Russell Downing, Simon Gerrans, Greg Henderson, Thomas L÷fkvist, Serge Pauwels and Nicolas Portal.

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