Sixteen teams will be contesting the 2015 Jayco Herald Sun Tour.
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Team Manager: Matthew Wilson (AUS / VIC)
1: Simon Clarke 28 (AUS / VIC)
Overall winner of the Sun Tour in 2014, Clarke returns in an attempt for back-to-back titles. A stage four win at the 2012 Vuelta a Espana eventually catapulted the Victorian to the mountains classification win a fortnight later. In form this Australian summer, Clarke rounded out the top-10 at the National Road Championships.
2: Caleb Ewan 20 (AUS / NSW)
Impressive in his opening foray in the elite ranks which began at the 2014 Tour of Beijing. Ewan was runner-up on a stage in China and then at the 2015 Australian National Road Championships was narrowly beaten by Heinrich Haussler on a course that has traditionally challenged sprinters.
3: Michael Hepburn 23 (AUS / QLD)
A track and time trial specialist, Hepburn is widely tipped as the next big thing when it comes to grand tour contenders. A two time World Champion as part of the team pursuit on the track, and won a silver medal in the same event at the London Olympic Games. A member of the ORICA-GreenEDGE squad which reigned supreme in the team time trial at the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
4: Cameron Meyer 27 (AUS /WA)
Ninth overall at the 2014 Sun Tour, Meyer could be on to watch this year. A former winner of the Tour Down Under, Meyer's strength lies in short stage races and against the clock, with two Australian time trial titles to his name. A six-time World Champion on the track.
5: Sam Bewley 27 (NZL)
A bronze medalist on the track for New Zealand at the 2012 London Olympic Games, Bewley has had a frustrating run with injury over the past two seasons. Most recently, a crash in last year's Paris-Roubaix left the Kiwi with two displaced fractures in his right hand, a black eye and stitches in his ear. Placed fourth at the 2015 New Zealand Road Championships.
6: Damien Howson 22 (AUS / SA)
Heading into his second full season as an elite rider, Howson was crowned Under-23 World Champion in the individual time trial in 2013.
Team Manager: Michael Cornelisse (NED)
11: Nicolas Dougall 22 (RSA)
A powerhouse rider, Dougall graduated from the MTN-Qhubeka feeder team and makes his elite debut this season off the back of overall victory at the Tour de Boland in 2014. Returns to Australia having spent a few seasons based in Brisbane and riding in the NRS.
12: Tyler Farrar 30 (USA)
Farrar has taken victory in stages of all three grand tours and in 2014 managed some impressive top fives, including at the Scheldeprijs, Dwars Doors Vlaanderen, Vattenfall and at the Tours of Beijing and Britain. In his first season with MTN-Qhubeka after a seven-year stint with Garmin.
13: Matthew Goss 28 (AUS /TAS)
Became the first Australian to win Milan-San Remo in 2011 and also has two stages of the Giro d'Italia to his name. A silver medallist in the road race at the 2011 World Championships in Copenhagen, Goss is hoping that a new start with MTN-Qhubeka in 2015 sees him return to the winner's circle.
14: Songezo Jim 24 (RSA)
Has been with MTN-Qhubeka from the Continental ranks back in 2012. Orphaned, he was sent to live with his aunt when the Cape Argus Tour passed by instilling in Jim a passion for cycling. Finished fourth overall at the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo in 2013.
15: Serge Pauwels 31 (BEL)
Joins MTN-Qhubeka after three years with QuickStep and is an impressive domestique. Turned professional in 2006 after getting his grounding with the highly successful Rabobank development program.
16: Matt Brammeier 29 (IRL)
The three-time Irish road champion is another new signing for MTN-Qhubeka. Has a reputation for taking his chances off the front of the race. Took out the mountains classification at last year's Tour de Langkawi while riding for Synergy-Baku. Has previously ridden for Champion System, QuickStep and HighRoad.
Team Manager: Hendrik Redant (BEL)
21: John Murphy 30 (USA)
Former winner of the Tour de Taiwan (2008) and more recently has finished third (2013) and second (2012) overall at the Tour of Elk Grove. A sprinter, Murphy has matched it with the world's best in Europe while racing with BMC and is now in his third season with BMC.
22: Lucas Euser 31 (USA)
Vies with Marcel Kittel for the best quiff in world cycling. A climber and GC specialist, Euser has posted top 10 finishes at the Tour of Utah (2013), Tour de Langkawi (2009) and Tour de Georgia (2007)
23: Christopher Jones (USA)
Another UnitedHealthcare member who splits his time between the road and cyclo-cross. In 2014, Jones was a part if the squad that took on the likes of Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix and La Fleche Wallonne. Has previously finished fourth on GC at the Tour of Britain (2010) and Tour de Beauce (2009) and was second overall at the Tour do Rio (2010).
24: Adrian Hegyvary 31 (USA)
A key member of UnitedHealthcare's 'blue train' which has dominated the American sprints scene in recent seasons. Was a part of the squad which won the US team pursuit title on the track in 2014.
25: Tanner Putt 21 (USA)
One of the very exciting next crop to come out of the States. Two-time US Under-23 National Champion and a product of the Axel Merckx-run development program. Finished top-10 in the 2014 Liege-Bastogne-Liege for espoirs.
26: Danny Summerhill 25 (USA)
Heads into 2015 off his best season yet on the road. Several top 10s on stages resulted in Summerhill finishing eighth overall
Team Manager: Roberto Miodini (ITA)
31: Franco Pellizotti 37 (ITA)
Heading into his 13th season as a professional. A winner of two Giro d'Italia stages (2006, 2008) and has ridden 14 grand tours over his career. In 2012, Pellizotti won the Italian Road Championship.
32: Tiziano Dall’Antonia 31 (ITA)
A rider with a big engine, Dall'Antonia is a specialist against the clock. Has earned top-five GC results at the Tour of Luxembourg (2007) and the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire (2008).
33: Alberto Nardin 24 (ITA)
Joins Androni Giocattoli for the first time in 2015. Nardin steps up from the elite Italian ranks.
34: Marco Frapporti 29 (ITA)
Didn't enjoy the success of previous years in 2014. In past seasons Frapporti has earned stage wins at the Route du Sud, Brixia Tour, Tour of Britain and finished in the overall top-10 at both the Tour of Britain and Tour of Turkey.
Team Manager: Agostino Giramondo (AUS / VIC)
41: William Clarke 29 (AUS / TAS)
Enjoyed the most consistent season of his career in 2014, with stage wins across the year at the Tours of Japan, Kumano and Iran. A strong time triallist, Clarke was a silver medallist at the Oceania Championships. A former stage winner at the Tour Down Under.
42: Robbie Hucker 24 (AUS / VIC)
A former Australian Under-23 MTB cross-country champion. Hucker produced Drapac's best result at their Tour Down Under debut in 2014, finishing 18th on GC. Hucker has previously finished 10th overall at the Tour of Japan (2013).
43: Brenton Jones 23 (AUS / VIC)
Up-and-coming sprinter in his first season with Drapac and at Professional Contintenal level. Was devastating in 2014, winning overall at the Bay Cycling Classic and Tour of the Great South Coast in the NRS. Also on stages at the New Zealand Cycle Classic, Adelaide Tour, Tour of Singkarak, and Tour of Murray River.
44: Lachlan Norris 27 (AUS / VIC)
Heads into 2015 off the back of a solid 2014 where he was 10th overall at the Tour of Utah, following two top-10 stage finishes. Norris also finished with top-10 GC performances at the Tour de Kumano and Tour de Korea.
45: Adam Phelan 23 (AUS / ACT)
A big engine in the Drapac squad who sacrifices his own chances for the benefit of his teammates. Finished third overall at 2014's New Zealand Cycle Classic. Won the GP di Poggiana while racing with the Australian Under-23 program in Europe.
46: Samuel Spokes 22 (AUS / NSW)
In his first season with Drapac having spent several seasons racing with the QuickStep development team in Europe. Spokes rides with punch and excels on the shorter climbs given he's spent so long racing in Belgium. Overall winner of the Course de la Paix U23 in 2014.
Team Manager: John Herety (GBR)
51: Kristian House 35 (GBR)
The longest-serving member of the Condor-JLT squad having been with he team since 2008. A former stage winner of the Sun Tour, having won the seventh stage in 2003. House's extensive palmares includes overall victory at the Tour of South Africa (2011), and stage wins at the Tour of Japan and Vuelta Ciclista a León.
52: Felix English 22 (GBR)
Enjoyed his first outing at the Sun Tour last year, finishing fourth in the prologued and then third on the third stage to Nagambie in atrociously hot conditions. Confirmed his potential with a fourth place on the third stage of the Tour du Loir et Cher.
53: Mike Cuming 24 (GBR)
Returns to the Sun Tour for the second-straight year. Lone solo victory in 2014 came at the Tour de Korea. Is a previous general classification winner at the same event in 2013. A former British under-23 road champion.
54: Richard Handley 24 (GBR)
Came away from the 2014 Tour de Korea with two podiums, including a stage win.A strong climber and time triallist. A previous stage winner at the Vuelta Ciclista a Leon in 2012 where he also won the points classification. This will be Handley's second Sun Tour.
55: Graham Briggs 31 (GBR)
Winner of the British Criterium Championship in 2011. Took overall victory at the 2014 Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost off the back of his win from the breakaway on Stage 3. Briggs also finished fifth overall at the 2014 New Zealand Cycle Classic.
56: Tom Moses 22 (GBR)
A graduate of the Great Britain Academy squad. Won a stage of the Tour de Normandie last season and went on to wear the yellow jersey for the next two stages. Has a fast finish.
Team Manager: Andrew Christie-Johnston (AUS / TAS)
61: Patrick Bevin 23 (NZL)
Spent four seasons riding for US Continental team Bissell before returning to the southern hemisphere last year and riding in the NRS with Search2Retain. He won two of the Australian domestic events - the National Captial Tour and then the Tour of Tasmania. Internationally, Bevin also won two stages and points classification at the An Post Ras in Ireland.
62: Neil Van Der Ploeg 27 (AUS / VIC)
Fifth overall at the 2014 Sun Tour. Third at this year's Australian Road Championships. Excels on the tougher sprint finishes and is underrated on the climbs. Comes to this year's Sun Tour with the benefit of having ridden his second Tour Down Under with the National team.
63: Patrick Shaw 28 (AUS / VIC)
Back racing for Andrew Christie-Johnston after a year with Satalyst. The overall winner of the NRS in 2010. Provides strong leadership on the road for his teammates. Finished twice in the top-10 on stages of the Sun Tour in 2014.
64: Mark O'Brien 27 (AUS / VIC)
Frequently a man to watch on the Australian and Asian domestic circuits when the going gets tough and the road goes uphill. Finished third on the climb to Arthurs Seat in 2013.
65: Joe Cooper 29 (NZL)
Current New Zealand Road Champion, completing his remarkable comeback from a pelvis fracture. Winner of the National Road Series in 2014. Known as 'The Driver' Cooper's engine has turned heads over the past few seasons racing for Christie-Johnston's outfit.
66: Mitchell Lovelock-Fay 23 (AUS / ACT)
A young rider on the rise. Lovelock-Fay is a climber and GC specialist. A former winner of the Tour of Thailand (2012) and last year's winner of the tough Tour of Southland in New Zealand. A graduate of the track and national road development squads.
Team Manager: Cameron Watt (AUS / QLD)
71: Samuel Witmitz 29 (AUS / VIC)
A designated road captain for the Australian Continental outfit, Witmitz was rewarded for his leadership with overall victory and points classification at the UCI 2.1 2014 Tour of Taihu Lake. 2015 marks Witmitz's second appearance at the Herald Sun Tour.
72: Tommy Nankervis 32 (AUS / VIC)
After several seasons based in America, Nankervis is now into his second year with Budget Forklifts. Winner of the 2009 Oceania Road title.
73: Jacob Kauffmann 27 (AUS / NSW)
A former high level rugby union player, Kauffmann exhibits strength on the bike. Joined Budget Forklifts in 2013 before spending the following season racing for Canadian outfit Garneau - Quebecor. Has finished on the podium at the gruelling Melbourne-Warrnambool.
74: Michael Torckler 27 (NZL)
US-based for several seasons, Torckler is back racing closer to his NZ home. Despite several significant injury setbacks - one including a horrific hit-and-run in the US while training that left him in a coma for three days - Torckler has delivered impressive results. A former overall winner of the Tour of Borneo and Tour of Wellington and winner of the KOM classification at the 2013 Tour of Utah.
75: Brodie Talbot 25 (AUS / NSW)
Talbot's 2014 debut with Budget Forklifts was impressive, taking out the Adelaide Tour which is the second event of the National Road series and then late in the season, was runner up on the fourth stage of the Tour de Beauce in Canada. One to watch on the tougher sprint stages.
76: Brendan Canty 23 (AUS / VIC)
From cross-country running, to triathlon, Canty has now transitioned to road cycling. His ascendancy has been fast, having won the 2013 Stratford to Dargo, his first race and then spending a season with Search2Retain-Health.com.au and then earning a stagiaire ride with Professional Continental team, Drapac for the Tour of Utah.
Team Manager: Mark Isaacs (AUS / VIC)
81: Alder Martz 24 (USA)
Comes to the Australian Continental squad from the Hincapie Sportswear Development team in the US. Has a quick finish that in 2011 saw him win a stage of the Gateway Cup. Claimed a top 10 finish in the opening stage of this year's Bay Classic.
82: Cameron Bayly 24 (AUS / SA)
Made the final selection at this year's Australian Road Championships, finishing just outside the top-10. Enjoyed a solid 2014, with third overall at the Tour du Kumano in Japan while racing for Singapore OCBC. Also finished 8th on GC at the Tour de Korea.
83: Stuart Shaw 37 (AUS / ACT)
Evergreen road captain within a young squad. Winner of the National Road Series in 2007. Shaw has claimed victories across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
84: Oliver Kent-Spark 22 (AUS / VIC)
Really came into his own in the back end of last season, winning the prestigeous Melbourne to Warrnambool and was runner-up at Grafton-Inverell. Earlier in the season he claimed his first NRS stage win at the Tour of Toowoomba.
85: Michael Rice 19 (AUS / ACT)
Former Australian Under-19 Road Champion. Mixes road racing with track racing. Now in his second season with the team.
86: Alistair Donohoe 19 (AUS / VIC)
Finished third in this year's Australian Under-23 road championship, the first time competing in the category. Donohoe also rounded out the top-10 in the time trial. An impairment to his right arm sees Donohoe classify as a C5. He won gold at the 2014 Para-cycling World Championships in the road race.
Team Manager: Damian Harris (AUS / VIC)
91: Tom Robinson 25 (AUS / TAS)
A new face on the CharterMason squad after several seasons with Avanti. Finished third in the 2010 Melbourne-Warrnambool.
92: Jayden Copp 25 (AUS / QLD)
Another savvy recruit for the CharterMason team. Copp finished in the top-10 of both the Oceania Road and Time Trial Championships last season.
93: Nicholas Katsonis 20 (AUS / VIC)
Studying Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Mechanical Systems) at Melbourne University. A solid all-rounder, Katsonis shows good form on the longer, steadier climbs and also in criteriums.
94: Paul van der Ploeg 25 (AUS / VIC)
Australia's 2013 Mountain Bike World Champion in the Eliminator, van der Ploeg is spending more time on the road in 2015. Stage winner at the Tour of Borneo in 2013, van der Ploeg has speed, agility and climbing skills. The younger brother of Avanti Racing's Neil.
95: David Edwards 27 (AUS / QLD)
Bronze medallist at 2011 World Junior Championships in the ITT, Edwards is a product of the Queensland Academy of Sport high performance program. Earned a stagiaire ride with French pro team AG2R-La Mondiale for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Runner-up at this year's Australian Under-23 Criterium Championship.
96: Ben Hill 24 (AUS / ACT)
Broke through in 2011 with victory in the Victorian Open Road Championship. Was in the mix earlier this season at the Bay Classic. Won three stages of the Tour of Southland in NZ in 2014, and has chalked up NRS wins at the North Western Tour and Tour of Geelong.
Team Manager: Jamie Kelly (AUS / VIC)
101: Kane Walker 25 (AUS / VIC)
Road captain for the Navitas Satalyst Racing Team at the Sun Tour. An all-rounder, Walker won't be afraid to put in the hard work for his teammates.
102: Mitch Cooper 21 (AUS / VIC)
Young Victorian hoping to be a challenger for the youth classification. Finished top-10 at the recent Under-23 Australian time trial championships. Can climb as a podium finsher at the 2013 Preston Mountain Classic and top-10 at the 2013 Mt. Buller Road Race.
103: Michael Fitzgerald 26 (AUS / WA)
On the comeback trail after suffering with an auto-immune disease. Has extensive experience racing across Europe and Australasia. Finished third in the general classification at the Tour of South China Sea in 2008.
104: Jackson Mawby 19 (AUS / WA)
Amazingly heading into his fourth year in the NRS. Former winner of the Australian Under-17 Road Championship. Showed his strength at the tough Tour of Toowoomba in 2014. Will be one to watch.
105: Joel Strachan 33 (AUS / VIC)
Came to the sport of cycling quite late, not racing competitively until the age of 26. Was runner-up at the 2014 Victorian 100km Championships. Finished fifth at the 2013 Shipwreck Coast Classic.
106: Grayson Napier 19 (NZL)
Napier will be the designated sprinter at the Sun Tour, but he can handle himself on the bergs as evidenced by his win of the KOM classification at the Tour of Southland.
Team Manager: William Walker (AUS / VIC)
111: Masimo Graziato 26 (ITA)
Comes to Australia and the AWS team via retired pro and good mate Will Walker. Has spent the last two seasons with the Lampre-Merida squad. Rode the Vuelta a Espana in 2013, his first grand tour.
112: Alex Smyth 26 (AUS / VIC)
A regular on the National Road Series circuit in recent seasons having races with Satalyst-Giant. Smyth finished just outside the top-10 of 2014's gruelling Melbourne to Warrnambool and is a valuable domestic for the African Wildlife Safaris squad.
113: Pat Lane 23 (AUS / VIC)
Animated the elite men's road race late in the piece at the Australian Championships. Found himself back in Australia mid last season after a stint with Continental squad Synergy Baku. Runner up at the Tour of Wellington in 2011.
114: Jeremy Cameron 21 (AUS / VIC)
Finished 8th in the young rider's classification at the 2014 Sun Tour. Has a bit of pace, earning his first NRS podium last season on Stage 2 of the Adelaide Tour.
115: Sean Lake 23 (AUS / VIC)
Can go the distance as evidenced by his 2014 Grafton to Inverell victory. Amazingly, it was just his second NRS appearance.
116: Rico Rogers 36 (NZL)
The Kiwi veteran finished second on the stage into Nagambie at last year's Sun Tour. Has spent most of his career racing in Asia for some success, 2014 was no different. Rogers scored podiums at the Tour de Langkawi, Tour of Thailand, Tour of Qinghai Lake, Tour of China II and the Tour of Hainan. His sole win was at the An Post Ras in Ireland.
121: Tyler Spurrell 22 (AUS / VIC)
Claimed his maiden National Road Series win in 2014 at the Tour of Murray River crossing the finish line in Cobram with four seconds over his nearest rival. Spurrell has previous experienced success on the track in the individual pursuit.
122: James Mowatt 24 (AUS / VIC)
Has ridden in the European Continental ranks in France and Belgium in previous seasons. Scored two podium finishes in the NRS in 2014 while riding for African Wildlife Safaris, at the Battle of the Border and the Tour of Murray River.
123: Craig Evers 24 (AUS / NSW)
Evers bolts into the Data#3 Symantec squad for the Sun Tour courtesy of his stage victory in last week's New Zealand Cycle Classic. The result was his most-noteable to date.
124: David Melville 27 (AUS / QLD)
Mixes cycling with banking. A team player, Melville's strengths lie in longer road races.
125: Ryan Thomas 19 (AUS / NSW)
Has started the 2015 season well, with a top-10 finish in the opening stage of the Bay Classic. A former runner-up in the Australian Under-17 Road Championships, Thomas also claimed his first podium in the NRS in 2014, on stage 4 of the Adelaide Tour.
126: Scott Thomas 24 (NZL)
A strong time trialist, Thomas has been a regular in the top-10 of his national championships in the discipline. Comfortable when the road heads up, he won the king of the mountain classification at the 2014 New Zealand Cycle Classic.
Team Manager: Dave Sanders (AUS / VIC)
131: Steele von Hoff 27 (AUS / VIC)
Newly-crowned Australian Criterium Champion, von Hoff is in sensational form. A devastating run of wins in the National Road Series in 2011 landed the Victorian a professional contract with the Garmin-Sharp WorldTour outfit over the last two-and-a-half seasons. Von Hoff is now signed to British-based NFTO team for 2015.
132: Chris Hamilton 19 (AUS / VIC)
Another young-gun who mixes road and MTB racing. Hamilton took out this year's Under-23 Australian Criterium title in a great show of versatility for someone who has shown great climbing skills over previous seasons, winning stages of the Tour of Bright and finishing just off the podium at the Baw Baw Classic.
133: Angus Morton 25 (AUS / NSW)
Returns to competitive cycling in 2015 with US-based Jelly Belly after retiring in 2010. 'Gus' time away from the sport was spent studying media. He then went on to film 'Thereabouts' with brother Lachlan, documenting their ride from 2500km ride from Port Macquarie to Uluru.
134: Lachan Morton 23 (AUS / NSW)
Sprung to the cycling world's attention in 2010, finishing seventh overall at the Tour of Utah while still on junior gearing.2013 was a massive year for Morton, wearing the overall leader's jersey at both the Tour of Utah after winning a stage, and then the USA Pro Challenge where he went on to finish fifth on GC.
135: Nick Schultz 20 (AUS / QLD)
Another graduate of the track, Schultz has been racing overseas since 2013, joining CR4C Roanne in France. A former Junior Oceania ITT Champion, the Queenslander landed a stagiaire ride with QuickStep feeder team, Etixx for the back end of last year.
136: Cameron Wurf 31 (AUS / TAS)
Represented Australia at the 2004 Olympic Games in rowing before making the switch to professional cycling. Proved a strong domestique for Cannondale in the mountains the past two season, Wurf is also handy in time trials, winning Chrono Champenois in 2007. Has since earned top-10 finishes at the Tour of Turkey, Tour of China II, Tour of Japan, Tour of Taiwan and was also a runner-up at the Tour of Qinghai Lake.
Team Manager: Keith Lambert (GBR)
141: Josh Edmondson 22 (GBR)
Spent two seasons riding for Team Sky, posting impressive results including a top-10 finish at the 2013 Japan Cup. In 2014, Edmondson was fifth at the Great British Road Championships
142: Grant Ferguson 21 (GBR)
Will be tested on the road at the Sun Tour, having specialised previously in off-road pursuits. Represented Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, finishing fifth in men’s cross-country event.
143: Scott Davies 19 (GBR)
Reigning Under-23 Individual Time Trial Champion. Davies finished seventh in the road race at the 2013 Junior Men’s World Championships. Riding his second-consecutive Sun Tour, Davies was seventh in the youth classification in 2014.
144: Jake Kelly 20 (GBR)
Mixes road racing with track and hails from the Isle of Man. Winner of the British National Junior Road Race Series in 2013.
145: Gabreil Cullaigh 18 (GBR)
Discovered a love for cycling on a mountain bike in 2008 and hot the road a year later. A strong rider, Cullaigh also races team pursuit on the track.
146: Christopher Lawless 19 (GBR)
Also riding the Sun Tour for a second-consecutive year, Lawless finished just outside the top-10 in 2014’s prologue. Has taken stage wins at Nations Cup level.
Team Manager: James Victor (AUS / QLD)
151: Angus Lyons 19 (AUS / VIC)
An exciting young talent hailing from Ballarat. Lyons has been highly competitive throughout the junior ranks both against the clock, and on the climbs. Last December, Lyons was fourth overall at the Tour of Bright.
152: Jack Beckinsale 21 (AUS / NSW)
An all-rounder who enjoyed a solid career in the junior ranks. Has snagged several podium finishes in stages of the Tour of China I. Finished 10th at this year's Under-23 Australian Road Championships.
153: Ryan Cavanagh 19 (AUS / QLD)
2013 Junior Oceania Champion, Cavanagh was only just pipped for the podium at this year's Australian Under-23 Road Championship, finishing in fourth place. Looming as a GC contender, Cavanagh also shows considerable strength in time trials.
154: Harry Carpenter 21 (AUS / SA)
Winner of the 2014 Under-23 Oceania Time Trial title convincingly ahead of Campbell Flakemore and Oscar Stevenson. Spent 2014 riding for the Jayco-AIS program in Europe. Studying mechanical engineering.
155: Alex Clements 21 (AUS / TAS)
Yet another emerging talent out of Launceston. Clements was runner-up in the youth classification at last year's Herald Sun Tour and when not riding with the Australian Under-23 program in Europe, has been based in Australia riding with the hughely successful Avanti outfit.
156: Robert Power 19 (AUS / WA)
Enjoyed a phenomenal back-end to the 2014 season, winning two one-day classics in Italy on the way to his runner-up performance at the Tour de l'Avenir. Hails from the Midland Club in Perth, home of the Meyer brothers and Luke Durbridge.