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  Teams announced for 2019 Santos Women's Tour  
  December 9th 2018  
  Amanda Spratt celebrates winning 2018 Santos Women's Tour. Photo: Ernesto Arriagada  
  14 of the World's top women's teams will line up at the opening UCI women's race of 2019, the Santos Women's Tour Down Under, January 10-13 in Adelaide.

Defending Champion Amanda Spratt is set to return with Mitchelton-SCOTT, which finished the 2018 season ranked second in the world, less than two points behind Boels-Dolmans.

"We have seen this race grow from strength to strength over the last three editions and I am really excited about the line-up we have secured for the 2019 race," said race director Kimberley Conte.

"We will see CCC, Trek Segafredo and the Astana Women's Team all compete in the Santos Women's Tour Down Under for the first time, adding a new element of competition to the mix."

Other UCI teams joining Mitchelton-SCOTT is the CCC squad of Marianne Vos, the new Trek Segafredo, three Italian teams Ale Cipollini, Astana Women's Team and BePink, the United States Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank and Rally Cycling and Doltcini Van Eyck of Belgium.

The UniSA Australian National Team and Vantage New Zealand National Team will see some of Australia and New Zealand's best up and coming talent in action in an important development opportunity.

Completing the entries is Australian domestic teams Gusto StepFWD KOM, Specialized Women's Racing and Sydney University.

2019 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Teams

UCI Teams
Mitchelton-Scott (Australia)
CCC (Poland)
Trek Segafredo (USA)
Ale Cipollini (Italy)
Astana Women's Team (Italy)
BePink (Italy)
Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank (USA)
Rally Cycling (USA)
Doltcini Van Eyck (Belgium)

National Teams
Vantage New Zealand National Team (NZ)
UniSA-Australia (Australia)

Australian Domestic Teams
Gusto StepFWD KOM (Australia)
Specialized Women's Racing (Australia)
Sydney University (Australia)
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