Triple world champion Peter Sagan will make his first appearance in his new rainbow jersey in the Santos Tour Down Under in January.
“I’m excited to be starting the 2018 season with the rainbow stripes across my back again in Australia at the Santos Tour Down Under,” he said, according to The Advertiser.
“It is the perfect start to the UCI World Tour season each year, it has it all — a challenging and tough course, warm weather and the passionate fans that cheer for us day in day out no matter what.
“It is important to get the season off to a good start with Bora-hansgrohe, and there is no better place to do this than South Australia at the TDU.”
The Slovakian’s presence in this year’s Tour Down Under helped draw an estimated 840,000 spectators to the roadsides.