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The American has gone from strength to strength since turning pro in 2013.
He has become a key part of the team’s stage race roster, racing both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana in 2016. ‘Boz’ is still only 25 and is sure to grow and develop yet further in 2017.
Philip Deignan became the first Irishman to ride for Team Sky in 2014 and quickly established himself as a popular member of the squad.
An experienced climber – last season’s Giro d’Italia was his ninth Grand Tour – he’ll be hoping to stay free of the injury issues that blighted his latest campaign.
Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome needs no introduction.
On his way to becoming one of the sport’s all-time greats, Froome enjoyed a spectacular 2016, winning the Herald Sun Tour, Criterium du Dauphine and Tour de France, before picking up a bronze medal in the Olympic time trial and producing a fantastic display at the Vuelta a Espana, where he won two stages and finished second overall. The 31 year old had never come closer to completing the Tour/Vuelta double and he’ll be as hungry as ever for success in 2017.
The experienced Golas enjoyed a solid first season in Team Sky colours, quickly settling into the squad.
The Pole, national champion on the road in 2012, put his knowledge to fine use across the year, playing a crucial team role in numerous races - including the Vuelta a Espana.
All-rounder Dibben is an exciting addition to the Team Sky stable.
The 22 year old is the reigning points race world champion and a fine road talent, evidenced by his strong showing at the recent Tour de l’Avenir.
2016 was a breakthrough year for Sebastian Henao as he established himself as one of the best young climbers around.
Second on the youth classification at the Giro d’Italia, fifth at Coppi e Bartali and sixth at the Arctic Race, the affable Colombian is on track for a big 2017.
Sergio Henao cemented his reputation as one of the world’s finest climbers in 2016.
King of the Mountains at the Tour Down Under, superb in support of Geraint Thomas at Paris-Nice, second at the Tour of the Basque Country and excellent at the Tour de France, he was cruelly denied a medal in the Olympic road race after a late crash. The Colombian is at his peak, and looks set for a great 2017.
Signed from Movistar ahead of the 2016 season, Benat Intxausti’s time at Team Sky started strongly, with a third place finish at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.
But the Spaniard was then hit by illness, sadly all but ruling him out for the entire campaign. Back fit, the experienced climber will be a huge boost to the team’s Grand Tour roster in 2017.
A two-time British National Champion, few riders are able to animate a bike race like Kennaugh.
The last few years have seen the Manxman start to rack up the victories, and having started 2016 in great form he claimed both the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and a stage at the Herald Sun Tour, before finishing the season in attacking style at the Vuelta a Espana, where he wore the leader’s jersey for a day after leading the team over the line to win the stage one team time trial.
One of the most complete team riders in professional cycling, ‘Kiry’ is defined by his consistency and ability against the clock.
The Belarusian was a key part of the 2016 Tour de France winning team and came within a minute of retaining his world time trial crown in October, finishing second behind Tony Martin, after another supreme season as a super domestique.
One of cycling's most experienced and well-respected domestiques, Knees showed no signs of slowing down in 2016, riding both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana.
Comfortable setting a tempo and using his considerable frame to keep his team leader out of the wind, Knees is also an incredibly adept climber, and no stranger to setting a pace in the medium mountains.
The 2014 world road race champion produced one of the highlights of the team’s 2016 season with his rousing victory at E3 Harelbeke.
Later in the season he was sadly forced to leave the Vuelta a Espana early due to injury. He is one of the most explosive riders in the peloton and will be keen to shine in 2017.
One of the most feared climbers in the peloton, injury and illness interrupted Mikel Landa’s first season with Team Sky but he was still able to show why he is ranked amongst the very best.
He won a stage at the Tour of the Basque Country and sealed an impressive overall victory at the Giro del Trentino, before his Giro d’Italia campaign ended due to illness on stage 10 after a strong start in Italy.
Heading into his fourth year with Team Sky, David Lopez is one of the most experienced climbers in the peloton.
He racked up two more Grand Tour appearances in 2016, racing at the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana. He played a typically valuable team role at both and shows no signs of slowing down.
One of the stars of the season, Gianni Moscon enjoyed a superb breakthrough 2016, marking him out as one of the brightest young talents in the sport.
Having earned his first professional podium finish at Coppi e Bartali the Italian then won the Arctic Race after an exhilarating victory on the race’s queen stage. His future looks bright.
The Basque star enjoyed a superb 2016, winning a stage at the Giro d’Italia on his way to claiming the King of the Mountains prize, before playing a crucial role in Chris Froome’s third Tour de France win.
‘Frosty’ is sure to play a big role in 2017’s Grand Tours as the climber enters his fourth year with the team.
Team Sky’s joker in the pack, Wout Poels is the life and soul of the party, and he had plenty of reason to celebrate at the end of the 2016 campaign.
Having won Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the team’s first Monument, and the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, the popular Dutchman was rewarded with a new and richly deserved three-year deal in September.
The Italian turned 27 in 2016 and he has grown significantly as a rider since joining Team Sky in 2012.
Comfortable no matter the terrain, he is most often seen working hard for others, but he came agonisingly close to his first Team Sky win at Tirreno-Adriatico this year, finishing second on stage four.
Italian Rosa joins from Astana, where he enjoyed two successful years as he cemented his reputation as one of the most versatile and reliable climbers in the sport.
He won Milano-Torino in 2015, played crucial team roles in numerous Grand Tours, and came agonisingly to winning Il Lombardia in October, finishing second.
Luke Rowe has established himself as one of the finest Classics riders in the world.
Fourth at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and then fifth at the Tour of Flanders, Rowe also put in a strong showing at Paris-Roubaix, before producing his usual commanding, authoritative performance as road captain at the Tour de France.
‘Yogi’ matched the team’s best performance to date at Paris-Roubaix in 2016, finishing third after a typically spirited performance.
The British powerhouse picked up his only win of the season on day three at the Tour of Britain, escaping on home roads to take a dominant solo victory, and he continued his 100% success rate at the Tour de France, racing in support of Chris Froome.
Aged 30, Geraint Thomas is now one of the most experienced riders in the team.
A veteran of seven Tour de France and countless Classics, ‘G’ is one of the sport’s most versatile and explosive riders, and in 2016 he picked up the biggest win of his career at Paris-Nice. With Team Sky from the start, G is a hugely popular member of the team and he will be looking to build upon his stage race success in 2017.
‘DVP’ enjoyed a fantastic first season with Team Sky, racking up four wins and playing crucial team roles in several races across a consistent campaign.
The young Dutch sprinter won stage two at the Tour de Yorkshire in May then claimed two stages at the Vuelta a Burgos, before beating several big names to take the second stage of the Arctic Race in Norway. Paris-Nice. With Team Sky from the start, G is a hugely popular member of the team and he will be looking to build upon his stage race success in 2017.
After winning Olympic Gold on the track in the omnium, 2017 is set to be a big year back on the road for Elia Viviani.
Fresh from penning a new deal the Italian has outlined Milan-San Remo and stages at the Giro d’Italia as his major goals for the upcoming campaign. After the year he’s had, you’d be hard pressed to bet against the sprinter returning to his top road form.
Classics specialist Lukasz Wisniowski is a new signing, arriving from Etixx - Quick-Step.
The Pole will bolster the team’s Spring Classics roster, joining his countrymen Michal Kwiatkowski and Michal Golas on the roads of France and Belgium.
Owain Doull enjoyed a whirlwind 2016, winning Olympic Gold in the team pursuit on the track in Rio, before making his Team Sky debut at Paris-Tours as a stagiaire just two months later.
The talented 23 year old has already expressed a desire to play a part in the team’s Classics lineup in 2017 and the Welshman is set to make his mark as he adapts to life back on the road.
In 2017 climbing star Kenny Elissonde will become the first Frenchman to ride for Team Sky in six years.
The 25 year old won a stage of the 2013 Vuelta a Espana and nearly repeated the feat in 2016, finishing second on the queen stage, and he just missed out on the King of the Mountains jersey. He joins from French team FDJ, where he had spent his entire professional career.
Tao is no stranger to Team Sky, having taken part in the team launch ride back in 2010 as a teenager, before racing with the team as a stagiaire in 2015.
Having graduated from the British Cycling Academy Tao spent two years with Axeon-Hagens Berman, and the talented 21 year old now looks ready to make the step up to WorldTour level.