UCI WorldTour teams 2018
By Velon Media Team , 10 Jan 2018

AG2R La Mondiale

The French outfit have strengthened for 2018 by signing Tony Gallopin from Lotto Soudal, Clément Venturini from Cofidis and Silvan Dillier from BMC Racing Team. Romain Bardet (pictured above) will again lead the team's charge at the Tour de France.

See the full squad on the website AG2R La Mondiale website

Astana Pro Team 

Climbers Omar Fraile and Davide Villella are two of the most eye-catching signings for Astana Pro Team in 2018. Fabio Aru has departed the Kazakh squad, opening the door for Miguel Ángel López and Jakob Fuglsang to spearhead the team's GC efforts.

See the full squad on the Astana Pro Team website

Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team

Domenico Pozzovivo and Gorka Izagirre arrive from AG2R-La Mondiale and Movistar Team respectively, while Ramūnas Navardauskas is fit after a heart operation. Vincenzo Nibali achieved two Grand Tour podiums in 2017, and will target the top step in 2018.

See the full squad on the Bahrain Merida website

BORA-hansgrohe

Triple world champion and cycling's rock star Peter Sagan leads the team again in 2018 - with his supporting cast boosted by the arrival of Daniel Oss and Peter Kennaugh. Polish climber Rafał Majka will also be to the fore at the big stage races.

See the full squad on the BORA-hansgrohe website

BMC Racing Team

Simon Gerrans, Alberto Bettiol and Jürgen Roelandts come on board with the American team for the 2018 season, following Greg Van Avermaet's stellar campaign in 2017. Australian Richie Porte will be building towards July and the Tour de France.

See the full squad on the BMC Racing Team website

EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale

A new sponsor and eye-catching new kit for Jonathan Vaughters' outfit. Sprinters Sacha Modolo and Dan McLay join for 2018 along with domestique Mitch Docker. Could Colombian Rigoberto Urán improve on his second-place 2017 Tour de France finish?

See the full squad on the Team EF Education First p/b Cannondale website

Team Dimension Data

Super domestique Julien Vermote's signature will help sprinter Mark Cavendish's lead-out and the return of Louis Meintjes gives 'Africa's Team' a fresh option in GC for the Grand Tours in the coming seasons.

See the full squad on the Team Dimension Data website

Groupama-FDJ 

French national champion Arnaud Démare won Stage 4 at the Tour de France in 2017, and his lead-out train will be strengthened by the arrival of Ramon Sinkeldam. Significant investment from a new sponsor sees the team rebranded as Groupama-FDJ.

See the full squad on the Groupama-FDJ website 

Team Katusha-Alpecin

The arrival of Alex Dowsett, Marcel Kittel, Nathan Haas and Ian Boswell signal big ambitions for Team Katusha-Alpecin in 2018 and beyond. German sprinter Kittel will target the Tour de France after winning five stages for Quick-Step Floors at the 2017 Tour.

See the full squad on the Team Katusha-Alpecin website 

Lotto Soudal

André Greipel wore the Maglia Rosa at the 2017 Giro and the German will aim to rediscover top form in the sprints. Jens Keukeleire arrives from Mitchelton-Scott and talented time-triallist Victor Campenaerts joins from Team LottoNL-Jumbo. 

Team LottoNL-Jumbo

Danny van Poppel gives the team two world-class sprinting options along with Dylan Groenewegen, who won the final stage of the Tour de France in 2017. The richly talented Slovenian Primož Roglič has his eye on a Grand Tour podium in the coming seasons.

See the full squad on the Team LottoNL-Jumbo website 

Mitchelton-SCOTT

The Australian team's ambition is highlighted by the arrival of Mikel Nieve and Matteo Trentin. Nieve will be a force in the mountains, Trentin is confident after a brilliant 2017, and Caleb Ewan's development into one of the fastest sprinters in the world continues.

See the full squad on Mitchelton-SCOTT website 

Movistar Team

Spaniard Mikel Landa arrives from Team Sky, significantly boosting the team's GC firepower. Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde and Landa may all race the Tour de France together in July. Another Spanish climber, Rafael Valls, comes on board from Lotto Soudal.

See the full squad on the Movistar Team website 

Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling Team

Following Marcel Kittel's departure, Colombian Fernando Gaviria may target the Tour de France for the first time after winning four stages at last season's Giro d'Italia, while new signing Elia Viviani may in turn target the 2018 Giro, the Italian rider's home race.

See the full squad on the Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling Team website

Team Sky

Team Sky celebrated Chris Froome's Tour de France-Vuelta a España double last season. Michał Kwiatkowski contributed one-days wins, and a wealth of new talent arrives in 2018, including Jonathan Castroviejo, David de la Cruz and Egan Bernal.

See the full squad on the Team Sky website 

Team Sunweb

Tom Dumoulin will aim to add another Grand Tour (or two?) to his palmarès after the Giro d'Italia while Michael Matthews won the TdF green jersey. Edward Theuns arrives alongside talented youngsters Martijn Tusveld, Louis Vervaeke and Michael Storer.

See the full squad on the Team Sunweb website

Trek-Segafredo

Bauke Mollema will lead the team at the Tour de France with puncheur John Degenkolb hungry to add to his impressive record of wins in one-day Classics and Grand Tour sprint stages. Exciting young riders like time-triallist Ryan Mullen boost the team for 2018.

See the full squad on the Trek-Segafredo website

UAE Team Emirates

Fabio Aru, Dan Martin and Alexander Kristoff come in for 2018 and will give the team plenty of options in stage races and one-day Classics. Aru and Martin are seasoned campaigners in Grand Tours and Kristoff could make the team a force in the flat one-day Classics.

See the full squad on the UAE Team Emirates website