Organisers today announced the 18 teams that will participate at the Strade Bianche 2016 on Saturday 5 March, starting and finishing in Siena
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Cycling Central

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RCS Sport
22 Jan 2016 - 8:34 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2016 - 8:52 AM

The 2016 field for the race will feature 12 UCI WorldTour teams, including Australia's Orica-GreenEDGE, and six UCI ProContinental teams.

SBS will broadcast the race live on Saturday 5 March from 11:45pm AEDT to 1:45am AEDT (Live to the Eastern States)

The 2016 course runs 176km and will feature 52.8km of gravel roads over nine sectors before the finish in Siena's Piazza del Campo.

The twisty and undulating course has no long climbs but is regularly punctuated with punchy hills, most significantly on the unpaved parts.

WorldTour teams
AG2R (FRA)
Astana (KAZ)
BMC (USA)
ETtixx-QuickStep (BEL)
Lampre-Merida (ITA)
Lotto-Soudal (BEL)
Movistar (ESP)
Orica-GreenEDGE (AUS)
LottoNL-Jumbo (NED)
Sky (GBR)
Tinkoff (RUS)
Trek-Segafredo (USA)

Pro-Continental teams
Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec (ITA)
Bardiani CSF (ITA)
CCC Sprandi Polkowice (POL)
Nippo-Vini Fantini (ITA)
Southeast-Venezuela (ITA)
Novo Nordisk (USA)