Australia's Simon Gerrans is forced to quit the Tour de France on Thursday after breaking his collarbone in a crash.
Mining services company Orica announced it will back the team through 2017 before ending its relationship with the Australian squad.
A few riders could upset favorite Alejandro Valverde in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but the weather could really throw a wrench into the mix.
Simon Gerrans endured a 2015 season filled with crashes and injuries, but he hopes his Tour Down Under win is a sign of things to come.
Andrew Hood's takeaways from this year's Tour Down Under
Gallery: Tour Down Under Stage 6
Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory in Adelaide, with Simon Gerrans holding the lead
Richie Porte (BMC) kicked away from the field on Willunga as Gerrans fought to retain his overall lead by 8 seconds
Simon Gerrans pads his overall lead at the Tour Down Under with his second win in a row, out-sprinting Ben Swift in stage 4.
Despite a drop in wins in 2015, Australia’s first WorldTour team sets high expectations for its 25-man roster next season.