Track record: Only relative newcomers but the Australian team made an impact in 2013 with two of their riders - Simon Gerrans and Daryl Impey - wearing yellow. Oh yes, and the team bus getting stuck under a gantry at the end of stage one.
Leader: Simon Gerrans, a stage winner last time out, leads the team.
Changes since 2013: Reigning Oceania road race champion and time trial specialist Luke Durbridge makes his Tour de France debut, as does Jens Keukeleire. Englishman Simon Yates was not expected to be in contention for a Tour spot yet but has impressed so much already that he is being given a chance in place of South African Daryl Impey, one of the team's stars last year, who has failed a doping test.
Target: The team do not have a sprinter but are hoping for stage wins, with Michael Matthews singled out as one of the men to do it.
Full nine: Jens Keukeleire (Belgium) , Luke Durbridge (Australia), Mathew Hayman (Australia), Michael Albasini (Switzerland), Michael Matthews (Australia), Simon Clarke (Australia), Simon Gerrans (Australia), Simon Yates (Great Britain) and Svein Tuft (Canada).