Well, it's time to put the rumours to bed for another year as the official UCI team list for 2017 has been revealed.

The two big bit of news this year were the formation of Canyon Factory Downhill Team and a face-lifted Santa Cruz Syndicate, but there have been changes all across the board.

It's great to see some teams picking up junior women as well. It's a new category for the UCI this year and it will need as much support as possible.

Here's a full run-down of the chopping and changing:

2017 downhill mountain bike Elite teams

Canyon Factory Downhill

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Troy Brosnan

Ruaridh Cunningham

Mark Wallace

Chain Reaction Cycles / Mavic

Elliott Heap continues to find form in the second half of the season. Third today.
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Elliott Heap

Sam Hill

Michael Jones

Commencal / Vallnord

All the Kiwis have been talking Brannigan up for this one but we never realised they were serious.
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George Brannigan

Myriam Nicole

Gaetan Ruffin

Thibaut Ruffin

Remi Thirion

Madison Saracen Factory Team

Matt Simmonds.
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Marc Beaumont

Alex Marin

Matt Simmonds

Matt Walker

MS Mondraker Team

A 1-2 for Britain and Mondraker
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Laurie Greenland

Danny Hart

Beatirice Migliorini

Markus Pekoll

Fabian Ulrich

Simone Wechselberger

Pivot Factory Racing

A big old pull up from Bernard Kerr over the stream gap.
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Rupert Chapman

Bernard Kerr

Emilie Siegenthaler

Polygon UR

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Kenta Gallagher Interview

Alexandre Fayolle

Kenta Gallagher

Mick Hannah

Tracey Hannah

Radon Factory Downhill Team

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Manon Carpenter

Faustin Figaret

Johannes Fischbach

Raphaela Richter

Santa Cruz Syndicate

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Greg Minaar

Luca Shaw

Loris Vergier

Scott Velosolutions

Top ten and a stint in the hotseat rounds out a decent weekend for Fairclough
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Brendan Fairclough

Gaetan Vige

Specialized Gravity

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Loic Bruni

Finn Iles

Miranda Miller

The YT Mob

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Aaron Gwin

Neko Mulally

Angel Suarez Alonso

Trek Factory Racing DH

Graeme Mudd
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Dan Atherton

Gee Atherton

Rachel Atherton

Kade Edwards

Graeme Mudd

VV Racing

Florent Payet had a great run and slotted into the top 10
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Antoine Afflatet

Marine Cabirou

Nicolas Canet

Thomas Denizot

Kevin Marry

Florent Payet

Antoine Pierron

Baptiste Pierron

Best of the Rest

Propain Dirt Zelvy

Phil Atwill

George Kerr

Henry Kerr

David Trummer

Bergamont Factory TeamĀ 

Patrick Butler

Morgane Charre

Eddie Masters

Reece Wilson

Giant Factory Off-Road Team

Jacob Dickson

Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas

Eliot Jackson

GT Factory Racing

Sam Dale

Jackson Frew

Brook MacDonald

Martin Maes

Wyn Masters

Alessia Missiaggia

Intense Factory Racing

Charlie Harrison

Dean Lucas

Jack Moir

Nikolas Nestoroff

Norco Factory Racing

Sam Blenkinsop

Henry Fitzgerald

Joe Smith

Transition Bikes / FMD Factory Racing

Joe Parfitt

Kaos Seagrave

Tahnee Seagrave

For the full list of teams click here http://www.uci.ch/mountain-bike/teams/