ORICA-GreenEDGE will head north to the cobbled roads of Belgium for the Eneco Tour with a strong and versatile lineup, chasing a repeat on last year’s success.
ORICA-GreenEDGE has named its nine man Tour de France squad. The line-up includes six riders who raced the Australian outfit’s inaugural Grand Boucle alongside three riders making their Tour de France debut.
Svein Tuft has inked a new two year deal with ORICA-GreenEDGE. The eight-time Canadian National Time Trial Champion has proven to be one of the strongest workhorses in the professional peloton. Tuft has been a part of each of the Australian outfits wins in the team time trial over the last two seasons.
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With the Tour de France start only weeks away, teams are making their final preparations for the French Grand Tour. This year ORICA-GreenEDGE brings its Tour de France sprint squad to Switzerland where the team feels it can best fine-tune its train over the nine day race. In his own words, Sport Director Laurenzo Lapage explains why the team has chosen to bring its sprinters to Tour de Suisse and highlights the team’s goals for the Swiss tour.
MRI Scan Reveals Hip Fracture: Season Over for Simon Gerrans.
Simon Gerrans made history on Sunday, becoming the first Australian to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Gerrans, adds the 100th edition of La Doyenne to a resume which now includes three overall victories at the Tour Down Under, stage wins at all three Grand Tours, two days in yellow and Australia’s second victory at Milan–Sanremo. Gerrans enjoyed impeccable support from his ORICA-GreenEDGE teammates en route to his monumental win.
Simon Gerrans made history as the first Australian to win a stage at each of the three Grand Tours. He delivered the first WorldTour victory for the first Australian WorldTour team when he won the Tour Down Under overall last year. Gerrans continued his history-setting ways in Calvi with a win on the third stage of the Tour de France. It is the second victory at the French Grand Tour for Gerrans; the first for ORICA-GreenEDGE.
Sam Bewley and Michael Hepburn Re-Sign With ORICA-GreenEDGE
Pieter Weening proved top tactician in a two-up sprint in Sestola to win the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia. Having spent the day in the early break, Weening attacked the escape group en route to the summit finish. Davide Malacarne (Europcar), sensing the move’s potential bridged across to Weening. The duo held off a spirited chase by their former breakaway companions and the peloton to mountaintop finish.
ORICA-GreenEDGE is pleased to announce that Pieter Weening has extended his contract through 2015. The Dutchman joined the Australian outfit in its maiden year after spending the first 12 years of his career with Rabobank. Weening brought with him a wealth of experience and results, which include stage wins at both the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia.
Traditionally a race for the sprinters or opportunists, the inclusion of additional climbs in 2014 is set to make this the toughest edition of the Santos Tour Down Under yet. Sport Director Matt White gives us a stage-by-stage look at the race.
Join us on December 1 at The Mitchelton Winery for a memorable ride alongside the entire ORICA-GreenEDGE men’s team and select riders from the ORICA-AIS women’s team. No other WorldTour team offers you an opportunity to ride and mingle with its stars in a setting quite like this.
ORICA-GreenEDGE lines up for the Critérium du Dauphiné with a focus on stage wins and fine-tuning form ahead of the Tour de France. The eight rider squad is full of opportunistic riders, all of whom will have a chance to make their mark on the French tour.
ORICA-GreenEDGE is excited to announce a partnership with Cape York Coffee Company. As every good cyclist knows, coffee is an integral part of cycling’s culture. Enjoyed by the seasoned professional, the recreational racer and the weekend warrior, coffee features on race days, training days and the all important rest day.
Following a training camp in Girona, Spain, ORICA-GreenEDGE has selected its six man line-up for the team time trial at the Road World Championships in Florence, Italy on Sunday. Three of the six men were part of the Australian outfit’s Tour de France winning ride in Nice last July.
In two days time, the adrenalized and much anticipated start to the spring Classics will kick off in Italy. On Sunday ORICA-GreenEDGE will line up in Milan to start the 298 kilometre journey to Sanremo. Milan-Sanremo, also known in Italy as La Primavera, is one of the five Monuments of cycling alongside the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Giro di Lombarida. These pillars of cycling are the oldest and most prestigious of the one-day races.
ORICA-GreenEDGE announced today that it will implement all of the recommendations of the Vance Report, which was commissioned to report on anti-doping best practice in cycling and the specific policies and practices of GreenEDGE Cycling. Following this review and its recommendations, Matt White has been appointed to the role as sports director.
One of the most important weeks of the spring season for ORICA-GreenEDGE begins on Sunday with the Amstel Gold Race. With multiple cards to play at each of the three Ardennes Classics, the Australian outfit lines up in Maastricht with a strong roster to support the team’s big ambitions.
Two products of the Cycling Australia (CA) coaching development program will take on new roles within the GreenEDGE organisation next year. Sport Director Dave McPartland, who has directed the women’s team since its inception, will move into a sport director position in the men’s program. Gene Bates, the head cycling coach at the Tasmanian Institute of Sport, will take over McPartland’s former position with ORICA-AIS.