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.
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.
Neo-pro Adam Yates became the first British winner of the Tour of Turkey in Istanbul on Sunday. En route to victory in the 50th edition of the eight day Turkish tour, Yates scored his first professional win, soloing across the line on the stage six summit finish. The win allowed Yates to move to top of the general classification by 1” over Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis).
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.
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.
The Flanderian racing continues today with E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke as the Classics specialists have their first opportunity to test themselves over cobbles and 17 climbs on the WorldTour. The 212 kilometre course begins and ends in Harelbeke with ascents of the Eikenberg, Stationsberg, Taaienberg, Paterberg and Tiegemberg, to name the most infamous of the lot, peppered throughout the route.
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 will line up for Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday with three key objectives:
Luke Durbridge recovered from what he called a “disappointing time trial” on Friday to win the road race at the Oceania Championships in Toowoomba on Sunday. Durbridge beat fellow statesman Robert Power (WIS) to the line in a two-up sprint to claim the elite title as Power took out the Under 23 title.
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.
Luke Durbridge nabbed his first win of the 2014 season, and the second for his ORICA-GreenEDGE team on day three of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic in Geelong. Durbridge sprinted to victory ahead of Pat Shaw (Satalyst), after their two-man move emerged from an early break and to held off the field into the final.
Matt Goss stormed to his first victory of the 2014 season, taking out stage two of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. On just the second day of racing for the 2014 season, ORICA-GreenEDGE set up their leader for the win with a textbook lead-out. Goss capitalised on that hard work, taking victory ahead of Caleb Ewan (Subaru NSWIS) and Leigh Howard.
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.
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.
Brett Lancaster has re-signed with ORICA-GreenEDGE following a consistent two year tenure with the Australian squad. A gold medal winner in team pursuit at both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games, Lancaster plays a critical role in the team time trial and the sprints. He also actively mentors his younger, less experienced teammates.
ORICA-GreenEDGE is excited to announce that Leigh Howard will continue to call the Australian-based squad his home for another two years. Howard is a former multi-discipline track World Champion who took his sprinting skills to the professional level on the road four years ago. In his two years riding with ORICA-GreenEDGE, Howard has found success, stability and comfort amongst his comrades.
ORICA-GreenEDGE is pleased to confirm that Mitch Docker has re-signed with the Australian outfit for another two seasons. Docker made the jump to the WorldTour after a breakout Spring Classics campaign with Skil-Shimano in 2011. In his two year tenure with the Australian team, Docker has honed his skills in the lead-out train and continued his focus on the cobbled classics.
Swedish sports brand Craft proudly joins forces with professional cycling team ORICA-GreenEDGE. The highly competitive Australian outfit will train, race and kick back in Craft clothes during the next three years. The collaboration includes both the men’s and women’s teams.
ORICA-GreenEDGE is thrilled to announce the signing of Caleb Ewan. Widely regarded as the biggest talent in the U23 ranks, Ewan will step up to the WorldTour via Jayco-AIS in October 2014. Prior to the start of his neo-pro contract, Ewan is on pre-contract with the Australian outfit. The team has secured his services as a stagiaire beginning next August.
Colombian climber Esteban Chaves will join ORICA-GreenEDGE on a two-year contract that begins next season. The 23-year-old is the sixth newcomer announced for the Australian outfit’s third season.